Schiano Drove Bowers MentalAugust 4th, 2014
Ok, now it’s a official. The leader of the New Schiano Order, Greg Schiano, scrambled Da’Quan Bowers’ brain to the point he didn’t recognize himself.
Bowers explained yesterday after practice.
The man who wrongly proclaimed Bowers would be a double-digit sack buy before the 2013 season somehow crushed the spirit of his then 23-year-old defensive end after Bowers disappointed in training camp last year.
“It was Schiano. He got to me mentally and I just couldn’t bounce back for some reason,” Bowers told Joe and other media.
Rick Brown of the Lakeland Ledger noted Bowers accepts responsibility for not being able to handle his head coach. “I blame myself though. I couldn’t push through it mentally. It taught me something and I’m a better person and a better player because of that,” Bowers said.
Well, Schiano has driven at least a few players to the nut house in his day, most notably Josh Freeman. Joe hopes Bowers can recover. He made a strong run stuff with the first-team defense in practice yesterday, but was handled easily by backup offensive linemen in run stuffing drills.