After tallying the votes, the 2013 Bucs Nation Most Disappointing Player goes to defensive end Da'Quan Bowers
Michael Bennett, we hardly knew ye. The man who was supposed to make us forget Mike Bennett made us forget he was even on the team. Schiano and Co. figured letting Bennett walk would motivate Bowers and give him that push he needed to become an elite defensive end. Hell, Bowers himself even said if he didn't get double digit sacks, it would be a disappointing season. Can this man even get to FIVE SACKS? I guess time will tell.
Bowers was at full strength in the beginning of the season, having missed his rookie training camp due to the lockout, and his second year at camp due to a torn Achilles tendon. Many figured Bowers, who at times has shown power and burst, would put it all together and become that bookend with Adrian Clayborn, but he never even got a starting gig due to Daniel Teo'Nesheim once again stealing reps. Even during the year, Bowers was almost invisible on the field, showing no counter moves and a lack of quickness. William Gholston appeared out of nowhere in the second half of the season to show Bowers how DE is supposed to be played. We don't know where Bowers goes from him, but whether he is on the team or not, his play can't suffer any worse than in the 2013 season....can it??
Final Stats - 7 tackles, 1.0 sacks