Sammy Watkins Seems To Like The Bucs

February 18th, 2014

sammy watkins 0218Now roughly three weeks from the NFL free agent dinner bell ringing on March 11 at 4 p.m., no one short of Houston is certain who they will draft in the first round.

There are seven positions that Joe could see the Bucs drafting with the seventh overall pick (or before). That’s not to say Joe believes the Bucs should go all those routes, but Joe wouldn’t fall over backwards on the night of the first round if Joe heard NFL warden commissioner Roger Goodell go one of those directions.

It seems there is one guy who is openly campaigning for Bucs general manager Jason Licht to grab at No. 7 (or before): Sammy Watkins. Yesterday on his Instragram account, the Clemson wide receiver posted the graphic you see above of him wearing a Bucs uniform. (He also has a graphic of him wearing Rams gear.)

That’s a subtle hint. Is it? Perhaps Watkins is part of the Mike Glennon Mob, having seen Glennon up close and personal in those vaunted ACC wars when Clemson locked horns with North Carolina State?

Watkins, from everything Joe has seen on the field read, is a special, special player. But the draft is so deep with wide receivers this spring, perhaps the Bucs could get really good value later in the draft at wide receiver, and address another area at No. 7 (or before)?

Still, Vincent Jackson, 31, good as he is, isn’t getting any younger.

56 Responses to “Sammy Watkins Seems To Like The Bucs”

  1. Bucfan#37 Says:

    I’m all for Watkins to join the Bucs. Is he the best first pick the team could make? I’m not so sure.

  2. Nick2 Says:

    If Manziel isn’t there I say pull the trigger on Watkins!!

  3. Joseph Mamma Says:

    We need yards after catch and we need it badly. Vinny Jackson was one of the lowest in that category. Maybe a scheme change will help though. Our offense is not at all explosive and I’m thinking Watkins can help with that but he’ll be gone by pick 7 I’m guessing.

  4. Sammy Watkins Mob Says:

    YES

  5. theDON Says:

    Deal with it

  6. Celly Says:

    It could be that fans of each team (Rams and Bucs) did their own renderings of him on their team and he just shared the pics that were shared with him by some of his hopeful fans.

    I didn’t see him comment on any of those pics after posting it.

  7. blackmagic00 Says:

    It is still beyond me that the bucs finished behind the falcons and draft behind them as well. Is this logical in any way?

  8. DallasBuc Says:

    Black magic- they finished with same record and bucs pick after due to strength of schedule. Bucs had a tougher time losing 12 games than they did!

  9. Chef Paul Says:

    When the season ended, thinking about the draft was like when you and your gal break up. You look at each girl thinking to yourself, “teeth too big, teeth too small, butt too big, butt too small” Then after a while you think, “Just give me a damn girl!!” That’s what happened to me with players. Always something small wrong with them. Now all I can think is “Just give us a damn player that makes us better!! I don’t care who it is.”

  10. DallasBuc Says:

    If we could somehow not move up and land one of these 4 players we should consider ourselves extraordinarily lucky:
    Manziel
    Bridgewater
    Clowney
    Watkins

  11. SAMCRO Says:

    Manziel will be a lock at #1 or 2, after that who knows, maybe Bridgewater slips back to #7. This draft is shaking out to be impossible to predict, but Watkins would also be a nice pick at #7, if he’s next on our big board. Man, I would love a split second look at our early draft board!

  12. Glennon Mob Says:

    This would work because Vjax is just a really good #2 where as Watkins would be an elite #1.

  13. Glennon Mob Says:

    What everyone is forgetting is that Watkins is a beast of a kick and punt returner. Lovie himself said he needs one of those players.

  14. Matt Says:

    Warren sapp just tweeted we will have a new helmet this year..will be unveiled on nfl access on thurs

  15. DallasBuc Says:

    Unfortunately we won’t have anyone worth a damn to throw him the ball. Starting to sound like a waste of great talent when you look at it that way

  16. Matt Says:

    apparently it will have a chrome grill per sapp

  17. deminion Says:

    if we drafted sammy i would cry lol would be so happy we have our burner at WR first burner since joey galloway

  18. blackmagic00 Says:

    Dallas – to me it only makes sense we should have finished in 3rd place in our division if that is the case. It’s almost as hard to understand as two positives equaling a negative.

  19. blackmagic00 Says:

    Haha sorry I meant two negatives equaling a positive.

  20. Glennon Mob Says:

    If Watkins is there at #7, they could always trade back with someone desperate for him and get extra picks. Maybe even another first rounder next year. Kinda like what happened with Atlanta trading up to get Julio Jones. I believe they gave up 5 draft picks (two 1st rounders, a second and two 4th rounders). If we could find a team to flash enough draft picks in front of us I would do it in a heart beat. I could see a team with a young QB like the Colts, Lions, Jets or Panthers trading up to get Watkins.

  21. DallasBuc Says:

    BM- that is a good point and my only guess is draft ranking works slightly different than divisional standing based on the minutiae of the rules.

  22. Eric Says:

    The man sure dominated in that bowl game.

    Now that would leave the detail of who is going to get him the ball.

  23. Glennon Mob Says:

    @ Dallasbuc,

    If Tajh Boyd can make Watkins look like the next Jerry Rice I am sure Glennon will be fine as his QB.

  24. DallasBuc Says:

    Of course you are…you think Glennon is a good QB for my beloved Bucs. I respectfully and completely disagree!

  25. Harry Says:

    I would love to have a burner at WR. But I think it is more of a luxury pick – with Williams coming back we can add a Nate Burleson or Riley Cooper in the slot and be in very good shape.

    So, if Teddy, Johnny or Clowney are not available, I’d try to trade down & pick up more draft choices. Another team might be willing to trade up for Matthews or Watkins

  26. Couch Fan Says:

    Just read that the Bucs helmet and logo are changing?

  27. Fuzzy Red Coin Purse Says:

    A coworker just said the Bucs are changing their logo. Anyone Hear this? Supposedly Sapp is unveiling it Thursday.

  28. Buccanole Says:

    Forget this! Does anyone know what happens to Clemson players in the NFL? They get injured

  29. Buccanole Says:

    @Fuzzy Red Coin Purse Says: Yes, this is true.

  30. Fuzzy Red Coin Purse Says:

    Is the logo story on the internet or just the radio? Where can I find more info?

  31. Seth B Says:

    Joe, whats up with the new logo and helmets? I only read your blogs and haven’t heard anything about it. Then it just popped on my facebook feed that we got a new logo coming on Thursday… Whats Up???

  32. Matt Says:

    http://www.buccaneers.com/news/article-smith/Thursday-Reveal-New-Logo–Helmet/7891ed23-9c08-40b7-b459-5f3709d432da

  33. Couch Fan Says:

    We had the 4th best logo in our division. We will never make the playoffs like that. Good move Glazers.

  34. Bruno Says:

    At number 7 we can grab any number of good players which fit the team’s needs. Question is, what’s “really” more responsible with the 7th pick, a skill player (who will rely on everyone favorite…Glennon) or an OT which will give said QB more time or a pass rusher.

    Again, all this is silly before FA and combine, but speculation is fun.

  35. Touchdown Gus Says:

    Couch Fan Says:
    February 18th, 2014 at 11:50 am
    We had the 4th best logo in our division. We will never make the playoffs like that. Good move Glazers.

    Awesome!!!!

  36. Fuzzy Red Coin Purse Says:

    Sapp tweets new helmets are gonna have chrome grills/facemasks

  37. Drew H. Says:

    Joe,

    What’s the report on Warren Sapp revealing the new logo and helmets Thursday Night???? Didn’t even know there was a redesign taking place…

  38. Patrick in VA Says:

    @Couch fan – Love it. Maybe we should trade in all of our draft picks so we can move up and draft the FSU logo because we’re just one logo away from a super bowl

  39. Glennon Mob Says:

    The helmet/logo change has nothing to do with Johnny football so that means it won’t interest Joe.

  40. Mumbles Says:

    New logo is good. New image is better! Winners!

  41. Rob Says:

    Nearly every mock I read has Watkins going to the Browns or Raiders. I doubt he’s there by 7 even though I’d love it if he were the pick.

  42. BucPuck Says:

    DOOOOO IIIIIIIT!

  43. Harry Says:

    Since he is the next Manning/Brady we should trade Glennon to any team for a new logo. The biggest benefit is we get rid of Glennon Mob, Couch Fan, Patrick, lightningbuc, Brandon(akaRealisBucsFan), Jon, Bucfan#37, SAMCRO, ThatGuy, etc.

  44. Patrickbucs Says:

    DallasBuc Says:
    February 18th, 2014 at 11:03 am
    If we could somehow not move up and land one of these 4 players we should consider ourselves extraordinarily lucky:
    Manziel
    Bridgewater
    Clowney
    Watkins

    I totally agree, think we would be real fortunate if any are. On Sammy we had the last ranked offense, we need explosive players for yac and on special teams he’s a stud on both!

  45. Harry Says:

    Since he is the next Manning/B_rady, perhaps we should trade Glennon to any team for a new logo. The biggest benefit is we get rid of Couch Fan, Glennon Mob, That Guy, SAMCRO, Bucfan#37, Stevek, Jon, Dan, lightningbuc, Tgregs JoeMan(ziel)CrushFan, MR.T ROBERT6, buc1987, Jeagan1999, Thibs5599, tre83.

    This would make the posting in here much more intelligent; addition by subtraction!

  46. Couch Fan Says:

    Anybody else you want to throw in there or is that all the people you can think of who don’t share your idiotic and unrealistic expectations for QBs?

    Keep crying for us Harry. Only need you to entertain us for 3 more months!

  47. Burl Morgan Says:

    If Watkins is on the board at #7, you have to take him. He has good size at 6’1″ and 205 with the speed that the Bucs sorely lack. We have not had that kind of speed since Joey Galloway and he has ability in the return game as well. Speed kills and keeps defenses honest. I believe that Watkins will be a special player at the next level!!!

  48. Kevin Says:

    I don’t see him making it to seven. If he does GRAB HIM!!!!!!!!

  49. rayjay1122 Says:

    The way the draft order is determined when multple teams have the same record is so lame. That is not how they seed teams in the playoffs. No they use conference record and so forth. The whole strength of schedule nonsense is bull spit. Several of those teams ahead of the bucs were probably better than us last season. Hopefully this is the last year for a while that we will have to deal with a top draft pick.

  50. Dougy balls Says:

    Why not draft a player who wants to be part of this next step in bucs history. IMO defense can be addressed in FA elite skill positions on offense don’t hit FA until they have lost a step.

  51. Dougy balls Says:

    And how does one say Clemson players get hurt. What a stupid comment to make. 90 % of players get hurt at some point no matter what college team they play for

  52. Dougy balls Says:

    Watkins has the skill set to change games

  53. leatherballs Says:

    Absolute best player in the draft. All Florida!

  54. Filmdontlie Says:

    Watkins is Ft. Myers born and raised…makes sense he’d want to be a Buc.

  55. BoJim Says:

    Harry Says:

    “Since he is the next Manning/B_rady, perhaps we should trade Glennon to any team for a new logo. The biggest benefit is we get rid of Couch Fan, Glennon Mob, That Guy, SAMCRO, Bucfan#37, Stevek, Jon, Dan, lightningbuc, Tgregs JoeMan(ziel)CrushFan, MR.T ROBERT6, buc1987, Jeagan1999, Thibs5599, tre83.

    This would make the posting in here much more intelligent; addition by subtraction!”

    When Glennon starts will you PLEASE leave?

  56. Bucfan#37 Says:

    Harry… If you say it, it must be right. NOT!, Anything said positive about Glennon gets your goat, hilarious. If I have a question about anything Buc related, I’ll ask you. Otherwise, I’ll scroll past your comments like you should or do to those you always disagree with.

 
 

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