- Bill Williamson, ESPN Staff Writer
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There’s no gray area among our AFC West poll voters this week.
They believe Kansas City holdout receiver Dwayne Bowe needs to get into the team’s training camp.
As of 2:20 p.m. ET Wednesday, a whopping 82 percent of the votes cast believe Bowe is in the wrong in his holdout, while 18 percent believe Bowe is in the right. He has missed all of training camp and he stayed away from the team during the offseason program.
I have to agree with the overwhelming majority here. I have been critical of Bowe’s stance since he didn’t report to training camp and I shake my head with each passing day that he doesn’t report. I just don’t know what he thinks it is accomplishing.
This season is critical to him getting a huge contract in 2013, whether it’s from the Chiefs or another team. After missing the entire offseason and then all of training camp, Bowe would be putting himself at risk of suffering muscle injuries. How many times have we’ve seen a player holdout from camp and then tweak a hamstring?
Also, the Chiefs are running a new offense. It’s going to take Bowe time to get comfortable in Brian Daboll’s offense.
Bowe will eventually join the Chiefs, but with each passing day, he is putting more pressure on himself. So, I can’t disagree with the 82 percent of the voters in this poll. Thanks to everyone who played along.
6dEric D. Williams