Wow......could all this bad route running be at the heart of Watson holding the ball too long? Ever tried to anticipate a route throw and in the back your mind, you don’t have the warm and fuzzies regarding the receiver being where he needs to be.
Sorry guys (some), you can’t have it both ways.
Could definitely be an issue …. Poor / wrong routes wreck a play in more ways than one.
Watson expecting X and getting Y ...
Routes that work in combination with one another don't work as intended. Picks , rubs , drags …. leading defenders into passing lanes.
We did see an awful lot of plays last year where multiple receivers ended up in close proximity to one another. I don't have the give a damn to go look at every play from last season to see what percentage of those Hopkins was involved in.
Those are obvious poor routes / mistakes , how many others there were we'll never really know but we can say with some certainty that those weren't the only plays that happened on.