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Sammy Watkins: New Teams, Same Bad Attitude

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Only posting this since some folks have mentioned him as a potential FA WR target, and said he's grown and matured since his last run with the Bills.

 

This tells me differently.

 

 

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i'm surprised he didn't get injured slouching there on the sideline

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I suspect there was a lot of negative body language on the sideline at that point. It happens. There was no shortage of that on the Bills sideline when the Oilers were kicking our ass back in the day as well. Good on Kelce for talking to him about it and good on Watson for the attitude shift. 

 

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6 minutes ago, DrDawkinstein said:

Only posting this since some folks have mentioned him as a potential FA WR target, and said he's grown and matured since his last run with the Bills.

 

This tells me differently.

 

 

Such a loser.... playing in his 2nd straight AFC championship game. 

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When we were down 3-35 against the Oilers there was lots of slumped shoulders. If I recall Watkins wasn’t the one dropping passes, I believe that was that Robinson guy. Probably mad he wasn’t targeted more.

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Decoy Sammy actually had a couple nice plays yesterday.  

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Just now, ScottLaw said:

Such a loser.... playing in his 2nd straight AFC championship game. 

 

Lol, fair enough. But I never said he was a loser.

 

Point is, if Travis Kelce has to tell you to fix your attitude, there still may be a problem.

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Not only would we not sign him but I can’t imagine he would ever want to come back here unless it was his only offer. 
I could see him at the press conference now sitting down at the table, picking up his pen to sign his contract.. cameras rolling and boom dislocated wrist. Ok see y’all week 9 get hyped Sammy is back 

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The book has been closed, Beane made the right decision.

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8 minutes ago, DrDawkinstein said:

 

Lol, fair enough. But I never said he was a loser.

 

Point is, if Travis Kelce has to tell you to fix your attitude, there still may be a problem.

I guess.

 

I don't think it's smart to just assume a guy has an attitude issue because he gets down a bit because the team is losing 24-0 in the blink of an eye. 

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That why you have leaders. Not always you best players either. I played with plenty of guys that needed to be motivated and then they would dominate. Some guys would motivate but never come close to dominating. Guaranteed 80%+ of the Chiefs were feeling down that does not mean you dont want those guys on your team. Everyone has different roles. Heck what was Allen doing when things went south for the Bills? He was sitting alone not out rallying guys. That must mean we dont want him as our QB. 

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20 minutes ago, DrDawkinstein said:

Only posting this since some folks have mentioned him as a potential FA WR target, and said he's grown and matured since his last run with the Bills.

 

This tells me differently.

 

 

Sammy Watkins is a incredibly talented WR who is just not a legit 1

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The problem with Sammy is not his attitude.  It his ability to stay on the field.  If he were able to stay healthy, his career would have been much, much different.

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Funny thing is, if Sammy had never played for the Bills, and had the exact career elsewhere, we would think it was a solid signing to bring him in to Buffalo, at the right price.

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I don't see anything that he should be criticized for.  They were losing, he was depressed, a teammate told saw this and told him to buck up and he did.

 

Whats wrong with that?

 

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30 minutes ago, KD in CA said:

Decoy Sammy actually had a couple nice plays yesterday.  

Decoy Sammy had 90 yards from scrimmage and only trailed Kelce among position players.

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I'm w/ those who don't see this as a big deal. I also never saw much in the way of attitude issues when he was here - some sporadic stuff, but nothing outside of the usual WR realm.  That position is one where you see more ego than most, and I actually worry more about the guys who play that position & don't have that.

 

It was fun to watch Sammy make some big plays as the game went on.  He never justified trading 2 first rounders, but he's a real talent & playmaker regardless.  I loved it when he was a Bill & still find myself rooting for him (obviously, when he's not playing the Bills).

 

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41 minutes ago, DrDawkinstein said:

Only posting this since some folks have mentioned him as a potential FA WR target, and said he's grown and matured since his last run with the Bills.

 

This tells me differently.

 

 

 

I think the same thing could have been said to a bunch of our players on the sideline in Houston

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14 minutes ago, Buftex said:

Funny thing is, if Sammy had never played for the Bills, and had the exact career elsewhere, we would think it was a solid signing to bring him in to Buffalo, at the right price.

He wasn't terrible here, he just wasn't worth what the bills paid for him. He also had Ej manuel, Kyle Orton and tyrod Taylor throwing to him. He's like the 5th option in the kc offense right now. His numbers would probably improve if he went somewhere with less talent. I wouldn't want him back though, and I doubt the coach that traded him would re sign him 

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Some more context that might shift the (false) narrative going on in this thread in a more positive direction re Watkins: https://www.si.com/nfl/2020/01/13/nfl-playoffs-divisional-round-49ers-titans-chiefs-packers-head-coaching-carousel-mmqb

 

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As the Texans were burying the Chiefs under 24 points at the suddenly-silent Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City receiver Sammy Watkins sought out rookie Mecole Hardman with a pointed message.

You’re gonna do something to spark us.

And spark them, he did.

A Houston field goal had just made it 24–0 with just under 11 minutes left in the first half when Hardman took the kickoff and found a seam right up Main Street. The second-round pick hit it, then cut to a wide-open right of the field. Fifty-eight yards later, the game was changed for good.

“He sparked us,” Watkins said a few hours after the fact. “We went down there and scored, and after that, we were on fire. Energy was contagious, everybody just feeding off each other. And it just kept on, trickled down into the defense getting stops and turning the ball over, and we’re scoring and we couldn’t be stopped.”

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[And the best part!!!]

 

The Chiefs have had a tougher path than last year’s team did, and they’re not going to let a play like Dee Ford lining up offside at the least opportune time get them again, as it did last season against the Patriots. The players they’ve been hardened by its experience. We’ll know in a few days.

“It’s stuck with us a lot,” Watkins said, referencing last year’s title game. “And I tell people, ‘Man, I don’t think God’s going to make another mistake.’ We took that one to the chin pretty hard. And now we’ve got the same opportunity coming.

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I love it! You know he played WR for the Bills if he starts blaming God for making mistakes in game outcomes!!

 

 

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This kid was the consensus #1 WR in a draft that included OBJ, Mike Evans, Jarvis Landry, Brandin Cooks, Davonte Adams and John Brown. And to a lesser extent K. Benjamin, Q. Enumwa, Marquise Lee, Jordan Matthews and Allen Robinson.

 

What happened to this kid? Well, at least he got paid but talk about underachieving.

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Here's a fun question:  if he did come back here on the current roster, where would he be on the WR corps?

 

I love Brown...but I think he'd still be #1.  #2 at minimum.

 

 

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