The other day while talking future contracts with Kansas City Chiefs players I said, if I had to bet right now, I would predict the Chiefs do not sign WR Dwayne Bowe to a long-term contract. Obviously, not everyone agreed with me on that one.
One of the things I would put as a condition on re-signing Bowe is that he has to play at a high level again. He's been inconsistent since coming into the NFL but his 2010 season obviously made some folks take notice. That said, his 2010 season will be difficult to repeat.
Evan Silva of Rotoworld (fantasy football) writes that Bowe's 13-touchdowns-in-seven-weeks streak is as "unrepeatable as it gets."
"Supplemented by the NFL's easiest pass defense schedule (five of the seven opponents ranked 23rd or worse against the pass), Bowe's streak bettered any seven-week run put together by Randy Moss in 2007, when Moss set the NFL record for single-season touchdown receptions. (Bowe scored two TDs in his other nine games.)"
So how can Bowe keep it up and repeat what he did last year? What are the keys?
As Chiefs QB Matt Cassel said on NFL Network last week, coming to camp in-shape will be key.
"He came in at 212 pounds last year I think and that's outstanding for him and he maintained that weight last year," Cassel said on NFLN. "Anytime you're physically conditioned, you're not breathing hard, you're not getting tired, you're just playing. I think that was a big step for him. He did a tremendous job never missing a practice and working diligently every day. I think that's what showed on Sundays."