Dwayne Bowe Wants to Remain a Chief and Other AFC West News

Christopher Hansen@ChrisHansenNFLNFL AnalystNovember 16, 2012

November 12, 2012; Pittsburgh , PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) runs the ball after a catch against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half of the game at Heinz Field. The Steelers won the game, 16-13, in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIRE

Over the past several years, it was believed that star wide receiver Dwayne Bowe wanted out of Kansas City. His contract status and holdout led many to believe that he didn’t want to be a part of the Chiefs organization.

Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star got a chance to talk to Bowe and he wanted to clear up these misconceptions. Bowe said he never wanted out and he’s not a bad guy.

This comes prior to an offseason where the Chiefs may determine he’s no longer part of their long-term plan. The perception that the Chiefs wanted Bowe and he didn’t want to be in Kansas City could soon be replaced with the opposite. Bowe is now saying he wants to stay, but the franchise may think twice about giving a 28-year-old wide receiver a lucrative long-term contract.

Bowe makes strong points in his defense and you don’t see him complaining in the media about getting the ball. Bowe puts his head down and produces even in horrible working conditions for a wide receiver. In many ways Bowe has suffered more than most for the quarterback carousel in Kansas City and he’s still singing the right tune.

It would certainly be interesting to see what Bowe could do with a good quarterback throwing him the ball. Look what Peyton Manning has done for Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas. Bowe doesn’t even need an elite guy like Manning; he just needs a quarterback that can make one receiver better. Maybe the Chiefs will finally find the solution in the offseason, or maybe Bowe will find the solution elsewhere.

More news from around the AFC West…


Kansas City

With Jon Asamoah ruled out for Sunday’s game, the Chiefs had to shuffle their offensive line, according to Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star.

Reid Ferrin of the Chiefs' official website says the running game could be the difference versus Cincinnati. Team releases are always interesting because they could contain inside perspective or be a total decoy. You decide.



Elvis Dumervil is still hoping to play on Sunday versus the Chargers, according to the Denver Post.

Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post says Von Miller is racing to prominence in pass rush. I’d argue he’s already there.



Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that running back Darren McFadden ran around with trainers on the side on Thursday morning.

Saints players and coaches identified Dennis Allen as head coach material early on, according to Steve Corkran of Inside Bay Area.


San Diego

Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego dubbed Week 11 "Manning Week" in San Diego, alluding to former head coach Marty Schottenheimer’s famous Raider Week.

On the verge of tying a San Diego Chargers record for touchdowns, Antonio Gates still demands respect according to Scott Bair of U-T San Diego.


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