Bowers Continues Transformational Comeback

December 21st, 2012

If there was a positive from the heinous Raheem-era-like debacle in New Orleans, Joe must call out the continued recovery and ressurection of DaQuan Bowers.

Now eight games into his return from a spring Achilles tear, an injury Joe thought should have put Bowers on the shelf for a full season in order to be safe, Bowers continues to prove Joe wrong and shine.

On Sunday, he recorded his third sack in part-time duty. Today, the leader of the New Schiano Order was quick to praise the progression of Bowers’ play this season in addition to a transformation born from his dedication.

“The thing that I mentioned when he came back is that he really did more than rehab his Achilles, he changed his body somewhat, you know, and he’s stronger. He’s quicker. And I think, you know, the sky’s the limit for Da’Quan,” Greg Schiano said. “He got to play, get two more games God willing, and then another whole offseason with the program, I think he’s going to be a really talented guy.”

There’s a lot of hope and expectation for Bowers and injured Adrian Clayborn, rockstar general manager Mark Dominik’s back-to-back defensive end picks in 2010. Those guys are a huge key to next season. However, the Bucs absolutely have to re-sign Michael Bennett, who will cost a small fortune. Bennett is the best horse in the stable.

11 Responses to “Bowers Continues Transformational Comeback”

  1. Andrew Says:

    Bowers has looked great, but I want to see more before I proclaim it a good draft pick. plus he has stay injure free which seems almost impossible for our defensive line to do.

  2. Vincente Says:

    He will get it done. I don’t rely on pure stats to determine if a player is gonna be great at his position. The guy is a workhorse and our D line is beast! We need more impact from them but it’s gonna happen in time. Two more games equals two more weeks weeks of reps. That’s alot of reps. Lets go Tampa!

  3. RastaMon Says:

    Hope he makes through the season …R&R and shows up HUGE n September !

  4. Macabee Says:

    Manchild is a comin’! He will only get better with playing time. Add 1 true pass-rushing DE to this line and Tampa will be on it’s way to once again having a feared defense. This assumes we nuke the current secondary and start over!

  5. Fear The Glow Says:

    I hope they don’t use this as an excuse to let Bennett walk.

  6. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    They’ll save enough cap money by letting Black & Wright go (something like $12 million) that they should have no problem keeping Bennett. That’s assuming he wants to stay in Tampa of course.

  7. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    A little happier thinking of the future. Bowers, Clayborn, Bennett… Thats going to be amazing next year. Ugh, but then I think of NEXT YEAR. A whole year! Oh well, at least we can be optimistic.

  8. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    I just hope he doesn’t rip that Achilles in the gauntlets next year. Brian Price was a real gamer until that 4th gauntlet. Pop!!

  9. Ian's Gay Lisp & Ron's Drinking Problem Says:

    i just can’t wait to get this whole team back healthy next season and make a serious run at it..with a much weaker schedule…and new draft picks & 2 or 3 Free Agents!!!!!!!

  10. RustyRhino Says:

    @ miguel what exactlly is wrong with expecting, and testing the conditioning of your players as they start “training camp” or do all players show up in top shape at every position? We hear whinning when our players are slow and out of shape, and complaints when we hold them accountable to show up in shape for camp. Which way is it?
    Show up not focused on the task at hand or show up rip roaring ready.
    Bowers, injured his Achilles, before the start of camp did he not, so why even mention him injuring it next training camp. Price unfortunately had some serious injury issues from his draft year on.
    I like the sound of Bowers,Clayborne,Bennett,Teo DE group for next season. Players who come to play on Sunday.
    Enough of my ranting… Go Bucs!

  11. Capt. Tim Says:

    Bowers has looked great! Can’t wait to see him and Clayborne together next year