Struggling through his second year in the NFL, Sammy Watkins is unhappy with his role in Buffalo. He has made it known that he wants to be used more in the offense and needs the ball thrown his way more often. Watkins is only in his second year in the NFL but it would seem that he already has his eye on his 2nd contract with comments like these. He may have a lot to lose if he can’t get the ball thrown his way more often so let’s examine where he is coming from with his argument.
The Importance of Targets
From a contractual standpoint targets certainly help. The more you are used the more important you are to a team’s offensive philosophy. The more you get targeted the more receiving yards and touchdowns you put up. The more you land on ESPN. The more you land on ESPN the more people begin to talk about how great you are. Eventually it leads to big money. Continue reading Sammy Watkins Unhappy With Bills Offense »
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