The route was part of the play called. We know Bowe ran the route correct because he caught the ball. It didn't go over his head or fall at his feet. Whichever play Weis called required Bowe to run a five-yard out. Either the playcall was bad or Bowe wasn't Cassel's primary target. But to blame a WR because he ran the play called is nuts.
well the issue is on that play Bowe is running about a 25 yard IN. He beats his man by a few steps but that at about 20-25 yrds cuts IN toward the safety.... Cassel knows this as he has to know what the recievers are doing on each play. Bowe is running down the field and never looks back until he makes the cut. If cassel throws to bowe, he doesn't know it's coming and it's an incomplete pass as the ball will just go over him or hit him. Chambers was a go route meaning at about 20-25 yards he looks back for the ball in the air. Which is what he did but he did not make the proper adjustment on the underthrown ball. Bowe never looked back till the cut. Now cassel's first read if you watch is Pope on about a 7 yard sit down. But the LB drops back. In the pre snap read cassel and you can look and see there are 2 deep safeties. On sitting about where BOWE is to cut in and the other on chambers side. When cassel goes to make his first read he sees the LB has stepped back infront of Pope which means the safety behind is sitting in Bowes cut spot so cassel cannot throw the ball to the spot bowe will be cause there is a corner trailing and a safety squating.. The other safety drifts back to play center field and cassel throws the GO hoping chambers can make a play and knowing the deep saftey cannot get over in time. But we know the end result.
And the whole Bowe ran the route a yard short argument, my guess is that he ran the right route. I think they just expected him to get the extra yard after the catch. It just didn't work out that way that time. Or maybe the Brown defender just made a better play that particular play.
maybe bowes ball was to be delivered at his break? thats why he didnt look till then.. We dont know so why pitch a fir about it?