Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe puts wins as priority
"After every win, Dwayne brings his boombox out," he said. "He's the first one to play that music . . . and it's like a small party in there. We're smiling. We're dancing. Then coach (Andy) Reid gets in and he turns it off."
But Bowe continues to smile even though he is statistically having the worst season in his entire career. Even so, he is happy and has put the Chiefs victory a priority.
"I don't know what his perception is to people," coach Andy Reid said, "but this is a phenomenal guy. He's all in . . . wherever we put him, wherever he can help win games, that's where he wants to be."
Cornerback Dunta Robinson said that there were legit reasons for the statistics.
"The biggest thing for him is he's just got to stay patient," he said. “I know he's a great receiver that wants the ball, but this offense, we're not going to force anything. They're gonna take what the defense gives them."
Bowe signed a five year extension in his contract worth $56 million during the offseason. He will finish the season with five touchdowns, 53 catches and 610 yards. While excluding season 2009 when he was suspended for four games when he was found to be using PEDs which are against league policy, these stats will be the lowest in his entire career. Even though the 2010 and 2011 season gave him the chance to show he was the one of the best receiver in the entire NFL, the Chiefs performance was equally bad and they totalled for 8-24 for both years. This made him think about his stats and the team stats.
"This part of my career . . . this should be everybody's mind-set: It's not about numbers, it's about letters," he said. "You want to reach the ultimate goal? You gotta sacrifice some things."
This meant that he would have to set aside his personal ambition and become more a team player than Chiefs could even ask for. Receiver Donnie Avery acknowledged that he made a great sacrifice.
"He's the most unselfish person I know. He's got the numbers, you know? It's been a long time for him (to experience) winning . . . that's what he told me from the start,” he said. “He said he's tired of losing. He said he doesn't care if he has 200 yards (this season); as long as we're winning, he's OK with that."