Dec 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) catches a pass before the start of the game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe plans to change the way he eats

While the Kansas City Chiefs had one of the most impressive turnarounds in recent NFL history, wide receiver Dwayne Bowe had one of the worst statistical seasons of his career. Now, with a full offseason ahead, Bowe plans to improve himself physically so that he can put his best foot forward in 2014.

Bowe plans to work on his endurance during the offseason so that he can be “more explosive and faster.”

“One thing I want to work on — my endurance,” Bowe said, via the Kansas City Star. “I was really, really tired that last game.”

One way he will do that is by changing the way that he eats.

Bowe wouldn’t provide details on how he will change up his diet, but he did say that he was playing between 212 and 214 pounds this season. Next season, he hopes to play at under 210 pounds.

“I probably want to play at 208 and try to be as quick and swift as possible, because that’s the kind of receivers that Andy had when he was in Philly,” Bowe said. “I’d like to be more explosive and faster than I was this season. I just want to work on my work ethic a little more and become quicker and faster so I can be like DeSean Jackson and those speedy, quick guys.”

If Bowe can return to top form next season, the team will benefit from having a top target on the outside for quarterback Alex Smith.

It is still expected that Kansas City will bring in another wide receiver or versatile tight end at some point through free agency or the 2014 NL Draft, but Bowe still hopes that he will be the No. 1 guy.

Tags: Dwayne Bowe Kansas City Chiefs

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Worked for Poe.

  • Blake Molina

    Guessing he wants to do it to keep earning big money, but hey whatever works. Of course, late night Sonic runs are going to have to be cut out

  • cyberry

    This game hurt.. still stings. But it’s gonna be killing these guys..

  • ArrowFan

    I would say he will most likely cut down on the lettuce.


      Hilarious , too funny

  • thabear04

    Work out for Tony Gonzalez on the way he eats.

  • Horace Lee Madre Jr

    Bowe, weed slows you down too. You’re not in Denver

  • Tim Cudmore

    I’m still really confused by this. Why does no one ever look at the QB or offensive system? There is nothing wrong with D-Bowe. He is a big end-zone possession receiver. He doesn’t need to be fast or speedy. Look at every ‘star’ wr in the league and even his own star season and what is the common variable. Whether they are open or not, the QB just throws it to them. D-Bowe or any WR for that matter isn’t going to be statistically successful in this offense especially with Alex Smith as QB. We need a QB urgently who can throw it deep.

    • Suzi Conger

      Tim; don’t blame Smith; guess you weren’t looking at all DB’s dropped catchable passes and poor route-running… Chiefs receivers are 4TH/5TH in nfl for MOST dropped catchable passes, with bowe leading the group! Smith had 3+ 70+ yd catchable on-the money passes DROPPED and a multitude of 20+ – 40+ yd passes dropped. I can see that you are uneducated re/ Smith’s ’11/’12 season stats, you know, with receivers that can hold on to a pass….get educated b4 you speak…

      • Tim Cudmore

        Thanks for the reply Suzi. If you want to talk stats I’m happy to oblige.

        Firstly; Alex Smith has never thrown for more than 3.5k yards. Why? He is and always will be considered a game manager to the run game. This is based on what the coaches see. They do not trust him to throw a deep ball.. Stat; Average Air traveled distance per thrown attempt for Alex Smith was 2.9 yards. Meaning a league leading 55% yards made after the catch. Secondly for a starter of 16 games, Alex smith had the league leading, or should I say lowest yardage in Air traveled. All QBs with a higher drop amount percentage, still averaged a higher per air amount and thus more yardage per attempt. Additionally, the Great season by Denver and Manning only had a slightly lower percentage of drop rate than Kansas City. Both his 11 and 12 season show the same extremely small low air yardage. Of that, in both 11 and 12, the SF 49s had top 5 drops in the season. So those ‘receivers’ that could ‘hold on to a pass’ were even worse than ours as per your argument. Furthermore, Andy Reid, the master of developing QB’s give Alex Smith a even lower percentage in total air distance traveled than Jim Harbaugh. Andy Reid being the coach that is known for Airing it out with Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick. Meaning the play calling was extremely tailored to short passes based on Reids read of what Alex could do.

        Secondly, Dwayne Bowe was thrown to 103 Times (the 2nd lowest total to a starting WR in the league) with a catch percentage of 55.3% and drop percentage of 3.9%. Of that, 3 other Chiefs players had a worse drop rate and percentage. Meaning of all the WR’s Alex Smith had, he still didn’t thrown to his best receiver by instinct per this stat. Meaning… In his attempts, and as instructed by the coaches, he would rather not throw an INT over throwing into a potential bad match up with Bowe. “Captain Checkdown” as he is called has no confidence in throwing a deep ball. Charles had more targets from Smith to prove my point further. Every other ‘star’ WR had more targets and thus more chances to make plays, Fair enough that could also translate to more drops but per percentage, isn’t reasonable.

        Thirdly. Alex Smith Ranked 20 in completion percentage. Of that, per Qbs with over 300 completions, he had the 2nd lowest yard total. Of those 4 teams with more drop% than KC, Alex Smith had a best completion percentage by .2%, Meaning that of Alex Smiths extremely short passes, most of the catches designed to succeed best to his ability failed. Yes JC had a lot of drops, but even in a scheme designed solely for Smiths ability to play safe and check down, he still only managed 60% completion rate. Even to that, you cannot argue that D.Bowe had anything to do with that based off Smiths targets and percentage.

        Fourth and final point… for now.. . Calvin Johnson, a man who normally faces double and triple teams on most plays was targeted 156 times. So, Matthew Stafford, is told (or atleast not told by coaches) that when in doubt, throw to Calvin even if it may result in an INT. I’m not comparing Calvin to Dwayne but my argument is this; coaches tell Smith to check down and not turn it over. Matt Stafford is told to Air it out. Detroit mind you, had more rushing attempts than KC (14th vs 15th), so the argument that the Chiefs are a running team and use it to be more conservative is invalid.


        • Tony Parker

          Put that in your pipe and smoke it Suzy…… great argument Tim!