Sammy Watkins Unhappy With Role In Offense

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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who had no catches on four targets in the Week 5 loss, voiced frustration with his role in the offense on Twitter after the game. It was only the second time in 42 career games that he was held without a catch, and he has only one catch for 17 yards in the last two games. Head coach Sean McVay said he had a productive talk with Watkins. “We’ll continue to try and find ways to get the ball in Sammy’s hands,” McVay said. McVay also attributed Watkins’ slow start to him learning the offense and developing chemistry with quarterback Jared Goff. It wasn’t hard to predict that Watkins would be blanketed by Seahawks shutdown cornerback Richard Sherman in Week 5, but his complete lack of production the last two weeks is certainly concerning. Making matters worse, Watkins has another tough matchup this weekend against Jaguars up-and-coming shutdown cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Expect LA to force the ball to Watkins more, but he’ll be a risky WR2 again in Week 6.


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