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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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    Joe Savinell

    Best BR writer. Keep up the good work!

  • John Taylor posted 118 days ago

    John Taylor

    Hey Matt, can you do an article on why it's so difficult for a college spread QB to transition to the NFL? Besides terminology, being able to stand over the line to see the defense, etc what else is key to making the transition? Is the transition the same for a college QB in a pro style offense? Why is it so difficult for them to learn how to take a snap from under center? Thanks, your stuff is great!

  • Bro posted 137 days ago


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  • jimmy kovak posted 173 days ago

    jimmy kovak

    Matt, I don't like the articles you write... I *LOVE* them! You are the best writer here and perhaps the main reason I read stuff on BR! Thank you and keep up the great work!

  • Tim Maclean posted 196 days ago

    Tim Maclean

    Mr. Bowen,
    I am a Lions' fan. I have been cursed into this fanhood by birth, but for some crazy reason I take pride in being a Detroit Lions' fan. I bleed honolulu blue and silver. I respect your draft analyis and Miller's the most. I also love your articles that explain schemes, especially coverages. I am wondering is there any chance than Danny Shelton could fall to my beloved Leos at pick 23 ?


    PV2 Tim MacLean

  • Nathan Iverson posted 236 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    Please do not quote Mike Freeman in any more of your articles.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 242 days ago

    4 Ringed  Emperor Belichick

    Keep up the great work.