Kansas City Chiefs biggest problem is Dwayne Bowe

Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) and cornerback Sean Smith (27) celebrate with Chiefs fans after the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chiefs defeated the Eagles 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs fans and fantasy football owners alike have been incredibly disappointed with the performance of wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. As it turns out, Bowe is one of the biggest problems of the team moving forward and he’s on a rapid decline that is catching everyone’s attention.

According to Greg Bedard of Sports Illustrated, Bowe is a big problem because he is no longer able to beat man coverage.

He wrote:

The Chiefs have a big problem with receiver Dwayne Bowe. Not sure what has happened to him, but he lacks explosion and can’t beat man coverage anymore. Defenses don’t fear him at all.

Bowe certainly has talent, but he is not producing and we have all noticed.

You have to wonder if the lack of arm strength from Alex Smith causes Bowe to take it easy on his routes or if he is just on a rapid decline from the clear cut No. 1 guy that he once was.

If it is the latter, the Chiefs will need to address wide receiver early in free agency or the 2014 NFL Draft.

Topics: Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • berttheclock

    Absolute nonsense. Other teams do not respect him any longer? Then, why the hell do they continue to double team him?

  • berttheclock

    Had a certain ref gone to Lens Crafters earlier in the week for some much needed new glasses, Bowe would have ripped off a 50 yard TD and the SI guy would have been rendered silent.

  • berttheclock

    If you want to read a far better review by Greg Bedard of SI, then, check out his “Wild, Wild East” about the defensive system of Ryan with the Jets. In that fine article, he quotes both Sutton of the Chiefs and Pettine of the Bills, who worked under Ryan and, in fact, studied how defensive schemes were conducted when Ryan was with the Ravens. Now, Bedard, had a tough job with the Boston Globe trying to get any info out of the secretive Bilichick and Brady. But, he wrote far better columns about the Pats than any other writer in Boston. That said, I really think he is reaching on Bowe.

    But, to better understand Sutton’s approach to the Chiefs, I would suggest looking up that “W W E” article.

  • mathewmakio

    This one guy from SI who I have never heard of says something and then 1,000 other publishers jump on the bangwagon purely for something to write..

    Complete bunch of rubbish

  • KCMikeG

    Bowe is the biggest problem?? If you had a clue what you are talking about you would know Chiefs fans are NOT disappointed with Bowe. Frustrated that he hasn’t had more targets – absolutely – disappointed with him – not. Do you even watch the games or are you just regurgitating what some “expert” at SI who also doesn’t watch the games? Bowe has been doubled and even tripled teamed allowing Avery, McCluster, charles and McGrath to beat their coverage. Even in his best year so far in 2010, Bowe still had down games when doubled. Very few WR’s can overcome this type of coverage – Megatron is about the only one playing today. Bowe’s rapid decline – hilarious! Since you obviously don’t watch the Chief’s games as you would be foolish enough to say anything about a decline if you watched him make a great catch and fight through 5 NYG players for a TD. He will get his catches and play a vital role in leading us to the playoffs.
    Still following the haters and their “Alex Smith arm strength” blah, blah? Guess you missed the two 40+ yard completions to Avery. Bowe has always been a fantastic downfield blocker which, if you knew anything about the Chief’s offense, is just as important as his receiving.

    • Heilios

      Couldn’t agree more. What a tool

  • Heilios

    This is absolute garbage. Bowe is constantly double and triple teamed allowing Avery Charles and McGrath to be open. If defenses didn’t fear him then why give him so much attention? I wish defenses didn’t fear him, that way he would punish them brutally week after week. He is an excellent downfield blocker. Ever wonder what happens to all of those defenders when Charles rips off a 90 yard touchdown? Bowe is taking up one or two of them! How about you actually watch a Chiefs game before you start talking out your ass. Oh and btw not everything a SI writer puts out should be regurgitated and passed off as your own. Just makes you look like you have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about.

  • Chuck Burrell

    Come on man

  • Joe

    It’s Bowe’s fault that Noodlearm Smith can’t throw the ball to the outside?

  • Suzi Conger

    Josh, lack arm strength? Hardly… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taDd19Bf2fM What Alex Smith lacks at present is adequate OLine pass/block protection. Our OLine is hammered, out-manuevered, and pushed-around, by the opposing D, thus, more often than not, Alex is flat on his back, scrambling to extend the play, or passing with a D tackle (literally ) in his face. You’ll enjoy the film…
    CHIEFS!! 5-0 soon to be 6-0 :-)

  • DTVTechGuy

    Defense and ball control doesn’t equate to deep passes to receivers… It’s the game style.

  • Calchiefsfan

    This has to be the dumbest article I have read all year. Has this guy even watched one snap of a Chiefs game? Typical lazy reporter, hears someone say something stupid, never bothers to check it out for himself and just keeps the myth going. Not only does he not know anything about Bowe’s play, he also exposed himself to knowing nothing about Alex Smith. What a joke.

  • Jim Harris

    Worthless piece, FanSided’s biggest problem?
    (see how i did that there?)

  • Jamie

    I hate to say it, but it it’s not broke, why fix it? I am a “Bowe” fan, and think that he is one of the most talented receivers in the league. However, why would Andy Reid change the way the offense is working when it IS clearly working. What I don’t understand is why Bowe isn’t playing out of the slot…….freakish speed, strength(for a receiver), and Football IQ. If Smith is going to continually throw the check ball, why not put your greatest asset in a position to make a play? That’s the only thing I don’t understand.

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