"I made the initiative to be in better shape," Bowe told the paper. "I'm getting older, and talking to the old vets, the only way you last longer is to be in better conditioning. I took that to the heart and am training extremely hard this year."
Bowe, who turns 30 in September, disappointed last year with 57 catches for 673 yards and five touchdowns. He averaged a career-low 11.8 yards per reception.
"I'm moving around, doing lot of motion (in the Chiefs offense), so I want to be as fit and in as good a shape as possible," Bowe said. "I feel lighter, and it's definitely because of what I'm eating and how I'm treating my body. That's the main reason why I'm feeling so explosive."
"He's better at this point this year than he was last year," Culley said. "Basically he changed his routine. At this point in his career he decided that, 'Hey, I want to play a long time.' In order to play a long time in this league you've got to have yourself right physically. And he's done that."
Culley said Bowe could play at a lighter weight than he was last season at 221 pounds.
"He is a little bit lighter," Culley said. "He's gotten back up a little bit now. But he came in, he was down. And that weight is going to fluctuate a little bit, but if we can keep him down to that, and he can stay down to that weight, I think he's going to be very, very productive for us."
Bowe is coming off a down year in 2013 with 57 catches for 673 yards and five touchdowns.
He told the media he doesn't like the idea of a go-to receiver.
"What we take a lot of pride in doing is spreading the ball around to all of the different people that we have, and we don't really focus in on, necessarily, one person in the throwing game," Reid said. "As a result, that makes defenses have to cover everybody, right?"
Bowe, in his first year with Reid in 2013, had just 57 catches for 673 yards and five touchdowns.
|P2||8/17/14||@ CAR||8:00 pm|
|P4||8/28/14||@ GB||7:00 pm|
|2||9/14/14||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|3||9/21/14||@ MIA||4:25 pm|
|5||10/5/14||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/19/14||@ SD||4:05 pm|
|10||11/9/14||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|12||11/20/14||@ OAK||8:25 pm|
|14||12/7/14||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|16||12/21/14||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|2007||Kansas City Chiefs||16||15||70||995||14.2||58||5||13||2||51|
|2008||Kansas City Chiefs||16||16||86||1022||11.9||36||7||12||0||49|
|2009||Kansas City Chiefs||11||9||47||589||12.5||41||4||8||1||31|
|2010||Kansas City Chiefs||16||16||72||1162||16.1||75||15||19||4||55|
|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||16||14||81||1159||14.3||52||5||19||3||57|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||13||12||59||801||13.6||47||3||11||2||43|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||15||57||673||11.8||34||5||9||0||39|
|2007||Kansas City Chiefs||16||15||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2008||Kansas City Chiefs||16||16||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2009||Kansas City Chiefs||11||9||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2010||Kansas City Chiefs||16||16||1||4||4.0||4||0||0||0|
|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||16||14||1||12||12.0||12||0||0||0|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||13||12||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||15||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2007||Kansas City Chiefs||16||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2008||Kansas City Chiefs||16||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2009||Kansas City Chiefs||11||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||Kansas City Chiefs||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||13||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2007||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2008||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2009||Kansas City Chiefs||11||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2010||Kansas City Chiefs||16||1||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||16||1||0||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||13||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|