(Cassel injury update: There is no update at this time).
One of the players we hope Cassel is throwing to on Sunday presents a few problems for the Baltimore Ravens. As several of the Ravens players and coaches have said he's big and physical.
At 6'2", 221 pounds, Dwayne Bowe should have a height and weight advantage over the Ravens corners. Dominque Foxworth is expected to cover him and he's 5'11" and 180 pounds. Fabian Washington is about the same.
"He’s a big, physical, fast receiver," Foxworth told reporters. "I think he’s one of the young, up-and-coming receivers in the league, and I’m looking forward to the chance to match up."
Head coach John Harbaugh, like Foxworth, cited Bowe's size as a real advantage.
"Dwayne Bowe is physical – big and physical," said Harbaugh. "Great-looking guy. Good hands. Wants the ball, obviously, like all the great ones do. I’d say an up-and-coming star."
New defensive coordinator Greg Mattison called him a "real test" for the Ravens secondary.
"He’s a physical, tall receiver that goes up and gets the football," Mattison stated. "He’ll be a real test for us. He’s a bigger receiver than we’re used to seeing against every day in practice."
Glad to see Bowe's talents are attracting some attention, especially after having a journeyman (Damon Huard) and a less than accurate passer (Brodie Croyle and Tyler Thigpen) throwing balls to him for the last two seasons.