Originally Posted by Aspengc8
Your kidding, right? Even the announcers said the ball was way behind the receiver.
The announcer also said that Routt had the WR blanketed. In fact, I think I recall them saying that the decision was even worse than the throw.
Routt couldn't have been in a better spot than he was there.
He's not a perfect player by any means. He isn't Revis, he isn't Carr, he isn't Flowers. He's an above average cover corner that has the size to deal with some of the bigger WRs in the league and that athletic skills to make plays on balls like that. He's a nice #2 cornerback.
The Warfield comparisons are actually pretty fair. Chiefs fans blast him, but the worst thing Warfield ever did was replace Dale Carter (who Chiefs fans also blasted for no good reason despite him being one of the top 10 CBs in football). Warfield was a long, athletic corner who would take risks that got him burned on occasion. For the most part he did his job and was a solid CB. The problem was that he was asked to be a #1 here and was never up for the task.
Routt, on the other hand, is only asked to be what he's capable of being - a sound second CB. He'll be just fine there.