In case you haven’t heard, Dwayne Bowe was on 810 WHB yesterday afternoon to “clear the air” about all things Dwayne Bowe. The prolific Chiefs receiver had quite a bit to say about everything from the final offensive play of the heartbreaking 45-44 loss to the Indianapolis Colts to his November arrest for speeding and alleged marijuana possession.
In talking about that arrest, Bowe claimed he was “followed and profiled” by the police. Here’s the full quote.
“I mean everybody, people close around me and my team and the organization know I had nothing to do with that,” Bowe said of the arrest. “I was being profiled and it will all come to light in February. It wasn’t a distraction because my teammates know and my family knows. Like I said, I was being watched and being followed. Like I said, that’s how it goes sometimes when you got the millions behind your name.
“I mean once it clears the air, everybody knows, whoever knows Dwayne knows the truth about it and know what kind of guy I am. I just can’t wait until it’s all over, so let the world know instead of the people that’s close to me know what really happened.”
That’s pretty interesting, given the earlier stories about Bowe admitting to “smoking a little weed” at the airport. That’s not even mentioning the alleged inquiry into the hours of operation of the local Sonic.
On a more serious note, Bowe also discussed playing on the Chiefs under general manager John Dorsey.
“I look at it as I look at the record. We had a great record. We were in the playoffs, so anytime you can take your team to the playoffs, I figure that’s a great year no matter what the stats be.
“I played all-around great football on blocking and receiving and getting guys in position to be where they at today. We got three offensive guys going to the Pro Bowl, so it’s just me helping my team get to that stature is what I call a great year no matter what my stats be because I know what kind of player I am and what I can do.
“And it was the first year, so the coaches were seeing what guys can do. And next year it will be even better stats-wise for me. But when you get to this point in your life, you just want to win. I honestly just want to win, that’s all I want.”
The biggest question, though, was why had the best game of the season during that final — ill fated — playoff match up. Bowe caught eight balls for 150 yards and a touchdown.
“Honestly, I don’t know. I played the game just how I played the games in season. If coach called the plays, I try to make the play when it’s called. He came to me early and often, and that was the result that he got.
“I think when Jamaal (Charles) went down, you know, we had to change the game plan on how we were going to run the ball to passing it. And so it all depends on the personnel. We got a lot of great weapons on offense and coach Reid, he tries to get everybody the ball, he wants to get everybody involved. It’s not like a couple of years ago when I was the only one on offense that you got to come to me 12 or 13 times a game.
“We have Jamaal, that’s an excellent runner, then you have me, you have a great tight end, our fullback Anthony Sherman, he makes plays. The coaches want to keep everybody happy and put everybody in situations where they can make plays. That’s what you love about them because you don’t want one guy getting keyed and Xd off, and you can’t worry about that guy anymore.
“He wants everybody getting involved and everybody keeping their heads in the game. He does a great job of calling plays and we do a great job of executing it.”
The final burning question was what happened on that final 4th-and-11 play when he was six inches out of bounds on a deep pass down the sidelines.
“Once I beat the corner off the grip, I was looking for the ball. He (quarterback Alex Smith) had to go through his progressions, he tried to look the safety off and then throw it to me, which he did. But once I caught it, the corner was pushing me at the same time I was trying to get my feet in.
“Nobody really knows I had a sprained foot, like I had a mid-foot sprain, it had a little crack in it since the third quarter. I really wasn’t supposed to be in the whole fourth quarter. I was supposed to been out, but I toughened it up and played just because in the last game you have to take every game serious.
“I barely can walk right now. I got my foot in a boot right now as we speak. I just tried to make that play, I tried to get both feet in. But if I would have got it in, I know I probably would have broke my right foot because it’s still – I have it in a boot right now.
“Eddie (Kennison) can tell you, I’ve been getting rehab and treatment trying to get it right. I just tried to make that play when it was called, but it was six inches away. I felt just as bad as you felt, but all I can do is try and give everybody a chance, so I tried to make it.
“Man, I still remember it like it was yesterday. It was a good and bad feeling that he came to me when the game was on the line, so that’s a good thing. Now that I have his trust, he can do that more often when the season starts.”
It appears that Bowe won’t need foot surgery, just a bit of rest and relaxation in the off season while he attempts to get his playing weight down about five pounds and work on his endurance.
And oh, by the way, he thinks his quarterback deserves a contract extension as well. So, there’s that.
*A big thanks to chiefsspin. com for the full transcript of the interview.