Sammy Watkins finished the 2015 season with a dominant performance against Darrelle Revis and the New York Jets. It was just a part of a final nine game stretch that saw Watkins average 100 yards per game. Chemistry between Watkins and Tyrod Taylor became apparent and there’s no doubt that Watkins can build upon his end of the season play in 2016. In addition to improving his play on the field, Watkins also wants to become an “everyday leader” for the Buffalo Bills as he told John Murphy on the BuffaloBills.com show “Unfiltered.”
Here is what Watkins said about becoming an everyday leader after Murphy asked the wide-out to elaborate:
“Just when we’re having problems on the field. Rally everybody together,” Watkins told Murphy. “When we’re having issues with guys late. We’re all grown men. It’s a job. Just address the issue and hold everybody accountable, even myself, and just be responsible.”
It’s apparent that Watkins felt as though leadership was lacking in 2015, both on and off the field. It seems like some players didn’t handle themselves correctly on the field and that others didn’t arrive to practice on time based on Watkins’ comments.
Heading into 2016, Watkins sounds like he’ll speak up and address matters when they arise. It’s something that will certainly benefit Buffalo next season and hopefully his leadership will lead to others following in his footsteps.