D-Bowe spoke to the media on Thursday and talked at length about his relationship and connection with Smith. At one point, this quote popped up (via the Chiefs):
"Last year everyone was getting a feel for it. Now it's like a brother-in-law. He's doing great and that's all you can ask for."
This reminds me of a quote from Smith last weekend. Speaking on 810 WHB last Friday, Smith said that D-Bowe is the "most selfless receiver" he's ever worked with.
"The thing I respect the most about Dwayne, and I've been around a lot of different receivers, he is absolutely the most team-first receiver I've ever played with," Smith said. "The most selfless receiver. He's more worried about whether we're winning than how many catches he gets. It's fun to be around as a quarterback because I've been around a lot of the other guys the other way."
But, but, he points at the name on the back of his jersey!
More from D-Bowe's media session on Thursday ...
'Best shape of my life'
I'm not trying to poke fun but this is the time of year when everyone is in the best shape of their life. Emphasis mine.
"Right now I'm about 210 [pounds] and I'm moving good and I feel like I'm in the best shape of my life in these OTAs and the way they've been going, it's only going to get better."
Bowe's confidence is just the best
"Every day we come out here working hard and competing against the best DBs and the best defense in the league. Once you get through that within the league, with time you're going to become a good offense and that's what I am out here doing."
No predictions of leading the league
Last year at this time, Bowe was predicting he would lead the league in receiving and Jamaal Charles would lead the league in rushing. Only one of those came close to being true, and it wasn't Bowe leading the league in receiving.
Asked about his goals this year, Bowe avoided any bold personal predictions.
"Not personally, but team-wise we always talk about winning the AFC West and winning the Super Bowl. After every break we do that. It's ‘let's win an AFC Championship and after that a Super Bowl'. As a team collectively that's what we're trying to do."
I guess he learned his lesson last year.