Many of you have been at this point for a year or more. I'm just getting there so bear with me.
Dwayne Bowe was the Chiefs' first round pick in 2006 and despite putting up some decent numbers in four years, his performance on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts solidified Bowe as an average, unreliable receiving threat.
Unfortunately, Bowe's multiple drops and unreliability isn't new. He had plenty of drops last year despite missing four games and has continued his unreliable ways in 2010.
Yesterday's performance was it for me.
With the Colts leading 9-6 with only a few minutes left in the fourth quarter, S Jon McGraw got his grocery sackin' on and picked Peyton Manning on the Colts side of the field. A short return and the Chiefs were sitting pretty on the Colts' 30-yard line.
Next, in what I thought was a great play call, Matt Cassel threw a great pass down the left sideline to a sprinting, turning Bowe.
Unfortunately, the pass hit Bowe in the hands. Which means he dropped it. No touchdown, no lead, no fourth win.
The play directly after that solidified my personal feelings on Bowe's potential. The Chiefs went right back to Bowe on the left side after his drop and what does Bowe do? Looks to his left before he catches the ball and lets the football slide right through his hands.
Suddenly, it's third and long and the Chiefs are thinking field goal.
Those two plays are why Peter King of SI.com named him the Goat of the Week.
Dwayne Bowe is talented. What sucks is that he is completely unreliable in important game situations.
How many of your are comfortable with the game on the line and Dwayne Bowe as our go-to-guy in the end zone? Nah, I'm not either.