Fooch's Note: This is from earlier in the week, but figured I'd bump it up in case people missed it.
It was a rainy afternoon in Concord, CA but that didn't keep the Niner Faithful from venturing out to see one of their favorite players during the offseason. Tuesday night Navorro Bowman made his first public appearance since the NFC Championship game where he tore both his ACL and MCL on a very controversially called play. He seemed in good spirits and was walking without a noticeable limp. He discussed how he is pleased with rehabilitation progress and ahead of schedule according to his doctors.
When asked if he was satisfied with the newly instituted Navorro Bowman Rule, he chuckled and said, "It doesn't fix my knee, but you know, it won't happen anymore, the ball will go the right way and the game is always improving, so I'm excited about that." When I later asked him about the rule being named after him, he took a deep sigh, paused, and said, "The game needs to be decided by the players on the field...sometimes it's not in our hands. Everyone needs to be accountable and held to a higher standard." After several controversial calls over the course of the season, many fans are probably in agreement.
Although Bowman readily agreed to being frustrated in regards to calls influencing the outcome of games he also mentioned that what happened to him "is part of the game, I'm not really a grudge type of man. I gotta move on if I want to continue playing." Indeed he will. Bowman wouldn't put a date on his return and jokingly replied "Look at me, I'm walking, so that's good enough."