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.
Great insight into what it's like to be a veteran. I guess you don't think of that a lot from a fans perspective. Great article. On a side note, my middle son Tyus Rei has Down Syndrome. I know it was just a sentence in your article, but it's nice to know that I wasn't alone in finding some emotional difficulty with the sudden realization that I had a son with special needs. It's silly, but it really is reassuring. God bless.
I never rooted for you. I barely knew you as a player. That's not an insult, only to say that as a writer I think you've found a home. I just read your "The Call Every..." article. I loved it. Straight to my heart strings. I'm not an overly sappy guy, but you defenitely connected. Well done. I look forward to reading many more from you. I look forward to rooting for you as a columnist. Go Browns.
Hey Matt love your analysis and insight, nice to read someone who provide visual evidence to back up his statements. I started a film breakdown sports website, InsidetheFilmRoom where i breakdown all 22 tape for NFL in addition to a bunch of other sports. I would love to hear what you think about it here is the link http://insidethefilmroom.com/. Thanks and I am looking forward to reading more of your breakdowns in the future.
Matt, I appreciate the articles and your willingness to interact on twitter. Your insight is helping me gain more football knowledge and learn its nuances. I'm looking forward to next season!
Matt, I appreciate the articles and your willingness to interact on twitter. Your insight is helping me gain more insight into football and all of its nuances. I'm looking forward to next season!
The Bleacher Report should fire you or they better make sure you are not writing NFL articles. Before the start of tonight's game, the #1 defense has beaten the #1 offense (in the Super Bowl) 3 out of 4 times. Now, the #1 defense has beaten the #1 offense 4 out of 5 times in the Super Bowl. The great head coach Vince Lombardi has said, "Defense wins championships!"
Teams who have record-setting offenses (like the Broncos) usually lose the Super Bowl. Remember the Patriots in 2009? Do you see the similarities between this year's Broncos and the 2009 Patriots? Now, I realize that was a much closer Super Bowl, but the Giants had a good enough defense to beat that prolific offense. How can you be oblivious to that trend? Off with your NFL journalistic head!!!!
Pussy. Seahawks obliderated the old guy and the broncos. How could you be so wrong with your prediction. Go Hawks! See you next year. Keep your day job.
Just re-read your piece on Norm Parker. What a great piece. I cried 3 years ago, and cried again today. Keep writing Matt, you have such a gift. RIP Norm, Hawkeye nation loves you
I have been searching far and wide for your type of insight in the NFL media. Such great reads every week, your page is now prominent on my "Favorites" bar....