New Coach, Same Da’Quan Bowers

November 8th, 2014

daquan bowers

Before someone tries to brand Joe a hater, there may not be a nicer guy in the Bucs locker room than Da’Quan Bowers.

The defensive end has come nowhere near the player folks thought he would be coming out of Clemson. Unlike others, however, who are shadows of their college hype, Bowers never hides from reporters (coughmarkbarroncough) as if the fourth estate is responsible for their suckiness on the field.

Bowers is always at his locker willing to face the music, gospel or otherwise. Joe really, really respects that.

Still, the NFL is not college or high school. You are paid for production. Period. It’s is not about love or hate. It’s about results. Period.

Sadly, Bowers has never gotten results and, like a cat, he seems to have nine lives. Now on his third coach and second general manager, Bowers is Bowers: you barely know he is on the roster. But here is something both interesting and appalling per

Even with the aid of PEDs, Bowers has a grand total of two solo tackles this year. That’s the same number of solo tackles that Mike Glennon, Mike Evans, Bobby Rainey and Patrick Omameh have and those guys play offense!

Can you imagine?

Joe just doesn’t know what to say when four offensive players have just as many solo tackles as a second-round pick of a defensive lineman.

26 Responses to “New Coach, Same Da’Quan Bowers”

  1. Taking back Sunday Says:


  2. Pete Says:

    I like the young man. I keep waiting and hoping for him to turn his career around!

  3. HeinousJameis aka delson Says:

    I think everybody agrees joe. It was a gamble one that everyone siad would be. Our expectations weren’t met but the thot of having “two top” des was was worth it even tho they were disappointments.

  4. biff barker Says:

    Nice Bucs finish last.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Getting ready to be one of those Insurance Adjusters you always speak of…..

    Tackles matched by Mike Glennon….what more needs to be said?

  6. Taking back Sunday Says:

    Just remove Clemson from our draft boards

  7. buc4lyfe Says:

    Very true joe but writing about this is a waste of time, he’ll come back from suspension injured or to out of shape to get on the field

  8. INDYbucsfan Says:

    Does he come back this game?

  9. Tom Edrington Says:

    Now that he’s had some nice years of collecting huge paychecks, time to sending him packing towards his next career. Since Joe says he’s a nice guy and likes the media, ESPN can find a gig for him in their college football coverage.

  10. The Buc Realist Says:

    Actually. compared with all the other second round picks the pop-star made. It was one of his better selections. But that is one of the reason the Bucs are a JOKE of a franchise!!!

  11. BFFL Says:

    I’m pissed off that I still have to read about this guy. I don’t care if he is nice. All I care about is productions and wins. And don’t mistake his willingness to talk as being nice. Instead he has a quality of arrogance. After all, this is someone who walked into an airport with a gun.

  12. Cannons Says:

    The throwback game against Carolina his second year he was all over the field making plays and I thought he was turning the corner but he’s been a huge disappointment since. He just doesn’t seem like he really wants it.

  13. Destinjohnny Says:

    Doms draft work still lingers

  14. Buccfan37 Says:

    To look at Bowers he has impressive size, this guy looks like he could be special, proving looks are deceiving. It has to be that he has never recovered from the original injury he had when the Bucs drafted him initially. If he stays with the Bucs he may get in on a few plays, eventually he will be on the sideline injured. History repeats itself.

  15. Waterboy Says:

    I like Bowers and had a lot of faith that he would eventually turn the corner but unfortunately I think it’s now time to turn the page and move on from him.

  16. Flmike Says:

    As a guitarist, I’ve always had a soft spot for Bowers, the times I’ve interacting with him via social media all we talked about was music. He looked like he had a lot of promise coming out of college, but it just hasn’t appeared on the field with any consistency, face it the draft is a crapshoot, this one like nearly 80% of all picks made came up snake eyes, it happen to be a high pick, but hey it’s a gamble.

  17. billy buckaroo Says:

    He will prob end up in Dallas and Marinelli will make him very good

  18. The Buc Realist Says:

    @billy buckaroo

    are you talking about lovie??? please be more clear!!!

  19. tweezydakidd Says:

    That goes to show you what kinda coach we have,,, trade Barron, but keep bowers??? He is such an idiot!! I’m disgusted!

  20. OB Says:


    How about Da’Quan has left the building?

  21. MGM4Life Says:

    I remember him being projected as a first round pick before the knee injury, thought it was a gamble and it was, Bucs lost.

  22. Norcross Says:

    Bust for sure. at this point, he’s a warm body for rotating guys during the game, and maybe someone who can occupy an offensive lineman so someone with real talent can make a play.

    he wasnt traded because no one wanted him. for anything.

  23. mac Says:

    Bust… Dominik was the only sucker dumb enough to take the bait on this floater…


    Bye bye Bowers… Its been horrible watching you do nothing for four years…

  24. bculaw Says:


    There were plenty of prr-combine projections that had him going #1 overall before his knee issues surfaced. I thought this guy was going to be a beast and was more excited about him than I was about Clayborn. Unfortunately, neither has lived up to their draft investment. Shame. This D would look completely different if these guys were as good as advertised.

  25. ElioT Says:

    “We know knees” – F**k You Dom!

    Go Sucs!

  26. ddneast Says:

    Don’t forget the sack he had in Pittsburgh which knocked the Steelers out of field goal range at the end of the second quarter. Sigh. Dominick had no business evaluating pro personnel.