Thank you for noticing. That's exactly why i have left it as is still.
I have all those feelings as well.
Imagine how bad this is going to look on Beane if the Bills can't move the ball well this year passing. Or if this offense lacks the deep passing plays. Even if it is not primarily because of that move, it sure isn't going to reflect well on that decision. He will get a big chunk of the blame for it. Pretty ballsy move for a new GM if you ask me.
That it is. Both he and Sean.
But at they do have balls at least.
and yes Bills better find a deep threat for Tyrod. I think it has been mentioned by Dennison already though.
At 61″, 211-pounds, Watkins ran a 4.43 40-yard dash (85th percentile) posting a 109.6 speed score (89th percentile), per playerprofiler.com.
At 63″, 212-pounds, Matthews ran a 4.46 40-yard dash (76th percentile) posting a 110.1 speed score (90th percentile), per playerprofiler.com.
J-Matt recorded a higher agility score and a much higher catch radius (10.19 vs. 9.97) than Watkins, while the two receivers have nearly identical burst scores. J-Matt also has a 123.3 Nike SPARQ-x score (combination of speed, power, agility, reaction, and quickness) which is in the elite 91st percentile.
Watkins SPARQ-x score is 109.3, in the 61st percentile.
So to recap, J-Matt has achieved better production in the NFL over the past three seasons, stayed healthier, and is more athletic than Watkins.
I think you just kicked some ash !!!!
Those who like the trade are at least willing to say that Watkins has more natural talent, but those who oppose it seem unable to grasp the importance of availability and it's impact on production.
Back to the issue though, there's no way any of Matthews, Jones, or Streater can run a fly against an NFL corner...
Nope. not gonna happen. Curls and outs is their full route tree.
doomed again Watson...
There are also a couple thousand better athletes than Sammy Watkins playing basketball in the D-League and overseas.
Watkins is the perfect combo of football skills in a WR.........that's why he was GREAT in college........and has been great when healthy and used in the pros.
Matthews is a better track athlete......lot's of those types in the NFL.........but his actual football skillset is considerably lesser.........particularly the ballskills area.
You can tell the greats because they are the same downfield as they are on shorter throws.
Case in point.........see Thurman Thomas as a receiver downfield.........awesome......smooth and natural.......track and adjust easily to throws.
McCoy and Spiller........get them 15 yards downfield and they are fighting the football.
Sammy is just awesome at every aspect you need a receiver to be.
overrated . he has great hands not great feet. He stumbles and still catches everything. GREAT ball awareness !
That's probably the best way to summarize the discussion.
Nope. All Watkins has is better production on a per-target basis. You cannot and will not address that because it runs counter to your diatribe.
He's the better player, and it's really not close.
All Matthews has on him is 9 additional games of availability.
You can bold it all you want, but that's the only thing you're betting on...and guess what? One of them is available to his team right now...who is it?
weak sauce Bandit
Edited by 3rdand12, 16 August 2017 - 06:32 PM.