Unless I'm mistaken, Woods signed in March.
He had 5 months of time to get up to speed with the offsense and QB before Watkins even got off the plane in LA.
If you don't see a difference then I don't know what to tell you.
As for Rapport, please tell me why Jordan Matthews isn't putting up Watkins-in-2015 type numbers with Taylor. While you're at it, why is Brandin Cooks on pace for fewer receptions & TDs than in either of his last 2 seasons in NO despite playing with the best QB of this generation?
Trust/comfort level matters.
No he didnt have five months:
The off season program prohibits it.
There are phases.
The phases are as follows:
Workouts Cannot Begin Prior To The First Monday In April For Clubs With A New Head Coach Or The Third Monday In April For All Other Clubs
WORKOUTS ARE STRICTLY VOLUNTARY; Club Officials Cannot Indicate Workouts Are Anything Other Than Voluntary
Maximum 4 W/O Per Week (No Weekends), With One Week Being The Mandatory Minicamp (Not Permitted On Weekends)
CONTACT WORK IS PROHIBITED IN ALL WORKOUTS (E.G. Live Blocking, Tackling, Pass Rushing, Bump-And-Run, Etc.)
INTENSITY AND TEMPO OF DRILLS SHOULD BE AT A LEVEL CONDUCIVE TO LEARNING, With Player Safety As The Highest Priority
PHASE ONE | 4 HOURS A DAY
Two Weeks | Limited To Strength And Conditioning Activities (Dead Ball); Only Strength And Conditioning Coaches Allowed On Field
90 Minute Max On The Field
Clubs Can Only Specify 2 Hours For Players To Be At Facility
Players Choose The Other 2 Hours For Weights, Etc
PHASE TWO | 4 HOURS A DAY
Three Weeks | Same Rules As Phase One Except:
All Coaches Allowed On The Field
Individual And Perfect Play Drills Allowed
No Offense Vs. Defense, No One V. One, No Helmets
PHASE THREE | 6 HOURS A DAY
4 Weeks For 10 OTAs
A Maximum Of Three OTAs Each Week For The First 2 Weeks
During Weeks 1&2 A 4th Non OTA Workout Is Allowed But Phase Two Rules Apply. A Maximum Of 4 OTAs For The 3rd Or 4th Week, With The Other Week Being The Mandatory Minicamp
OTA'S | 6 HOURS
4 Weeks Total
3 Weeks For 10 Total OTAs
A Maximum Of 3 OTAs Each Week For The First 2 Weeks
During Weeks 1 & 2 A 4th Non OTA Workout Is Allowed But Phase Two Rules Apply
A Maximum Of 4 OTAs For The 3rd Or 4th Week
One Week For Mini Camp
No Pads Except Protective Knee And Elbow Pads, Helmets Are Permitted
No Live Contract
7 On 7, 9 On 7 And 11 On 11 Drills Will Be Permitted Provided No Live Contact Takes Place
MINICAMP | 10 HOURS A DAY
Physicals On Monday But No Practice
Practices Tuesday-Thursday, With A Day Off On Friday
Allowed Two Practices Totaling 3 ½ Hours On The Field Per Day
Second Practice Limited To Walk Through Activities Only
Robert only had the 8 weeks prior to the start of the preseason. June sometime. To be realistic the real on field stuff didnt happen until training camp start july 29 for the rams.http://www.therams.com/ramscamp.html
But you are smart and already know this. Robert had no problems producing week 1 after roughly 8 weeks with the team practicing.
Sammy has been with the team since August 11, roughly 8 weeks. Its time for him to start producing, instead of producing excuses.