Former Clemson and second-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Da’Quan Bowers, was a quest on 620 WDAE The Sports Animal recently. When asked about the labor strife and his level of confidence that a deal would get done. He exuberated an air of confidence that eventually a deal between the NFL and the NFLPA* would get done, in time for a full preseason schedule to be played.
“I was very confident that we were going to have football. I wasn’t exactly sure when it would get settled, but I’m glad they were able to get in settled ahead of time so we were able to get to camp and get the preseason games underway.”
Bowers and other rookies across the NFL are currently behind the eight-ball as they face an uphill climb to adjust to the speed of the game at the NFL level while learning new schemes and the intricacies of their respective positions at the pro level.
“Yeah, being with the certain situation that we’ve been through this year, it’s going to be a very tough spot for us this year. But all of us — myself, Adrian [Clayborn], Allen Bradford, Mason [Foster] — we’re all just ready to get into camp and get into the swing of things…”
Bowers who lead the nation in sacks this past season at the collegiate level is already working on a creative sack dance before he arrives in Tampa.