Dwayne Bowe hasn’t caught a touchdown pass in 17 games, but he plans on ending the drought in Cleveland relatively quickly.
With Josh Gordon suspended for the year, Bowe is hoping for a season that resembles his 2010 campaign, when he led the NFL the 15 touchdown receptions.
"When Josh (Gordon) was here he was the touchdown man and I’m here to fill his shoes,” Bowe told Northeast Ohio Media Group during minicamp. "It’s my job to do that in this offense and I believe I can do that.”
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Bowe was part of a Kansas City Chiefs team that played the entire 2014 season without a touchdown catch by a receiver. Getting off to a quick start in 2015 is the key to turning things around, according to Bowe.
"If I get (a TD) in the (home) opener first quarter, the floodgates are open and the Dawg Pound is going crazy,” Bowe said. "It’s going to be awesome. Once I start that, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I might go crazy.”
With one of the better offensive lines in the league to protect Josh McCown, Bowe thinks the table is set to do some damage in the red zone.
"With Alex Mack and Joe Thomas, we’re going to have a lot of time to hit that deep ball even in the red zone," Bowe said. "I never had a quarterback like Josh (McCown) that was that tall and could see the mismatch and really go to it. He’s got my confidence level high right now.”
McCown is coming off a dreadful season in Tampa Bay, when he had 11 touchdown passes in 11 games. Does the McCown-Bowe combo sound like a touchdown recipe to you?