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Mario Williams: Give Sammy Watkins the ball

Sammy Watkins


Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins went public with his desire for the ball to come his way more often this week, saying that he reached out to people in the organization to tell them that “you’re making me look bad and you’re making yourself look bad” when you don’t look in his direction more often.

Such comments can make waves inside a team, but at least one member of the Bills agrees with Watkins’s assessment. During an appearance on NFL Network, defensive end Mario Williams paraphrased the title of Keyshawn Johnson’s autobiography when asked about Watkins’s feelings.

“Give the man the ball,” Williams said. “I think Sammy is obviously a great player and he can get down the field. He’s not just fast and can get vertical, he can make guys miss on the short catches and things like that. So I think the more touches he gets, the better chance we have of winning.”

One way that Watkins can get more targets is by being on the field, something that hasn’t happened the last two weeks because of a calf injury. That’s expected to change this week, although quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s knee injury leaves much uncertainty about what the Bills offense will look like against the Bengals.