Da’Quan Bowers Starts On The BenchAugust 17th, 2013
Greg Schiano has been vocal recently about getting Da’Quan Bowers transitioned to a full-time, every-down player.
Schiano has cracked a whip on Bowers in the media, and he played Bowers a full half against the Ravens. And part of the time in that game he even had Bowers playing defensive tackle in the 3-technique, a move seemingly made to force Bowers to grind and grind.
Fast-forward to tonight against the Patriots, and Bowers was not in the starting lineup. He appeared with the first team as a situational pass rusher. That’s hardly a way to get Bowers ready to become a versatile manbeast with double-digit sacks.
At this point, Joe is wondering whether Bowers is on his way out of Tampa, just 10 months after Schiano raved about Bowers’ work ethic and the body-transformation he accomplished while rehabilitating his blown Achilles.