At the onset of free agency, he did just that and with it, the return of the ‘Bowe Show' has Chiefs wondering, with riches of dollars in hand, will their star receiver reach the elite level at his position.
At the onset of last week's mini-camp, Dwayne Bowe was happy and some might say down right giddy. After all, he has an abundant of dollars in the bank thanks to his new contract, he's firmly planted as the Chiefs top receiver and he's already worked hard to get in sync with his new quarterback, Alex Smith.
When Bowe began the mini-camp session the ‘Show' talk returned. And it brought back the swagger that made the humor of our ‘Dustin and D-Bowe' radio show so much fun a couple of years ago.
It also marked the return of the chatty, confident player that this offense needs ; if it's going to take a massive leap forward to compete with their high-powered counterparts in Denver.
Though Bowe has been erratic during his tenure in Kansas City; he can be extraordinary and productive. In fact, when he's in his groove, he can be lethal.
But as the Chiefs look toward the draft this weekend, they still appear to be thin at wide receiver. Yes they signed Donnie Avery in free agency and they have some roster leftovers, Jon Baldwin, Dexter McCluster and Devon Wiley.
However, only Bowe is the most confident of the bunch. We know McCluster and Wiley have size but they are smaller receivers that can only play in the slot. Baldwin, who I still maintain has superstar talent, needs to be coached up. And Avery has speed that can split defenses.
This draft has decent depth after the first couple of rounds and Kansas City might be able to find a mid or late round gem but that is anything but certain. So should that not happen, they're superstar receiver is going to have to be the best ‘Show' on offense.
Sure the Chiefs are blessed with a wonderful rushing attack but the offensive line is still a work in progress and that means Bowe has to be the man who can make plays to extend drives and get into the end zone with regularity.
And should that happen, that would allow a player like Baldwin to grow into his role as the #2 receiver on this team. It would also allow Avery to be the down the field threat the Chiefs hoped he'd become when he was signed.
That means if anyone else steps up this offense might just be a passing threat after all.
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