Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by dolphan39, Dec 3, 2003.
Dave Wannstedt Post-Practice Press Conference Transcript
Bad news: Rob Burnett is hurt, may not play.
Good news: David Bowens has had 21 days of practice and will see his first action of the season.
Fresh legs on a speed rusher.....can't wait to see it.
Wasnt David Bowens not very good in our DE rotation last season? I was under the impression both Williams and Burnett were better?
he's not that great (bowens d) but remember tim bowens might not play so zganina is a speed rusher
we'll do just fine, their running game is soft, we just need to put points on the board
if we score 3 td's and 2 or more fg's we win, for sure, no more bs, this one is ours
Anytime Bowens has been in he has played well as far as I recall. He's shown flashes of being very good when healthy.
I think this is really good news but, like everything else, we'll see.
darn, his leadership will be missed in a game of this magnitude
David Bowens only problem has been his inability to stay healthy. Williams and Burnett are bigger and thus get the DT positions when we switch up to our four-DE alignment. But, nearly every time Bowens gets a chance he seems to make a play.
If he can stay healthy I don't think we will miss Ogun too much next season if he is signed away from us.
Yeah, D Bo was suppose to start last season at LE until Adewale had that 8 Sack Pre-Season, then the starting position was granted to Wale.
I remember the coaches talking about how explosive a pass rusher he is, I do remember him grabbing a sack last year in the first game against the patties.
Speaking of that 4 defensive end alignment the phins deploy at times, I seem to remember D-Bo making several big plays behind the line of scrimmage with his quickness the few times he manned one of the tackle positions last year. He also made numerous bone-crushing and ball-jarring special teams hits, especially on kick-off coverage.
Our first game last year was against Detroit...
If David Bowens knew how to get off a ladder he could be a good backup DE. Bowens has some talent, but hasn't had much of a chance to show it off.
If Burnett can't play, I am guessing that we will see Bowens in passing situations when we put 4 DEs in the game.