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Sean McVay responds to Sammy Watkins’ cryptic tweets about role in offense

Sammy Watkins has had an inconsistent role in a vastly improved Los Angeles Rams offense this year, and the star wide receiver could be growing a little frustrated over it.

After he drew four targets and did not catch a pass in a 16-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Watkins had an interesting reply on Twitter when ex-NFL receiver Torry Holt called attention to Sammy’s recent slump.

Watkins sent several more tweets indicating he is staying positive and knows he will be more productive going forward, so this is nothing like when he ripped the Buffalo Bills for not getting him enough looks a couple years back. On Monday, Rams head coach Sean McVay said Watkins’ opportunities will come.

“We’ll continue to try and find ways to get the ball in Sammy’s hands,” McVay said, via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times. “These last couple weeks I don’t believe are indicative of his production for the rest of the season.”

McVay added that he spoke with Watkins and believes the two had a good conversation.

“Sammy’s a player that, he wants to be involved,” he said. “You never know when your opportunity is going to come, but let’s just make sure that snap in and snap out, you continue to compete and contribute to the best of your ability.

“Sometimes when you don’t get your number targeted it can be a little bit misleading. And that’s what I appreciate about Sammy is, I think he took [the conversation] the right way and expect him to respond the right way.”

Watkins probably thought his tweets were innocent enough, and there wasn’t a whole lot to them. If anything, the timing was interesting given how he recently expressed regret over demanding more targets when he was with the Bills. Frustration after a loss is understandable, but Watkins needs to learn to keep his personal concerns in-house.

H/T Pro Football Talk


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