Dwayne Bowe’s Claims About New Kansas City Chiefs Offense Legit?
Dwayne Bowe seems pretty pleased that he has escaped from the nightmare quarterback platoon of Matt Cassel, Brady Quinn and Tyler Palko. Adding pass-happy offensive guru Andy Reid to the mix as Kansas City Chiefs head coach can’t hurt either.
The seventh-year receiver out of LSU expressed just how high he sees the ceiling for the skill position players in this offense in 2013, after ranking 24th as whole in 2012 and 27th in total offense in 2011.
“(Running back Jamaal Charles) is going to lead the league in rushing this year and I’m going to lead the league in receptions and touchdowns,” Bowe said, via Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star. “When we get in full gear and pads and close to the season, it’s going to be a show to watch.”
Reception and touchdowns might just be in reach for Bowe. While the highest receiving yards mark Bowe has hit only reaches seventh in the NFL in 2010, he did lead the league in touchdown receptions that year with Cassel and has also finished top 10 in receptions.
I don’t view Alex Smith as someone likely to become a prolific passer, but certainly a needed upgrade on Cassel. Bowe has ranked 26th (2012), 11th (2011) and 15th (2010) with the Chiefs since his breakout year by Pro Football Focus reference metrics, but a quarterback like Smith could help Bowe recapture his 2010 form.
Meanwhile, the new Reid regime could help Charles also reclaim his 2010 form, which saw him ranked sixth by Pro Football Reference in Approximate Value, only behind Arian Foster, James Harrison, Julius Peppers, Tom Brady and Clay Matthews that year.