TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need a better pass rush, and according to coach Greg Schiano, that means they need a better Da'Quan Bowers.
Schiano has been on his third-year defensive end -- during practices and after -- all summer long.
"It's certainly not anything personal. We both want the same thing," Schiano said Saturday. "He wants to be an every-down player and we need an every-down defensive end so we're just trying to get there."
Bowers was the only Bucs regular to play the entire first half Thursday night in a 44-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the preseason opener. His performance drew mixed reviews from Schiano.
"I felt like I needed it," Bowers said. "I'm an unproven defensive end in this league. I felt like I needed the extra work. I talked to coach about it. He agreed, I agreed so we came up with a plan."
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