Teammate supports benched Bowman (Football)
Chicago Bears cornerback Zack Bowman of Anchorage was benched Monday night after missing an open-field tackle against the Packers, a move teammate Lance Briggs questioned during a radio interview.
“I went up to him and said, ‘Don’t worry about it,’ we’ll get it back,’ and the next thing you know, Zack’s out,” Briggs told ESPN radio. “We have a lot of capable players. I don’t know why Zack was pulled. That’s the coach’s decision. If that’s what (coach Lovie Smith) wants to do, that’s what we do.”
Tim Jennings replaced Bowman and played well, recovering a fumble at the end of the game. The Bears won 20-17.
Briggs believes Bowman will deliver if he gets another shot.
“Zack is a great corner and he’ll continue to be so in the league,” he said.
Bowman, of Bartlett High fame, led the team and ranked among the league leaders with six interceptions last season.