Knee Officially Ends Da’Quan Bowers’ Season

December 26th, 2013

There’s no truth to the rumor Da’Quan Bowers recently injured his knee fervently praying for the double-digit sack season Greg Schiano expected of him, a March decree that was no Nostradamus moment.

Today, Bowers, who has one sack in 2013, was placed on injured reserve for the season finale.

The injury is not related to Bowers’ previous knee issues in college.

Yes, Joe expects Bowers to return if Schiano returns next season.

Bowers, still just 23 years old, will enter the final year of his rookie contract in 2014. He doesn’t make much money as a second-round pick, and he does have raw talent and coaches seem to like his attitude.

Bowers seems like a great guy, and he’ll surely dive into his music once players wave good-bye for the offseason next week.

A gospel singer and guitarist, here’s one of Joe’s favorites from the Bowers collection, “Sail On Superstar,” a song dedicated to his late father.


13 Responses to “Knee Officially Ends Da’Quan Bowers’ Season”

  1. Jim Says:

    He is a Buccaneer? Hmmm. Haven’t heard his name all year.

  2. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I think they should cut him. He may have a good work ethic, but he has shown no real ability to be effective on the field. If it clears even a little cap room, I say get rid of him. This isn’t a charity.

  3. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    2nd round Dominick bust

  4. Bucfan40 Says:

    As someone who watched him extensively at Clemson, this really sucks how his body has broken down. Kid was every bit as good, if not better, than Clowney. Remember when Auburn played Clemson, the only person seemingly interested in stopping Cam that day was Bowers. Chased him everywhere.

    Hope we give him another shot.

  5. BucsfaninChina Says:

    I’d say don’t quit your day job Da’Quan, but it looks like he will need another one of those in the not too distant future.

  6. Mr. Patrick Says:

    So much for double digit sacks this year

  7. BigMacAttack Says:

    Bowers has talent but he needs to get his Fat A$$ in shape like a few other Bucs’ linemen on both sides of the ball. How does one make that much money, play or practice so many days of the year and still have a spare tire around his waste? It really is pathetic that guys twice their age age have far less fat. A big fat belly doesn’t help you. It’s more weight to slow you down adding strain to your muscles that do the work. Bowers needs to eat better and start running about 5 miles every day in addition to the normal workouts. The Bucs are severely lacking in stamina, with the exception of their few star players.

    This team is lacking in “Self Discipline” which shows up every week on the field. It isn’t just the coaching. The Players don’t want it badly enough. The term “Buccaneer Men” is Big Fat Joke these days. There is just no way these clowns will beat the Saints. I was wrong again about them, go figure.

    Saints 48 – Bucs 6

  8. BFFL Says:

    Did you see him trying to run after kaepernick? He looked slower than a 400lb DT. Seriously, what a waste if this guy is back next year. Bucs need that spot to evaluate other guys.

  9. Harry Says:

    Wow, only 1 sack – ONE! This is the guy Schiano (not Dom) chose over Bennett. Bennett, on the other hand has 7.5. This is another ridiculous example of Schiano’s NFL decision making – ONE!

  10. Capt.Tim Says:

    Bowers went to his first traing camp this year. He’s coming off the slowest injury to heal- a torn Achilles.

    Prior to the knee- he was considered for the first pick of the draft. That injury has not reappeared.

    It takes the vast majority of D-Line players 2-3 years to really develop. McCoy took a couple years- but now is the best DT in the league.

    If we are to stupid to develop the players we draft- then we are even worse than our record! Some of the posters here., we the same clueless dumbasses that we’re crying to trade or cut McCoy. Stupid to the point of nauseating.

    Of course we keep- and play- both Clayborn and Bowers. This coming year, both will translate experience and knowledge into production

    Unless we replace coach and staff. Then everyone gets to waste a year, learning a new system

  11. john Says:

    news flash there is heaps of talented players in the nfl. but it takes more then talent to say the least. what does your heart run the 40 in?? what does your will to be the best run the 40 in ?? what do your instincts run the 40 in. break all those down for 91 and i would say he runs a 5.5 forty. I thought he had more pride then that

  12. bucs55 Says:

    I think bowers need to cut some weight he’s playing almost on 290 I think he should be at around 260 he played slimmer and faster in college I think that’s really hurting him look at clay born he was bigger in college cut some weight his rookie year and blew up

  13. Eric Says:

    Is Schiano’s team in the pizza bowl this year?

    Got a good record there.