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Should the Bills Exercise Sammy's 5th Year Option

  1. Yes. No Brainer (305 votes [87.90%] - View)

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  2. No. Too Injury Prone (42 votes [12.10%] - View)

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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:09 PM

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Source: Bills still deciding on Sammy Watkins' 5th year option. More here: https://t.co/RO5LjWYsa4

 


Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 13 April 2017 - 03:10 PM.


#2 K-GunJimKelly12

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:11 PM

A terrible trade that will define Whaley's tenure.



#3 Boyst62

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:13 PM

I'd not sign him after 5

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:14 PM

What's there to decide?  Pick it up...easily a top-10 (if not top-5) WR when healthy.



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:14 PM

I'd not sign him after 5

That depends on how he does in yrs 4 and 5



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:15 PM

What's there to decide?  Pick it up...easily a top-10 (if not top-5) WR when healthy.

 

Good question.  He hasn't even come close to hitting his prime.



#7 Rodrigo Borgia

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:17 PM

A terrible trade that will define Whaley's tenure.

Is that you, Marrone?



#8 Straight Hucklebuck

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:23 PM

Is that you, Marrone?

It has been a terrible trade up. 

 

Watkins still has yet to put in a season better than Steve Johnson's three 1,000 yard seasons in a row, who all the fans turned on during the end of his run here. 

 

Its bad all around. The Bills pay double for a WR in a stacked class that has been outperformed by the two WRs taken after him, he has been hurt - ribs, ankle, foot, we still have no QB that can get him the ball, we have game plans Watkins is used as a decoy the entire game (Patriots), or a safety rolls over the top and the Bills decide to take him out of gameplan (Chiefs).  

 

Tyrod said last year that they can't force the ball to Watkins because they need to get other people the ball too. SMH Tyrod. 

 

The Bills still don't use Watkins, and Watkins himself always has some issue with heath. He is always playing through something, or not 100%. McDermott just talked about running the ball and working hard, so nothing is going to change. Watkins being here does not lead to more winning, so its been a failure of a trade-up.  



#9 mjt328

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:23 PM

Anyone that considers Sammy Watkins a Top 5-10 receiver in this league is a true homer.  At some point, the guy has to prove he can stay on the field before being put in that category.

 

He played 13 games in 2015.  He played only 8 games last year, contributing a whopping 430 yards and 2 touchdowns.

And he will likely miss training camp once again recovering from foot surgery.

 

With that said, the Bills only have a few weeks (May 2) to make the decision.  And at this point, they have very little to lose by granting his option.

But if the trend continues, I certainly wouldn't be extending the guy after his contract is up.



#10 Bray Wyatt

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:25 PM

I would pick it up, if you spend two first round picks and a 4th (I think that was the late pick) and you do not even keep him past the 4th year that is a massive failure imo. I think you have to see it through the end of 5yrs just based on the hope of it panning out



#11 KellyToughII

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:28 PM

I wouldn't pick it up unless he plays every game. MANY WR's play entire SEASONS without missing. 



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:31 PM

I wouldn't pick it up unless he plays every game. MANY WR's play entire SEASONS without missing. 

 

That's not an option, the decision has to be made soon.

 

IMO there's no reason why they shouldn't pick it up.  It's reasonable enough for a good WR to give you a period to decide on whether to re-sign him or not.  $13 mil against the cap is similar to what Jeffrey got.


Edited by Chilly, 13 April 2017 - 03:33 PM.


#13 Figster

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:32 PM

No brainer



#14 John from Hemet

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:34 PM

Is Sammy about to become the new whipping boy to the nuckle draggers?

 

Geesh



#15 Chuck Wagon

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:34 PM

If they let Gilmore walk and decline Sammy's option only to take WR #10 and CB in round 2 that would be so Bills.



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:38 PM

Anyone that considers Sammy Watkins a Top 5-10 receiver in this league is a true homer.  At some point, the guy has to prove he can stay on the field before being put in that category.

 

 

Statements like this tell me that some folks still don't know how to evaluate performance.

 

Example: did you know that Sammy Watkins lead the entire NFL in yards/target for the cumulative seasons of 2014 and 2015?

 

He's outpacing the league on a per-target basis.  His only issue has been availability, and even then, he's missed the same number of games through 3 seasons as Julio Jones did (and Demaryius Thomas and Antonio Brown as well).



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:42 PM

I don't see any way Whaley doesn't back up the Brinks truck on this one

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:42 PM

Is Sammy about to become the new whipping boy to the nuckle draggers?
 
Geesh

seems that way, he proved in 2015 when thrown too, he is elite

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:43 PM

Is Sammy about to become the new whipping boy to the nuckle draggers?

 

Geesh

Pretty much! Your not allowed to break a bone in your foot and try and play with screws in that foot.

 

JJ and Sammy both have the exact same beginning to both their early careers. Look at Julio now! Sammy is capable of easily being a top 5-10 talent if we actually give him 10-15 targets a game. Has Sammy ever had 15 targets in one game like most to all top 10 WR's get every game?


Edited by Real McCoy, 13 April 2017 - 03:44 PM.


#20 KellyToughII

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:44 PM

 

Statements like this tell me that some folks still don't know how to evaluate performance.

 

Example: did you know that Sammy Watkins lead the entire NFL in yards/target for the cumulative seasons of 2014 and 2015?

 

He's outpacing the league on a per-target basis.  His only issue has been availability, and even then, he's missed the same number of games through 3 seasons as Julio Jones did (and Demaryius Thomas and Antonio Brown as well).

So you are saying QB IS the problem?  So draft one at #10?