Just running around? Come on dude. The playbook says run a slant and go or a curl, in or a drag. Its drawn for them. I'm sure he can figure that out. Depth and technique are other matters entirely.How do you think a typical training camp or weekly practice goes? Don't you think the second they see DT lineup in a play and just start running around they would pull him aside and ask him what the hell he's doing? If he said "I don't know how to run routes" I guarantee they would remove him from whatever team drill they are doing, pull him aside, and make him run routes until practice ended and he knew what the hell he was doing.
Again, last TC he was in rehab. During the season they are too busy prepping for the next opponent, and his lack of polish probably kept him down the depth chart. Then there was the lockout. Last TC it could have been an oversight. Its not as though he doesn't know any routes at all. He probably fudged the tougher ones and got by. There's running a 10 yard in, which anyone can do, and there's running it correctly against every coverage.
Clearly if that was the case don't you think he would have mentioned it? He basically said they did NOT work with him on his route-running.Even IF they literally had no time in the practice to do so, there would most definitely be at least one coach with him after the practice making sure he was getting the help he needed. That's why they have position coaches, you know.
What's your assertion? That he actually knew how to run the pro route tree all along and all the college scouts were wrong? Or that they took him aside and worked with him but he chose not to mention it? Did he bump his head and forget? Seriously, what are you arguing?