Albert Haynesworth Now A Mentor

November 30th, 2011

Da'Quan Bowers speaks Tuesday at a function for the Under Armour All American Bowl in St. Petersburg.

Yesterday Joe caught up with Bucs rookie defensive end Da’Quan Bowers in St. Petersburg making an appearance promoting the Under Armour All American Bowl Jan. 5 at the Fruitdome.

Sunday against the Titans, Bowers logged his first start of his career. He didn’t do too bad, showing flashes of why he was considered one of the top draft prospects in 2011, until scares about his knee dropped him to the second round where the Bucs picked him up.

“I did pretty good,” Bowers said of his start. :”I just have to build on it and get better. If you are not getting better, you are not doing something right. Each and every day you should be learning soemthing and getting better.”

And while Bowers claimed he learned a lot starting last Sunday — he wouldn’t go into details what he learned — but he has learned equally from defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth in his short stint with the Bucs.

“I knew playing with Albert and Adrian Clayborn, there would be opportunties because it will take more than one blocker to hold those guys back,” Bowers said. “Albert has not been here very long but he is doing the types of things that we needed on the defensive line. We needed a vocal leader, especially with Gerald [McCoy] being down. With his absence, there has been a void and Albert is doing a great job of that.”

7 Responses to “Albert Haynesworth Now A Mentor”

  1. AtlBucsFan Says:

    Albert, Da’Quan and Adrian need to read Steve White’s analysis. Read that, do that and the opponents running game stops!

  2. knucknbuc Says:

    Wow.This just screams to me “Hey, Dominick and Raheem get a f%^%^ veteran in here so I can learn somethings on the field that I cant all the time from you.” Seriously its like this kinda stuff tells me everything Dom could of did instead of signing that bum black. You could of signed stephen tulloch so he could teach mason foster on the field. Could of re-signed caddy so he can teach blount the protections and such so he knows them/keep lumpty dumpty off the field. A fullback like vonta leach to teach lorig how to lay the wood on a lb. And the list goes on. These aren’t expensive guys neither. Their guys that just signed for a 1 year deal or so with their current teams.

  3. knucknbuc Says:

    Wow.This just screams to me “Hey, Dominick and Raheem get a f%^%^ veteran in here so I can learn somethings on the field that I cant all the time from you.” Seriously its like this kinda stuff tells me everything Dom could of did instead of signing that bum black. You could of signed stephen tulloch so he could teach mason foster on the field. Could of re-signed caddy so he can teach blount the protections and such so he knows them/keep lumpty dumpty off the field. A fullback like vonta leach to teach lorig how to lay the wood on a lb. And the list goes on. These aren’t expensive guys neither. Their guys that just signed for a 1 year deal or so with their current teams.

  4. knucknbuc Says:

    sorry didnt mean for the double post.

  5. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Lumpty Dumpty? From the Leave it to Beaver show, I like Lumpy or “the Lump” better.

  6. AtlBucsFan Says:

    @knucknbuc – or have sent Rah to Leadership school during the lockout. These players, as young as they are for this level of play need, did I say need, direction! They don’t need a cheerleader on the sidelines saying “Play harder, run faster”

  7. Eric Says:

    Face stomping classes?

 
 

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