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Matt Bowen played defensive back for seven seasons in the NFL (2000-2006) with the Rams, Packers, Redskins and Bills. A sixth-round pick of the Rams in 2000, Bowen won the Carroll Rosenbloom Award given each season to the team's Rookie of the Year. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Iowa and a masters degree in writing and publishing from DePaul University in Chicago. Bowen's writing background includes the Washington Times, Pro Football Weekly, Washington Examiner, Chicago Sun-Times, National Football Post, Chicago Tribune and ESPN Insider. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife and four sons.

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  • Nathan Iverson posted 14 days ago

    Nathan Iverson

    Please do not quote Mike Freeman in any more of your articles. Your article about Richie Incognito was relatively fair and well written. The only down moment for me was when you quoted Mike Freeman, head character assassin for CNN. That jerk is working to build his career by attacking everyone and everything. Including him brought the quality of an otherwise well written article down to the basement. Instead of quoting him, do what most other people do, ignore him. You are better than him, so do not let him drag you down.

  • 4 Ringed Emperor Belichick posted 20 days ago

    4 Ringed  Emperor Belichick

    Keep up the great work.

  • jhon alex posted 28 days ago

    jhon alex

    Please continue this great work and I look forward to more of your awesome blog posts.
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  • jhon alex posted 37 days ago

    jhon alex

    Thought you might be interested in the story below. Let me know if you have any questions. viewsgeek.com

  • Sam Shakarchy posted 90 days ago

    Sam Shakarchy

    You were drafted right infront of brady

  • Luther Reedy posted 133 days ago

    Luther Reedy

    Hey Matt, I really enjoy your articles. As somebody who played football in high school ( almost 20 years ago now ) it's refreshing to see everything broken down for somebody like me who hasn't studied football for a long time.

    I was wondering if we could get some articles like you did for preseason that really explained what a player is feeling. Those are my favorite articles. I like to get into the minds of those who are playing and understand where they are coming from.

    I have questions like

    What is going through a players head when they have a losing record?
    What is going through a players head when they go against a rival?
    What is going through a players head when they have a winning record?
    How does it feel to be at the top of your division/conference/league?
    What goes through a players mind and how do the coaches motivate a team to come back from what looks like the start of a bad season ( NE Patriots turnaround the last two games )?
    What goes through a players head when they see their name in print as both positive and negative commentary?

    Just a few questions I have had while reading articles on BR. You write very well and explain things in great detail to give us this insight week in and week out. Keep up the great work! I enjoy reading all of your articles.

  • L C posted 135 days ago

    L C

    Is there a way we can get notified about when you post a geek-tickle (article for geeks) like these? They're great but I'd rather not have to go to the site every day. Thanks.

  • David Bark posted 150 days ago

    David Bark

    I'm an x's and o's junkie and I've loved your breakdowns of doubles and trips concepts and defensive adjustments to them. I've noticed New Orleans uses some quads formations (with empty backfield of course) and I'm hoping at some point you can break down those concepts for us. Overloading one side like that seems like it would completely wreck a lot of zone coverages.

  • Troy Tauscher posted 153 days ago

    Troy Tauscher

    Hey Matt! Love your work. As someone who is looking to get into the field of sports journalism, your stuff has taught me so much about the game. Keep being brilliant!

  • Jack Granby posted 171 days ago

    Jack Granby

    you talk too quickly on bleacher report videos. It's hard to hear if you are talking sense if you are mumbling every other word. Take a breath every once in a while mate!

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