Yesterday, Sammy Watkins burned Brent Grimes play after play catching all 8 of his targets for a career 168 yards and a touchdown. Watkins had a 55 yard reception and a 44 yard reception. He was having his way with Grimes a Pro Bowl cornerback. He said he watched all Brent Grimes film and knew he could have a big day.
“I live by the film,” Watkins told the team’s official site after catching all eight of his targets for a career-best 168 yards and a touchdown. “I watched (Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes) in every game from 2-3 years ago and watched how he plays press and doesn’t switch it up. So I set it up to keep taking him inside, keep selling it. I beat him inside on the first throw, so I knew when in doubt that he’s going to jump inside if I do it. So I double-moved him inside, sold him with my body. He jumped, and I just put my hand up, and Tyrod delivered the ball.”
Watkins said he wanted the ball more, and Tyrod Taylor obviously agreed, because yesterday he did not throw the ball to any other wide out but Charles Clay and his running backs. Next week Watkins will play Darrelle Revis on Thursday night. If Sammy Watkins has way with Revis then maybe I will agree that the Bills needed to get him the ball more.
According to Pro Football Talk, Watkins was responsible for 93 percent of the teams yards.
Watkins had 168 receiving yards on a day when the Bills totaled 181 receiving yards. That means he caught 93 percent of the Bills’ receiving yards, the highest percentage in the NFL since 1999. The last time a receiver had a higher percentage of his team’s receiving yards was when Ravens receiver Qadry Ismail had 258 receiving yards in a win over the Steelers on December 16, 1999. The Ravens totaled 268 receiving yards that day.