Dwayne Bowe has been a popular topic of conversation around here the last few weeks. Ever since Dwayne Bowe dropped that easy touchdown pass against the Indianapolis Colts, he's been on a tear. In his last six games he has 36 receptions, 536 yards and a whopping ten touchdowns.
Following the game, he talked to the media for what is believed to be the first time since training camp.
"At this level, you gotta learn," Bowe said, "sometimes you gotta keep your mouth closed and your head down and just strive and that's what I've been doing. Our team is building and right now we're starting to do great things so I'm going to keep my head down and keep going."
Bowe spent the offseason working out with guys like Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald. Cris Carter, former Minnesota Vikings WR and current ESPN analyst, also worked with him. Bowe was apparently working hard this offseason and the results are obvious.
I just told myself that I have to get serious and focused. When I was working out with Fitzgerald, he told me you have to keep your head down, and just strive and just go, follow me and I'll help you get there. Last offseason I worked out with him, and he was showing me the ways how to do it and I'm just following the ways and it's paying off.
Chiefs head coach Todd Haley worked with Larry Fitzgerald while they were both in Arizona. Fitzgerald often credits Haley with how successful he's been. Haley reminds Bowe these days that Fitzgerald is a great example of what can happen when you listen to him.
He's hard on me. This is what he told me he had to do to change Fitz's ways to make him an impact player and he's doing the same thing with me. He's telling me to just be me and we're going to keep making plays and we're going to keep coming to you. Fitz doesn't celebrate at all so I'm just following his footsteps.
Dwayne Bowe's interview covered a range of topics and generally included his humility and the words "keep my head down." Bowe's trying to stay on the right side of things but occasionally you can tell when the D-Bowe Show wants to come out. He says after he wins it all, he may change. "You gotta wait for it," he says when asked how he'll change.
Bowe's made some sort of transition and it's working...really well.
10 touchdowns in six games is incredible. He now leads the NFL with 11 touchdown receptions and is one away from breaking the Chiefs franchise record for touchdown receptions in a season. His six consecutive games with a touchdown pass break a franchise record.
Who knows, maybe Bowe really will turn into a Larry Fitzgerald type of player.