Striving To Reach Te’o-Nesheim LevelOctober 22nd, 2013
Greg Schiano was excited today to talk about emerging sackmaster DaQuan Bowers. The third year defensive end has no sacks this season, but he’s improving steadily Schiano said during his news conference.
Schiano liked what he saw from Bowers against Atlanta, though it was only six plays worth.
“I look forward to him playing more this week. He’s feeling better. I actually think Da’Quan has gotten better and better. I know that outside looking in, ‘why isn’t he playing more?’ I think he’s improving,” Schiano said “Not as fast as everyone would like, but he’s improving and he has natural ability. So he’s going to play more and more as the year goes on, as long as he keeps improving. Not very much unlike what I described on offense, where you earn your piece of the pie, it’s the same thing on defense. You earn your plays. You earn your reps.”
Jimminy Christmas! How much does Bowers have to do to show he’s better than Daniel Te’o-Nesheim, the starting left end ahead of him.? How far did Bowers fall from when Schiano said he’d be a double-digit sacks guy?
Te’O-Nesheim has a paltry six tackles in six games. That’s terrible.
Sorry. As nice as it is to hear Bowers is improving, Joe can’t consider Bowers’ reported growth a bright spot. He’s a second-round pick who needs to produce.