Seahawks’ Bowie likely to make first career start on Sunday
Bowie, last of four players picked up by the Seahawks in the seventh round, will be starting on Sunday as right tackle, given starter Breno Giacomini is unable to play against the Houston Texans. The odds are coming in Bowie’s favor, after Giacomini missed his second consecutive practice on Thursday, owing to a knee injury that he aggravated against the Jaguars on last Sunday.
In case Giacomini does not make it to the field, Bowie will be starting the match against the Houston Texans and will be up against the dominating NFL defensive player of the year, J.J. Watt at the defensive end. On Thursday, Bowie said that he was ready for the challenge. “I’m ready to go. I live for moments like this.” His confidence is supported by the 30 snaps he had on Sunday against the Jaguars, which happened to be his first live action on field with the NFL.
The coaches were visibly fascinated happy with his performance, noting that he adjusted well with the rest the rest of the team. Bowie was happy with the analysis. “It was what I expected. The guys are pretty good out there, but it wasn’t too much for me to handle.’’
Bowie does come with experience when playing in big matches. When he had his last season at the Northeastern State, he was in 2011 at Oklahoma State, starting a total of 5 matches and the team ended up defeating Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl and secured the third position in the country.
John Schneider, general manager for the Seattle Seahawks said that the background he had was the reason he was picked so late. “He was picked where he was picked for a reason. He’s had a little bit of a background, and he needs to overcome those things, and if he overcomes them he has a chance to be an excellent pro.’’
As far as his run with the Seahawks goes, he has been a rising star for the coaches and has impressed them with his skill and sportsmanship. During the entire training camp, the coaches have labeled him and another rookie Alvin Bailey as major future candidates for the offensive line.