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Dwayne Bowe Being Named A Team Captain For Yesterday’s Game Is Really Really Dumb

First off, I know the Browns do this for players on the roster that have ties to the opposing team. Ex: Paul Kruger was a captain for the Ravens game because he used to play for the team and Danny Shelton went to the University of Washington so he was a captain against the Seahawks. Pettine does this every week. I think it’s pretty dumb but whatever. I know he has to be consistent but… come on.

Yesterday before the game guess who was out there at midfield calling the coin toss? Yup, Mr. $9 million guaranteed aka Mr Dwayne Bowe aka Mr. 5 catches aka Mr. Healthy Scratch.

So the guy who’s been inactive for 8 out of 15 games this season was representing the team before the game. This guy, the ultimate teammate:

The fact that Dwayne Bowe was a captain Sunday is a joke. The fact that he got got a pass thrown to him is a joke. The fact that he was active is a joke. The fact that he’s still on the team is a joke.

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I could be way off base here but if you’re a player on the Browns and you find out that Bowe is a captain, wouldn’t you be pissed? That a guy who sat out training camp, doesn’t play, is out of shape, made $9 million, and who has 5 catches on the year is representing you and your team before a game? That’s kind of a slap in the face, no? And how about if you’re a player on Kansas City? How do you not laugh when you see him as an opposing captain before the game?

This whole shenanigan is like a real life version of this scene in Remember The Titans. The decisions this team continues to make is flat out bonkers.

One of the dumber things the Browns have done this season and that’s saying a lot.

Good thing Mr. Healthy Scratch backed up his tweet

Dwayne Bowe’s not even bothering to fake it anymore

Alright. Enough is enough man. It’s been fun (using that term loosely) ripping the Browns for making such an awful decision to bring this guy in and it’s been fun (as a goose) making all of the “snake it till you make it” jokes about Bowe himself. But the camel’s back should be as broken as the Browns rush defense after this shit he pulled yesterday during the National Anthem. Now he’s not only pickpocketing the franchise to the tune of NINE MILLION DOLLARS but he’s gonna be a douchebag while he’s doing it? No thanks man.

Pettine needs to show some stones here sometime soon. Guessing he won’t just call him into this office and cut him himself, but there’s nothing stopping him from being honest about how worthless this guy has been the next time’s he’s asked about him in front of a microphone. You’re getting $3 million dollars per target this year. Everyone knows you’re a washed up waste of money. Just shut up and collect your checks. Instead, he gives us quotes like these:

“These guys love me, they know I’m a great teammate and a great player. It’s time to make plays and I’ve been doing it my whole career so that’s not going to change.”

“I fought my way so many years in Kansas City so, but it doesn’t matter. Once I hit the field running, you guys will love it.”

“We practice every day so the timing, I have really good timing with all the quarterbacks, actually. It’s just doing it in the game is what everybody is waiting on. Once that happens, the questions will be minimized.”

And then stands 15 yards away from the guys who allegedly love him during the National Anthem of a Salute to Service game. Class act, that Dwayne Bowe.

From a football standpoint though, what in the hell is this guy still doing on your roster? Don’t tell me the $9 million. That money is toast either way, whether he’s making a scene during pregame or he’s sitting on his couch. You signed him to be a big target for your quarterbacks in the passing game, yet on first and goal from the 9 in the first quarter yesterday, he was nowhere to be found. Same thing on second down. And third. Maybe Pettine forgot he was even active, since he’s been a healthy scratch the previous three weeks. The only reason he even saw the field later in the game was because Marlon Moore, a special teamer who made the team by the skin of his teeth, lost his shoe on a play and needed a sub.

So, to recap: you get absolutely no production on the field from this guy, and he’s a delusional sideshow off it. Insert Terrelle Pryor/Josh Lenz sentence here. He’s been a waste of a roster spot all year. Might as well bring in someone who actually wants to be here.

Dwayne Bowe’s quotes from today sure are something

Bowe said some OUTLANDISH stuff today after Coach Pettine announced he’ll be active Sunday. Here’s the full video via Hayen Grove (@H_Grove – if you aren’t following him for pretty much all CLE sports yet, go do that) on Scout.com. I’ve transcribed some of it below.

(on the rumors of him getting cut)

“They say that? I never even heard of that. I know what goes on in this building. These guys love me, they know I’m a great teammate and a great player. It’s time to make plays and I’ve been doing it my whole career so that’s not going to change.”

(on the expectations of a big free agent contract)

“It’s like that every year with everybody. Unfortunately I’m just that guy that got injured and had to fight my way back to get to the top. I fought my way so many years in Kansas City so, but it doesn’t matter. Once I hit the field running, you guys will love it.”

(on being on the field for only 8 snaps in Week 2)

“I’m just getting acclimated. Play at a play at a time. We have so many play makers it seems like everybody’s getting put on the back burner but we have play makers it just takes time to get it going.”

(on if the quarterback situation makes it difficult to get timing down)

“No. We practice every day so the timing, I have really good timing with all the quarterbacks, actually. It’s just doing it in the game is what everybody is waiting on. Once that happens, the questions will be minimized.”

(on the TMZ report about Johnny Manziel and Josh McCown)

“Heard a little glimpse about it but that was the craziest thing. Nobody …..(indecipherable)….. It’s family business but, when the season goes the way it starts like this, eyebrows raise but we know what we got. We got a tight group, we all for each other.”

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“Excuse me, monsieur? (Points to Dwayne Bowe) I’ll have what he’s having.” Jesusssss. Give the guy some credit — he 100% has been hearing about how bad he sucks and what a waste of money he is for the past two months but he came out today guns-a-blazin. These are some Grade A quotes. If you don’t think I’m going to work “play at a play at a time” into every Browns conversation I have from here on out, you’re outside of your mind.

Bold stance to take on our “play makers” too – it’s not often you see a guy defend a clearly deficient group of players by saying they’re actually all so good that no one has a chance to make any plays. Can’t knock the hustle.

Looking forward to questions being minimized on Sunday.