Originally Posted by Bearcat
It's not necessarily about 50+ yard plays, and I don't think that's the only thing people wanted to see... they did a great job of working the intermediate routes today, especially in the 2nd half, which is a big improvement and will hopefully open up the run game, too.
If you look at that play where JC wasn't looking for the ball on the pass, Bowe was on an out and up and would have been open... the chemistry needed to throw it at the right time and taking that kind of shot is needed at times (granted, he dropped the next ball thrown to him). We got a taste of that in the 2nd half, with Smith taking some chances, which is promising.
I also noticed that when he made that great throw to McGrath on a bang-8 he also had Bowe wide open on a comeback. I can't blame him at all for not giving his wideouts more chances after how many times they haven't held up their end of the bargains with drop and after drop, week after week. Avery today was a great example of this--Alex looked for him early in the game and after like three drops he didn't go to him at all for a while. Our receivers haven't proven that they are reliable enough to be trusted so far. They're dropping an ABNORMALLY large amount of balls compared to the rest of the league (4th most dropped balls coming into this game, I don't think it'll change much for the better going into next week..)