Bowe on how he felt about the 2013 season: "We had a great record. We were in the playoffs. Anytime you can take your team to the playoffs, I figure that was a great year no matter what the stats [are]. I played all-around great football, blocking and receiving and getting guys into position to be where they [are] today. We've got three offensive guys going to the Pro Bowl. Me helping my team get to that stature is what I call a great year no matter what my stats [are] because I know what kind of player I am and what I can do. It was the first year [of the offensive system]. The coaches were seeing what guys can do. Next year it will be even better stats-wise for me. But when you get to this point in your life, you just want to win."
On what changed for him in 2013 after he signed his five-year, $56 million contract: "Everybody's aiming for you and waiting on you to get into trouble. People try to persuade you to do things to get you [in trouble]. That's the only bad thing once you sign. The world wants you to fail. That's the hard part about it. When you sign that [contract] ... you've got to live right. That's the hard part. You're trying to live right and the police [are] after you, everybody wants a piece of Dwayne Bowe and I had to learn that the hard way. That's how it is."
On his arrest in November for possession of marijuana: "The people close around me and my team and the organization know I had nothing to do with that. I was being profiled. It will all come to light in February. It wasn't a distraction because my teammates know and my family knows. I was being watched and being followed.
"Whoever knows Dwayne knows the truth about it and knows what kind of guy I am. I just can't wait until it's all over so the world will know instead of [just] the people that are close to me what really happened."
On whether the police are really after him: "It's not just them. It's everybody.
"When you're in a town where there's not a whole lot going on, bad media is good media. You've just got to stay calm and stay collected like I [am] now and just move in silence."
On the sprained foot he received during the playoff loss and whether it affected his ability to catch the fourth-down pass, Kansas City's last offensive play of the game: "It had a little crack in it since the third quarter. I really wasn't even supposed to be in the whole fourth quarter. I [toughed] it out and played just because in the last game, you have to take [everything seriously]. I can barely walk right now. I've got my [foot] in a boot right now, as we speak. As I tried to make that play, I tried to get both feet in. If I had got them in, I know I would have probably broke my right foot."
On what he needs to improve on next season: "I want to work on my endurance so I can play the whole game. I was really, really tired that last game.
"I want to be a little lighter than 212. I probably want to play at 208 and try to be as quick as possible because that's the kind of receivers that Andy [Reid] had when he was at Philly. I'll try to be [more] explosive and faster than I was this season. I'm going to become quicker and faster and so I can be like DeSean Jackson and those speedy quick guys."
On whether quarterback Alex Smith deserves a new contract: "He definitely deserves a new contract. He's a leader, a game manager, a game changer. The quarterbacks I had in the past definitely don't amount to what he did in this one single year.
"We've got me ... and [if] we get another good receiver, you never know how far he can take this team. He's a phenomenal guy, he's a great teammate, he's a good brother of mine and I definitely thinks he deserves it."