Yesterday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith called out Da’Quan Bowers because he has missed quite a bit of camp with health problems. Lovie said that Bowers spot could be in danger because he has missed a lot of time. Well today Bowers responded, and agreed with his head coach.
“Everybody’s on the bubble,” Bowers said. “There are a select few guys here that have got their spots. The rest of us are competing for jobs. Nobody’s set in stone, definitely not me. I just take that into consideration each and every day.”
Bowers said he understood Smith’s comments and is doing everything possible to get back on the field as quickly as possible.
“You can’t prevent injury,” Bowers said. “It happens. Like coach said, any time you can’t perform on the practice field it gives someone else another opportunity. When you do get on the practice field, you’ve got to make your reps count and I think I did a pretty decent job of that this camp with the reps I’ve gotten in the game and in practice. Like coach said, the only way to perform and compete is to be on the field.”