»
Topic: FB Update: Several NFL teams also interested in Watkins as a return man
Replies: 19   Last Post: May 7, 2014 8:01 PM by: Completely Solid Orange®
This topic has been archived - replies are not allowed.


[ Archives - Tiger Board Archive ]
Start New Topic
Replies: 19   Pages: 1  

FB Update: Several NFL teams also interested in Watkins as a return man


Posted: May 2, 2014 9:28 AM
 

 
Several NFL teams also interested in Watkins as a return man

Read Update »



Re: FB Update: Several NFL teams also interested in Watkins as a return man


Posted: May 2, 2014 11:29 AM
 

He should of been the full time return man here at Clemson, at least on punts.


Didn't he have some issues when it came to

[1]
Posted: May 2, 2014 4:01 PM
 

fielding punts? The way the offence has been cooking the past 3 years, just catching the punt was more important than trying to return it.


Re: FB Update: Several NFL teams also interested in Watkins as a return man

[2]
Posted: May 2, 2014 11:36 AM
 

My Opinion, that would be just dumb to use a receiving talent like Sammy as any part of a kick or punt team guy. I would never risk him being run through by a Ben Boulware minded type LB on a return team, NEVER!!!


Sammy is a franchise WR. Why would anyone waste

[1]
Posted: May 2, 2014 12:00 PM
 

him when he is a mediocre return man?

He had like one or two good returns in college. But the man is a freak receiver.


Re: Sammy is a franchise WR. Why would anyone waste


Posted: May 2, 2014 3:49 PM
 

Mediocre??? Are you serious?


Re: Sammy is a franchise WR. Why would anyone waste

[1]
Posted: May 2, 2014 3:55 PM
 

Maybe mediocre was a strong word, but there are certainly more talented return men out there.


Mediocre is fair ... how many TD's did Sammy have


Posted: May 2, 2014 9:45 PM
 

in the return game while at Clemson? I don't recall any.

Spiller / Ford were much better.

Not taking anything away from #2 .... just they way it is.


One at Maryland his FR year.***


Posted: May 2, 2014 10:04 PM
 




Re: Mediocre is fair ... how many TD's did Sammy have

[1]
Posted: May 2, 2014 10:29 PM
 

Sammy had 1 but how many kick returns have we had for TD's since he quit being the main kick returner? 0. In cl


I agree. Sammy never seemed to have that


Posted: May 2, 2014 10:39 PM
 

side to side quickness that Spiller had. Sammy seemed to need more open space so he could just flat outrun them.


Re: I agree. Sammy never seemed to have that


Posted: May 2, 2014 10:45 PM
 

Agree he isn't a great return man. Everytime spiller got the ball you were thinking td.


Spiller had better more experienced blockers on return!!!


Posted: May 3, 2014 1:02 AM
 

Sammy is very talented but receiving kickoffs deep in the end zone and having poor blocking doesn't help.

The blocking on the punt returns were awful too!!

Put Sammy in same situation Spiller had and he would do pretty good.
I don't ever thing he could have the side to side quickness CJ had but he is really fast and tough in straight line speed.


Re: Spiller had better more experienced blockers on return!!!


Posted: May 3, 2014 10:20 PM
 

That what you want in a returner on kick & punt returns.
That side to side stuff is only good if you have great blockers ahead of and around you. If not, you taking a chance of getting leveled by one of those kamakazi defenders looking to make a name for himself or just dying to get on the field for more playing time. Straight liners with speed is more productive in the NFL. One or two moves and downfield from there. Anything longer and the rest of the defenders is one step closer and closing for the big hit.


Message was edited by: oldschtiger70®



Re: Spiller had better more experienced blockers on return!!!


Posted: May 4, 2014 4:10 PM
 

You're completely wrong. A good returner needs to have lateral quickness. The defenders are coming full speed straight at you, and if you can't change direction you're getting leveled.


Yes. Look at his return average. It was mediocre. He only


Posted: May 7, 2014 8:01 PM
 

had one TD. But as a receiver he was all-world.

I'm not knocking Sammy at all. He's the man. But he wasn't a great linebacker either.


Re: FB Update: Several NFL teams also interested in Watkins as a return man


Posted: May 2, 2014 4:24 PM
 

No wonder those teams consistently SUCK!!!! That is by far and away Sammy's weakest area!!!!


Re: FB Update: Several NFL teams also interested in Watkins as a return man


Posted: May 2, 2014 8:31 PM
 

Yes but, it wouldn't set well with me using my WR of Sammy Watkins talent on a punt/kick return with the entire cover team trying to get an opportunity to just TEE off on him with a blind side tackle. In my mind, I see it just to big of a risk of getting him a career or season ending injury. There will be plenty of chances for him to score without the entire punt/kick coverage team out to crush him. Its mind boggling to say the least for any coach to risk using him in that way.


In comparison to his other skills, i never thought he was a


Posted: May 2, 2014 10:03 PM
 

great returner.


Re: FB Update: Several NFL teams also interested in Watkins as a return man

[1]
Posted: May 3, 2014 7:53 AM
 

I totally agree with AllOrange - Watkins is NOT a great return man - he runs too straight IMO. And you should NEVER risk him for that role. He had ONE great return against Maryland, and that's it. Forget that nonsense unless you want to totally waste a great talent. STUPID IDEA OF THE YEAR right here.


Replies: 19   Pages: 1  

TIGER TICKETS

FB GAME: Kent State
FOR SALE: 4 lower deck section s row qq and lot 13 parking pass 385.00 rock hill pick up

Buy or Sell CU Tickets and More in Tiger Tickets!

[ Archives - Tiger Board Archive ]
Start New Topic
1792 people have read this post