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Sammy Watkins Is Really, Really Good …

JUST WATCH … This website (whose founding editor is a diehard University of South Carolina football fan) has had its fun with arch-rival Clemson University in recent years. Especially in light of that whole “five-peat” thing … But there’s no denying the talent of former Clemson wideout Sammy Watkins –…

JUST WATCH …

This website (whose founding editor is a diehard University of South Carolina football fan) has had its fun with arch-rival Clemson University in recent years.

Especially in light of that whole “five-peat” thing …

But there’s no denying the talent of former Clemson wideout Sammy Watkins – who was the first wide receiver selected in the 2014 NFL draft (fourth overall by the Buffalo Bills).

Watkins finished the 2013 season with 101 receptions for 1,464 yards and 12 touchdowns – including an Orange Bowl record 16 grabs for 227 yards (a performance which earned him the game’s MVP award and made him Clemson’s all-time receptions leader).  The 6-foot-1, 221-pound speedster finished his career at Clemson with 240 receptions for 3,391 yards and 27 touchdowns.

All of those are school records (the latter tying a mark set by DeAndre Hopkins from 2010-12).

Since arriving at Buffalo’s training camp last month, Watkins has been wowing NFL players, coaches and media with his exploits.

First, Watkins made an amazing one-handed catch after stumbling on a route (captured by Sal Cappacio of WGR 550 in Buffalo) …

Yeah …

Then there was this ridiculous over-the-shoulder one-handed grab of an off-target throw from Bills’ quarterback EJ Manuel (captured by WGRZ reporter Jonah Javad) …

Ummm … wow.

Most recently? Watkins took Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Lew Toler to school with this wicked crossover move (captured by Steelers’ beat writer Mark Kaboly) …

(Click to play)

“So dirty,” observed Deadspin’s Sean Newell.

Indeed …

Buffalo kicks off its 2014 season on September 7 against the Chicago Bears. Kickoff is at 1:00 p.m. EDT and the game will be televised nationally by Fox. Based on what Watkins is showing in training camp, you might want to tune in.

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34 comments

GrandTango August 15, 2014 at 11:58 am

This website’s “founding editor is a diehard University of South Carolina football fan”….With fans like you…SC D*#n sure does not need enemies….

And remember when you told us SC’s Nat’l Champion Baseball team would be “vacating” wins based on an anonymous, three-year-old tip about Scott Wing and a test imposer…We’re still waiting, about like that book you promised would prove your other claims…

You have to have some Dumb@$$ sycophants from them to believe the things you feed these idiots…

PS: before you proclaim Watkins as the next Sterling Sharpe or Alshon Jeffery…don’t you think he should actually play in a REAL NFL game???….

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Tre B. August 15, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Sammy will not need any comparison to any coot receiver, he’s already established himself as his own man… he’s been doing it since high school…

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GrandTango August 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm

High School’s one thing…but then Potkins stepped down to the ACC…so it may be a good idea to wait…before you put him in the same class with SC Greats.

PS: unlike Clemson, the NFL drug tests..can Sammy do it w/o Adderal?

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Tre B. August 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm

^^^^keyboard bully^^^^ lol
Sterling couldn’t take the punishment and Alshon is still waiting to earn his pro bowl status instead of carrying someone else’s jock strap and then getting to play when they backed out… do you really get your jollies By denigrating young men who have done absolutely nothing to you?? Through the anonymity of the internet at that?? That is such a sad existence…

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GrandTango August 15, 2014 at 3:16 pm

“Sterling couldn’t take the punishment and Alshon is still waiting to earn his pro bowl status instead of carrying someone else’s jock”…. “get your jollies By denigrating young men who have done absolutely nothing to you?”…

Go look up “Irony.”…LMAO…You MUST be a Clemson grad…you HAVE to be…Hahahaha…

Tre B. August 15, 2014 at 3:32 pm

And you must NOT be a graduate of any institution of higher learning… you MUST NOT be… you CANT be… hahahahahahaha!!!

GrandTango August 15, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Did you go look the word up, then apply it to your post?…You really are a Dumb@$$…???…

Tre B. August 15, 2014 at 6:32 pm

I didn’t have to look it up, it’s right under your name revealing your location…
“Mental Institution”

GrandTango August 15, 2014 at 8:24 pm

So you’re implying that the term “Mental Institution” associated with me is: “irony.”
Trust me: you REALLY need to go look up the word. And you better hope no one else w/ any sense is reading this. You are truly representing yourself as an idiot.

Tre B. August 16, 2014 at 8:43 pm

I implied no such thing, I see that you are impotent at reading comprehension, its that indicative of other impotencies??

GrandTango August 16, 2014 at 9:14 pm

You just keep dinging yourself a deeper hole. You should quit. It’s embarrassing.

Tre B. August 16, 2014 at 10:04 pm

I just comprehended your issue… you’re a cuckold and this website allows you to sneak away when the women leave the house to say things that otherwise would get you muzzled… just gotta have the last word, eh? Go ahead and have it…

GrandTango August 17, 2014 at 11:31 am

Do you not think I’ve seen this before? Some A-hole, like you, runs his mouth, wrongly uses words, and it makes you look not so smart.

I call you on it – you know I’m right – but you try to compensate by getting overly verbose. When I point that out, you try to personally insult me, using my imagined close family members to inflict like pain, that I have delivered unto you.

Advice: if you’re thin-skinned or hate w/ no merit, don’t engage – in a confrontational manner -w/ people smarter that you.

Tre B. August 17, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Anÿ man who consistently deems himself being bigger, better, smarter than everyone else is ultimately proven to not be…
Enjoy your day!

Kevin August 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm

I get the feeling I’m watching a “whose d*ck is bigger contest over the difference between 2″s and 3″s – who really gives a damn?

GrandTango August 17, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Not better. Just able to be honest in a land of the dishonest… and I’n not stupid.

Squishy123 August 15, 2014 at 5:58 pm

What’s the point of saying “D*#n, instead of “Damn” or “Dumb@$$” instead of Dumbass? We all know what a useless cunt you are so quit trying to be so ladylike.

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GrandTango August 15, 2014 at 6:02 pm

What’s the point of you $#!tt!*g all over yourself, because I lowered the Boom, and outed you and your Dumb@$$ FITS…

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You know I'm no tiger fan but, August 15, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Sammy was good!
I am a diehard Gamecock fan, and as one I will say out loud, thank goodness Sammy went pro. He was an unbelievable talent on the field, and I would not have wanted to chance playing him again. No he did not do too well in his games against USC, but he was always capable of turning any play into a “huge” play as he did so many other times against everyone else he played. He really was extremely good. Good luck to him in the NFL

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GrandTango August 15, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Yeah: thank goodness he left. He could gone 0-10 vs SC w/his bad-self…if he woulda stayed..A Tender Mercy indeed….LMAO…

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You know I'm no tiger fan but, August 15, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Dude, I am a Gamecock fan, just not a dumbass like you. Stay off my thread and let me say what very might be the only nice thing I will say to Clemson fans all year. We are not all jackasses like you, so again stay the F#(% away from my post (as you would say in your keyboard “Helen Keller $%^^#^^#$&#@@#% ” language)

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GrandTango August 15, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Last thing we need is another Tater apologist. If you are going to get weepy eyed if Sammy gets called out…you might better learn to STFU…

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You know I'm no tiger fan but, August 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm

go fuck yourself tango, and leave the rest of us real Gamecocks alone. You are a closet Tater, closet homo, and what’s more is you really are a closet democrat. lmfao at how pissed you must be right now and waiting on some incoherent ramble reply from you in which somehow you think typing words, or in your case &%%*%$!!!!!, is somehow winning some pointless diatribe on internet world seeing as you have nothing else in the world to do.

TontoBubbaGoldstein August 15, 2014 at 9:51 pm

You [Tango] are a closet Tater…

Oh. HELLZ. No!

You know I'm no tiger fan but, August 15, 2014 at 10:07 pm

LOL.. TBG I have seen you here many times and respect your posts, but sorry, you guys need to take Tango away from the rest of us. I said earlier it might be the nice thing I say to the Tigers all year, but I will change that real quick and say at least 1 more. For you TBG, good luck on the season. I hope you do well but still lose to us (and we still finish ahead)! I guess I need to say that before the season starts and the smack talk really starts.

TontoBubbaGoldstein August 16, 2014 at 7:31 am

Y’all have beat us 5 years running…..

Now you want to make it six AND dump Tango on us????

C’mon man!!!

No thanks. He’s one of y’all.

We could very well start off 1-4, but TBG (unlike previous years) still thinks we are going to have a little sump’n sump’n for Sakerlina.

After the previous 5 years…a 6-6,7-5 season with a win over Sakerlina would make TBG positively giddy.

You know I'm no tiger fan but, August 16, 2014 at 10:26 am

Tell you what, if you take Tango, I might be ok if the Tigers win

TontoBubbaGoldstein August 16, 2014 at 11:26 am

What ever happened to that Faust dude, anyway?

Tempting though your offer may be, TBG – and TBG believes he speaks for all Clemson posters on this board, says y’all can keep Tango. He’s yours.

ALLLLLLLL YOURS!!

There are things (very few, mind you….in fact maybe only one…) that are worse than losing to Sakerlina. Thanks for showing TBG some much needed perspective.

You know I'm no tiger fan but, August 16, 2014 at 12:00 pm

I got it, we will just let which ever team wins get the win, and send Tango to Georgia.

TontoBubbaGoldstein August 16, 2014 at 1:48 pm

TBG’s good with that.

*Sage nod*

********

*Moment of thoughtful reflection*

Even Georgia doesn’t deserve that.

Let’s send Tango to THE State of Ohio.

E Norma scok August 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Could you find USC on a map? I’m certain you’ve never darkened a doorstep at any university.

Tisk Tisk August 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Sammy is really, really gone. And so is Taj. No wonder Dabo is pitching hissy fits. Clemson 5-7. Six in a row for the Cocks.

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James Baddison August 15, 2014 at 5:40 pm

He has as many touchdowns as I do vs South Carolina. 0.

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SCBlues August 16, 2014 at 7:12 am

“Sammy Watkins Is Really, Really Good …”
We only like black people that are good athletes.

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