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Sammy Watkins

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by Ram_Rally, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Ram_Rally

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    You're getting plenty of points across. We get that if he's not open then he shouldn't be thrown the ball. But, as you've said with tavon, if he's just a decoy then he isn't being looked at as a legitimate option. I've seen kupp and higbee targeted in plenty of plays where they weren't "open" but mcvay and Goff are making a clear effort to involve them. But I digress, maybe this will be a moot point and we'll either A- continue to score or B- get him the ball. Time will tell. Also, for the record, I have no complaints when the ball is being spread around efficiently (colts game, niners game, cowboys game).
     
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    Actions speak louder than eords. I hate to say it, but it looked almost as if watkins was running at "practice" speed. Just hope he's not getting frustrated with lack of touches.

    TRUST THE PROCESS BROTHA!
     
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  3. Ram_Rally

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    I'd just like to see him being the "first option" more if that makes sense. We seemed to be targeting tight ends on go routes and kupp when he's covered by Sherman which seems way off to me.
     
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    Pretty sure Watkins is still trying to pick up the playbook. Doesn't matter how talented you are at the position, it's gonna take time to pick up the route tree and execute it in a second nature fashion to really produce
     
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    He did manage to clear it up say that Goff was his guy and that he loves being a ram, fwiw.
     
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    Kupp in triple coverage probably isn't the best read to force then, correct?
     
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    I would think he is getting double coverage. I would like to see tape on Sammy running routes and the defenses he is seeing. They may have someone deep on his side and one underneath. I just don't know. Lot's of number 1 WR go against double coverage. Sometimes you have to let them make a play and or scheme to get him involved.

    I wrote something similar before the game. I think it was in the thread with the Sammy story about the Bills. The 49er game is a great example of plays for Sammy. He made that short down and out 6-8 yards for a first down look easy while adding 5 or so more of YAC. Like you said screen, slants and even short outs could be big plays. Considering Sammy's talent I would script a couple plays early to get him involved. That could set him later for the long ball and get him in the game.
     
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    Just a guess here but...

    Depending on how the opponent is defending the Rams, maybe they send Watkins deeper to open up the underneath for the others?

    So, you might say... why doesn't someone else go deep and distract?
    Guessing because he draws double coverage and/or more attention to stretch the defense?

    Maybe the SF defense was such that they didn't need to keep the deep backs out there?

    Interesting that it's only been the SF game where McVay and company adapted... again, maybe it's them taking what is given and not forcing what is not.
     
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    Past few weeks Sammy got open but wasn't thrown the ball... I think it's getting in his head that he won't get the ball because his routes yesterday were lazy. He would quit on the route towards the end.
     
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    We are guessing without game tape. The long pass against the Whiners was double coverage. I imagine Watkins is opening things up for others underneath yet, they can't send him deep all the time. I doubt defenses are doing a blanket coverage with two defenders up on Sammy. If it's double coverage with a safety over the top then he only has to beat the up defender on a short down and out or quick slant. I was an advocate of not forcing the ball to Sammy when the subject came up before the Whiners game. Thinking it over and seeing how Sammy is a good hands big target and is hard to bring down I deferred to getting him some early targets to get him involved. Somehow I think McVay can do this without forcing it.
     
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    Watkins had already received two targets in the game to that point.
     
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    He's not being doubled that much
     
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    I was listening to ESPN radio on the way to work and they were saying Watkins just isn't that good plain and simple. Not sure what you guys saw in him tbh. I mean Kupp is more of a number 1 guy IMO.
     
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    I don't think Watkins will be resigned... Because he want wanna come back
     
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    Then he's either just plain not getting open or Goff is ignoring him.

    1+1=4
     
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    I was going to post this as well. He just said he's not upset with limited targets and he's not publicly complaining but what does this tweet say?!
    Not happy, go to coach. Not smart when this is an audition not only for the Rams but the entire league.
    You want the ball, be ready when it's thrown, simple as that! What would've Brady or Rodgers reaction have been if they thought Watkins had not given 100 percent.
    Watkins is a stud and I hope things get on back on track. That Goff to Watkins bomb was a thing of beauty- think that was the niners game , right? I thought for sure it was on after that with those two!!
     
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    Do you think mcvay is maybe attacking the weakness of the oppsing D .. which is why certain players get targeted more ? .. good corners attack the LBers with the TE and skit guys ... crap run D pound gurley .. fast LBers go at the corners ... maybe just maybe that has something to do with all this
     
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    Your crazy.... Kupps getting covered by lbs and slot receivers...no where near a #1... Watkins is being misused
     
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    Then shouldn't we have run more in the last game? I thought the chickens had a crap run D.