The Los Angeles Rams suffered a huge 16-10 loss at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks. It was by far the worst offensive performance Los Angeles has had in the 2017 NFL season.
Perhaps even more concerning, was their inability to get wide receiver Sammy Watkins incorporated within the offense. His lack of involvement even left Rams legend, Torry Holt, wondering about his usage on Twitter — to which Watkins responded with a rather cryptic tweet:
Something gotta be going on 🤐
— King me (@sammywatkins) October 9, 2017
Head coach Sean McVay has since addressed Watkins’ tweet during the Rams’ press conference:
“Yes. I talked to Sammy about it and I think really his was really more of a response to some of the things that were said,” McVay said. “Sammy is a player that he wants to be involved and what we just challenge Sammy to do, which he handles things exactly the right way in terms of the way that he receives that information and then takes accountability. You never know when your opportunity is going to come, but let’s make sure that snap-in and snap-out you continue to compete and contribute to the best of your ability.”
The fourth-year wideout has recorded just 14 receptions for 211 yards and two touchdowns this season — the majority of which came during his stellar performance versus the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3. Aside from that, Watkins has been relatively non-existent.
It is concerning that Watkins seems just as confused about his lack of usage as everyone else is. Although it was expected that he would not see as many targets with the sudden influx of playmakers now on the roster, Watkins numbers as the apparent No. 1 wideout are alarming.