Bowers makes a comeback tonight, a mere 6 months after partially tearing his Achilles. He tore his just a week after Baltimore Ravens defensive player of the year Terrell Suggs did, and making a comeback with the same amount of time between the injuries.
This really couldn’t come at a better time for the Buccaneers. They are in the bottom of the league in sacks and haven’t recorded a sack in the month of October.
Bowers really turned it on at the end of the year last year, despite the team crumbling around him. The Buccaneers brought him on slowly after his knee scope last year that caused him to go from what many believed a top five pick, and fall all the way down to the middle of the second round.
Bowers was a number one recruit coming out of high school who took some time to develop at Clemson University. In 2010 he finally exploded as a junior, leading the nation in sacks and being named a unanimous All-American.
His versatility of playing both ends should help out huge as he can make an impact from the right side of the line without Adrian Clayborn. Since Clayborn has went down the defensive line has failed to get any kind of consistent pressure
Don’t expect for the Buccaneers to wear him down as he’s still getting into football shape. Expect him to see between 10-20 snaps tonight. Coming off the short week Bowers fresh legs could come in handy in passing situations