Bolded: you're completely making that up. You have no clue if that's true or not.Ryan burns is talking about balls thrown, not routes run. Which is a completely different subject.
And, a route doesn’t have to be a straight vertical route to be a “downfield route”
I get it though. You want us to just take more shots on fades and vertical routes and just throw it up more. I was reading what you said differently and talking about something else.
For it to be true, it would have to be the case that we were running a lot of vertical routes that were options to throw to (not just decoys, or something like that). I think you're seeing something that isn't there.
He wasn't talking about a literally go route, or a corner or post route. He's talking about throwing the ball in the air 20+ yards, or something like that. Before Purdue, we weren't doing it. I don't believe for a second that the routes were being run often and that we just didn't throw them. Prove me wrong.
"I want" us to do what worked last year. I have no specific preference on routes. Call whatever routes are working that game. If Bateman and CAB are excellent on 50/50 balls ... why not?? BSF is 6'8" or something like that? Throw it up to him.