In case you needed reminding: Sammy Watkins is stupidly good at catching footballs.
On Wednesday morning, the Buffalo Bills rookie wideout pulled off a ridiculous catch during practice that left his coaches and teammates chuckling.
Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 in Buffalo captured a Vine of the catch. It is unfairly awesome.
Watkins mucked up a double-move route in the end zone, lunging right and stumbling as he attempted to cut left. Most would’ve given up on the play and tapped their chest—“That’s me. My bad.”
Watkins, however, reached a magnetic hand out and brought the ball in cleanly.
This isn’t how it works. No one should be able to do this.
Botching a pattern and losing the ball is the rookie wideout’s responsibility—a curse that haunts them until they have that one breakout regular-season game.
Not Watkins. It’s Day 4 of on-field practices, and the former Clemson standout is out here plucking shells out of the air.
This is nothing new, however. We saw Watkins’ skill in college, and early reports indicated that Bills training camp is turning into The Sammy Watkins Show.
Sammy Watkins was clearly the best player on the field today. He catches everything #Bills— Matthew Stephany (@MatthewStephan3) July 21, 2014
You can see Sammy Watkins starting to develop right in front of our. He just made a pair of spectacular catches. Get used to EJ to Sammy.— Stephen Bond (@whec_sbond) July 21, 2014
Sammy Watkins is putting on a show today. Just toying with the Bills' corners.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) July 21, 2014
Granted, it is just camp. The veterans are still shedding pounds of rust and Buffalo Chophouse dinners.
But who’s to say the rookie can’t be the guy fans hoped he would be. He is Sammy Watkins, after all—and he catches everything.
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