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John Dorsey: Bowe ready to become one of top receivers in NFL

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The relationship between the Chiefs and wide receiver Dwayne Bowe hasn’t always been the smoothest one.

There’s been bad feelings about last year’s franchise tag, reports of trade demands, weight issues and a suspension for violating the performance-enhancing drug policy during his run with the team, all of which led some to wonder about the wisdom of signing Bowe to a long-term deal with a sizable amount of guaranteed money. New Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey is not one of those people.

“I find him to be a very engaging young man,” Dorsey said, via the Kansas City Star. “He’s a receiver and receivers have unique personalities. But he’s a very talented guy. We sat and talked. I told him it’s his responsibility to uphold his end of the bargain. He said he understood the challenge ahead and he totally embraced that challenge. He is ready to take that position of being one of the top receivers in professional football.”

That last line made us think of the old career advice to dress for the job you want instead of the job you have. Bowe’s flashed the talent to rate among the best receivers in football throughout his career, but he hasn’t ever quite reached that level thanks to his own effort and the play of the quarterbacks in Kansas City.

Dorsey’s paying him like the receiver he wants Bowe to be, though, and clearly believes that Alex Smith will take care of half the reasons mentioned above. It will be up to Bowe to do the rest.

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14 Responses to “John Dorsey: Bowe ready to become one of top receivers in NFL”
  1. phillipalpha says: Mar 6, 2013 10:18 AM

    So it only took over-paying him for 5 years for him to “get ready” to be a top NFL Reciever, oh dear, this is a disaster waiting to happen..

  2. fuglyflorio says: Mar 6, 2013 10:28 AM

    Overpaying for someone doesn’t always make them the best. Looking at you Albert Haynesworth.

  3. fantasyfootballmaven0 says: Mar 6, 2013 10:34 AM

    Great signing all around in my opinion.

    I think his so called baggage is a little overblown. He’s got baggag e but not Kenny britt baggage

  4. canadianbucsfan says: Mar 6, 2013 10:48 AM

    Bowe has had a rough couple of seasons recently, but you have to keep in mind who has throwing him the ball. With Alex Smith in town, I bet Bowe has 70+ catches, 1000+ yards, and somewhere from 8-12 TD’s

  5. justbust says: Mar 6, 2013 10:48 AM

    TO 2.0, hopefully without the drama.

  6. joetoronto says: Mar 6, 2013 10:48 AM

    Over paying him will somehow make him better?

    What???

  7. spellingcops says: Mar 6, 2013 10:50 AM

    I see the chiefs making a big improvement next year. I think the west goes: 1. Broncos 2. Chiefs 3. Chargers 4. Raiders

  8. BigBeachBall says: Mar 6, 2013 11:11 AM

    So this will be the year he lives up to his hype? Probably not…

  9. mrposey5 says: Mar 6, 2013 11:12 AM

    Funny how making you the 3rd highest paid player at your position can change your mind about staying with a team.

  10. BigBeachBall says: Mar 6, 2013 11:13 AM

    Chargers. Denver. Oakland. Then KC…. Because jamaal charles is soft

  11. raiderufan says: Mar 6, 2013 11:33 AM

    Paying for potential? Free Agency isn’t the draft.

    In 2 years Smith, Bowe and Dorsey will be leaving out the door with walking papers in hand while Reid replaces most of his staff and somehow keeps his job.

  12. titans12thman says: Mar 6, 2013 11:37 AM

    We let Haynesworth get paid by another team (best decision I think my franchise has ever made) for underachieving but I think Bowe will actually step up and try to play for his money.

    As to the reference to the Kenny Britt baggage, I COMPLETELY agree with you “fantasyfootballmaveno”. I hope we don’t pay Britt at all until he steps up on AND off the field.

  13. raiderapologist says: Mar 6, 2013 3:55 PM

    spellingcops says: Mar 6, 2013 10:50 AM

    I see the chiefs making a big improvement next year. I think the west goes: 1. Broncos 2. Chiefs 3. Chargers 4. Raiders
    ———–
    Sweet. Raiders made the list!

  14. chiefs4life2223 says: Mar 6, 2013 9:49 PM

    These Oakland fans on here cause they have nothing to talk about cause there team sucks and is upset.we have a qb now

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