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11-05-2013, 02:47 PM
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Look at Bowman's track record at Oklahoma State and in the CFL.
When he's been the first or second option, his teams have failed miserably.
If we roll with him as our 2nd option, we're missing the playoffs.
The one year we were able to roll with Bowman we made the playoffs and did quite well as a club. In fact we did well with him as 2nd receiver until he got injured.
The improvement in the offense since he's come back this year has been noticeable.
Anyway, lets look at some numbers. 697yds receiving in only 9 GP. This is only 560yds shy of Stamps league leading receiving yds. On a full season Bowman prorates to 1400 receiving yds a feat not accomplished in I don't know how long.
If you think that isn't representative Bowman has played approx 28GP for the Eskimos, and has 2000yds catching in that tenure. Those are mindblowing numbers. Works out to about 1300 season on prorated full years.
The only issue is him being out of the lineup due to injury. It hurts the club bad when he's not in. I'll say this as well is the Esks make the playoffs this year with Bowman in all year and its a completely different season with him as a second look.
Not only is Bowman a solid number 1A/1B on this club he'd be the leading receiver on any other club any year he's healthy.
This guys an absolute stud and in prime of career and with any luck will lead the league over the next seasons. If healthy its a given he has among the top yds among CFL receivers.
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