Dwayne Bowe Continues To Disappoint For The Cleveland Browns

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Jul 30, 2015; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (80) works out during training camp at the Cleveland Browns practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

1.Could This Be One Of The Worst Signings In Browns History?

He came, he saw and then he dropped the ball.

No I’m not talking about everyone’s favorite Michigan Wolverine, Braylon Edwards, I’m talking about the curl-route running, $9-million man named Dwayne Bowe. Mr. Bowe, you are in the Dawg House. For the last two months, Browns fans have been anticipating the return of Bowe and hoping that he would make an impact on a receiving core that needs a little more height and veteran presence. He has been a major disappointment so far. He has claimed that he needs time to learn the offense because he missed most of the preseason, but it has been long enough and he has still failed to make an impact on the field consistently.

He is not only dropping the ball and playing with a nonchalant attitude, but he’s  unable to get open and is very slow out of his breaks. Bowe claimed this week to reporters that ” It happens now,” but what happened is that a throw that was thrown right between numbers by McCown was dropped on a big 3rd-down play. Unfortunately, Pettine already stated that the Browns have no plans in cutting Bowe, but what’s the point in keeping a player on the team who obviously doesn’t want to be in Cleveland in the first place? Why not let some of the younger guys perform and prove their worth?

Ray Farmer signed him based on the friendship they established when he was an executive with the Kansas City Chiefs. As we have seen with Pettine and Jim O’ Neil, sometimes having your friend on the team isn’t always the best answer. Will Bowe play next  week against the Ravens? Who knows, but if he’s going to continue playing like he’s bothered and doesn’t want to be on the Browns, what is the point in keeping him around? They should cut their losses and sign a receiver who wants to be there and will catch the ball.

Honorable Mention: Tashaun Gipson, Pierre Desir (Cutting a little slack), the whole offensive line, Mike Pettine, Jim O’ Neil

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