Da’Quan Bowers Made Plays

December 1st, 2014

Twice during Tampa Bay’s nut-kick loss to the Bengals yesterday, Joe Twittered out in ecstasy because much maligned Da’Quan Bowers made a play.

Clinton McDonald’s hamstring injury set up Bowers to avoid the inactive list and get a chance at some snaps.

He delivered. Stunning!

In limited duty, Bowers shared a sack with Akeem Spence and had an impressive solo tackle.

He looked like an effective football player.

Bowers’ rookie contract ends after this season. Perhaps that’s helped wake him up following his performance enhancing drug suspension? Or perhaps he’s only now recovering from Greg Schiano turning him into a mental patient?

The crazy thing about Bowers is he’s in his fourth season but is only 24 years old.

If Bowers can somehow manage a strong finish in the Bucs’ final four games, then look for him to have an NFL job next season. As long as Joe’s writing hypotheticals, a good December might even land Bowers back in Tampa.

16 Responses to “Da’Quan Bowers Made Plays”

  1. bucrightoff Says:

    One not horrible game? Better get him locked into an extension ASAP…

  2. OB Says:

    Is this just another fairy tale?

  3. DB55 Says:

    Gotta given spence some credit he played well at NT and at the 3. Good job home slice, time to sit back and burn a fatty. 😉

  4. Zam Says:

    And the Bucs are only two other teams tying away from making the playoffs!

  5. Tom Edrington Says:

    League minimum……”Simple as that…..”

    as everyone’s favorite coach likes to chirp

  6. Glenn Says:

    I’m not against bringing Bowers or Clayborn into camp (notice I said into camp). Just at a reduced prove-it salary.

  7. Another J Says:

    Lemon made plays.

  8. brandonbucsfan Says:

    Still want to know what happened to J. Smith yesterday. Most of the time the “ghost” was in there.
    Kudos to D. Lansaneh- playing better all the time. He was all over the field.

  9. Another J Says:

    They gave ” The Ghost” credit for a tackle when Bernard ran into him on a running play.

  10. Buc'n Enough Says:

    That’s an awesome return for a second round pick! Way to go Rock Star!
    Every blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes…

  11. Eczeutn Says:

    How good call let’s sign him to a 5 year extension.

  12. pick6 Says:

    bowers is one of Lovie Smith’s man crushes, if he shows anything above a Gilkey level of play and manages to not seriously injure himself once more, he will be in training camp with the bucs in July

  13. Ray Rice Says:

    At least he made a play in every quarter and didn’t disappear after the 1st.

  14. Brandon Says:

    brandonbucsfan Says:
    December 1st, 2014 at 2:55 pm
    Still want to know what happened to J. Smith yesterday. Most of the time the “ghost” was in there.
    Kudos to D. Lansaneh- playing better all the time. He was all over the field.——————
    Smith started at left DE. Did you watch the game?

  15. Teflon DON Says:

    I really dont care what anyone says.. we have got to resign either him or clayborn we can’t just let them walk we are in shambles already on the DL might as well keep them around on a one year prove it deal make the competition in training camp be a great and let the best man win the job. With our luck one of these guys doesnt get resigned and the PATS pick him up and wala! PRO BOWL PLAYER.. always seems to happen with ex bucs

  16. pick6 Says:

    Teflon Don i still think that Clayborn can be an asset to our team if you put his draft position to the side and just consider him a potential situational player. i think he would be tough to play against as a lesser part of a strong D line rotation. Given how his last few years have gone he won’t have much choice but to accept a minimal deal from someone…why not the team that’s stuck by him through 2 major injury rehabs?