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Maybe we need to take a deep breath on Watkins...

January 12, 2018 09:39AM
I mean, we have a finite amount of cap dollars and a finite number of draft picks. And a bunch of other pressing needs and signings just staring us in the face.

Sammy turned in 39 catches and 593 receiving yards. [www.espn.com]

Question: Can a “lesser” WR give us those numbers for a helluva lot less than Watkins at his projected $10+ salary? Really doesn’t seem like that high of a bar to me.

Reynolds?
Thomas?
Cooper?
A FA to be named later?
Some combination of the above?

And let’s don’t overlook the expected increased targets for our TE position. One way or another, I expect McVay to have significant 2 TE sets this season. Might be with some combo of Higbee, Everett, Hemingway. Could even be with a FA brought in at TE. Or some combo. But it’s gonna happen.

Sooooo...

Since Watkins was our 4th most productive receiver even before heavy usage of TE’s has started, do we really need him as a $10 million+ WR?

I think it’s a legit question.

To tag Watkins is a hard sell for me. Pass.
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  Rams expected to franchise tag Sammy Watkins

Blue and Gold920January 11, 2018 07:13AM

  Re: Rams expected to franchise tag Sammy Watkins

Blue and Gold220January 11, 2018 07:14AM

  Maybe, but that is pure media speculation.

RockRam183January 11, 2018 07:21AM

  Re: Maybe, but that is pure media speculation.

Blue and Gold153January 11, 2018 07:25AM

  Point is, the Rams have not made any such indication

RockRam130January 11, 2018 08:01AM

  Maybe it was indicated privately and there was

Blue and Gold120January 11, 2018 08:25AM

  He gave no idication of a source

no name102January 12, 2018 05:29AM

  Re: Point is, the Rams have not made any such indication

AlbaNY_Ram118January 11, 2018 09:05AM

  A $15 million guarantee makes no sense...

jemach78January 15, 2018 05:12AM

  Re: A $15 million guarantee makes no sense...

AlbaNY_Ram73January 15, 2018 05:54AM

  My bad...but...the signing bonus...

jemach71January 15, 2018 07:39AM

  I have the greatest of admiration and respect for S&M...

Rams43187January 11, 2018 08:34AM

  Do Rams win division without him?

Blue and Gold149January 11, 2018 08:49AM

  agree

wv ram120January 11, 2018 09:16AM

  Re: agree

Blue and Gold125January 11, 2018 09:20AM

  no argument

wv ram128January 11, 2018 09:23AM

  Probably top 10

Blue and Gold153January 11, 2018 09:34AM

  You see the warts and talent

Hazlet Hacksaw132January 12, 2018 06:44AM

  Re: You see the warts and talent

PHDram103January 12, 2018 08:03AM

  imagine Goff in year 5 or 6 how awesome he will be

ferragamo79111January 12, 2018 08:11AM

  Re: Do Rams win division without him?

govane122January 12, 2018 10:07AM

  Gotta give him another year, my friend

Old Goat101January 12, 2018 12:27PM

  Re: Gotta give him another year, my friend

Rams4394January 12, 2018 02:25PM

  Rams need a player like Sammy Watkins but

Rams_8184January 14, 2018 07:29AM

  Maybe we need to take a deep breath on Watkins...

Rams43136January 12, 2018 09:39AM

  Re: Maybe we need to take a deep breath on Watkins...

dzrams124January 12, 2018 10:13AM

  Re: Maybe we need to take a deep breath on Watkins...

Rams43142January 12, 2018 10:55AM

  Re: Maybe we need to take a deep breath on Watkins...

dzrams99January 12, 2018 11:12AM

  Tunnel vision...

jemach107January 12, 2018 01:07PM

  Re: Tunnel vision...

dzrams83January 12, 2018 01:19PM

  Re: Tunnel vision...

Rams4374January 12, 2018 02:33PM

  Good thread. Emphasizes how difficult this issue is.

RockRam114January 12, 2018 01:20PM

  Re: Good thread. Emphasizes how difficult this issue is.

Rams4394January 12, 2018 02:41PM

  I'm thinking more and more they TAG him

ferragamo7994January 12, 2018 02:54PM

  Re: Tagging TruJ was #2....

dzrams95January 12, 2018 03:24PM

  Sammy Watkins is not the same player he was his first 2 years

Rams_81154January 12, 2018 03:12PM

  He's better

Blue and Gold164January 12, 2018 04:26PM

  Lots of good points here

stlrams13127January 12, 2018 05:11PM

  If Reynolds turns out to be good, then there is no need for

Blue and Gold136January 12, 2018 05:43PM

  Reynolds showed me even less than Watkins

Rams_8189January 13, 2018 03:17AM

  Re: made my position known, already

leafnose95January 13, 2018 06:08AM

  Watkins,while not perfect, was a big part of 2017 success

Blue and Gold95January 13, 2018 07:14AM

  Re: made my position known, already

Rams4394January 13, 2018 07:52AM

  Re: Tag, negotiate; keep him off the initial market

leafnose95January 14, 2018 03:31PM

  Re: He's better...What ?

RAMSINCE ARNETT114January 13, 2018 06:04AM

  Remeber when Bruce and Holt used to go down...

jemach94January 14, 2018 01:39PM

  I agree, B&G....

SunTzu_vs_Camus80January 15, 2018 03:05PM

  Re: Rams expected to franchise tag Sammy Watkins

oldschoolramfan83January 15, 2018 06:48AM

  Re: Rams expected to franchise tag Sammy Watkins

RAMSINCE ARNETT88January 15, 2018 07:57AM

  I read where we could transition tag Watkins...

jemach110January 15, 2018 09:05AM

  Re: I read where we could transition tag Watkins...

The_Zone100January 15, 2018 12:26PM

  Great move

Los Angeles Lenny85January 15, 2018 01:27PM