So Chiefs star Dwayne Bowe is still not signed…
He wears the franchise tag which means he must stay a Chief at least through this season. D-Bowe will make just north of 9 million buckos this year with KC, which is not too shabby. But he wants a long term deal, likely a five-year $40 plus million agreement with about $25 or more million of that guaranteed.
But Chiefs boss Scott Pioli says no deal to long term, big bucks deals. Why? Bowe has been inconsistent, had off field issues and wide outs are a dime a dozen. Really?
Former Big Chief Carl Peterson once told me kickers were a dime a dozen after he let Nick Lowery go and settled for a cheaper Lin Elliot who cost the Chiefs a Super Bowl for sure!
Not since Otis Taylor have the Chiefs had a top wide out.
Yes, we have had a few decent receivers including the most overrated NFL player ever Tony Gonzalez.
That’s true, sorry.
Gonzalez never won a big game or lead us to anythiing major. Oh, he’s a sure hall of famer, but no he is not an Otis Taylor – who should be in the hall of fame because he was way better than Tony G.
But back to Bowe…he is THE MAN on this offense no question.
I know he’ll play this year after he holds out to avoid the hard work at training camp. That’s probably why he will not sign now, he knows he has to play this year. Because if he stays out a season, he’s a year older and his value will go down not up. So with no numbers to brag about in 2012, he will play, after all $9 million is not a bad number.
Bowe’s pissed because an even lesser player, Jamaal Charles, did get paid, more than 30 million bucks long term. And there’s no comparison between the two at this time. Sorry again.
Why? Bowe has played just one season less than Charles. Bowe has 36 touchdowns, easily leading a horrible Chiefs offense lead by Matt ‘The Franchise’ Cassel. And Charles has had a not very impressive 12 touchdowns in four years. Nothing to brag about there.
So yes, he has a nice yard per carry average, but Bowe has the same with yards per catch.
Charles at about 5.5 and Bowe at about 14 yards – both very good.
CHARLES IS HURT AND COMING BACK FROM AN ACL.
He may never be the same. Bowe meanwhile is healthy and has shown he’s not a guy who gets hurt much. He did miss four games because he used dope, but most of the team does. He was just the example guy.
Sorry, but that’s true. But just weed, not the hard stuff. Of course they all use roids…what a shock.
Bowe is the Chiefs offense at this point.
When he’s out…THERE ISN’T ANY OFFENSE. Well, sometimes when he’s in there isn’t much either. However I think we can blame having a sub par quarterback for the last four years for that one. The other thing about Jamaal, he was not looking so great last year before the injury in preseason or the two games he did play in. So I was already wondering.
Yes, the Chiefs have John Baldwin, who looks promising but is yet unproven. The rest of our receivers are all maybes. Period. Bowe is the one and only star on the team. Dwayne and Tamba Hali are the only big names on this ball club. If Bowe has a great year…PAY HIM.
It took the Chiefs 40 years to find a receiver even close to Otis Taylor and his name is Dwayne Bowe.
Pay the man.