The general feeling about receivers with Bowe’s level of experience is that they should have a strong grasp of the position by now. They should understand how to recognize coverages, set up defensive backs and establish a natural chemistry with their quarterbacks. The game, in other words, should slow down for them. They should be seeing and doing things that separate them from the pack.
We’ll see whether Bowe can showcase that level of growth because the Chiefs clearly are counting on it happening. They didn’t select a true receiver in the draft, and their only significant move in free agency involved re-signing 31-year-old Chris Chambers. Pioli has had plenty of chances to look for other options to improve his passing game. That he’s placed so much faith in Bowe indicates this team isn’t ready to offer a final analysis on his talent just yet.
A nice perspective on Bowe form ESPN.com.