For the Tampa Bay Bucs, the new hope as a pass-rushing defensive end looks, well, a lot like the old hope as a pass-rushing defensive end.
And hello again, Da’Quan Bowers.
Bowers, formerly a second-round draft pick out of Clemson, re-signed with the Bucs on Monday, meaning he isn’t ready to trade in his jersey quite yet. When the Bus picked Bowlers in 2011, the feellng was that they might have a steal. Most of the draft analysts had picked Bowers to go very high in the draft.
He didn’t, however, and he really hasn’t shown that he should have. In 50 games, he had only seven sacks with the Bucs and 17 tackles for a loss. In all, he had 70 tackles.
Bowers joins a crowded slot at defensive end, but one that is still looking for someone to command extra attention from the enemy offensive line.