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.
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!
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 ?
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Please do not quote Mike Freeman in any more of your articles.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.
Keep up the great work.
Please continue this great work and I look forward to more of your awesome blog posts.
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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.
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.
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.