Doug Marrone: Teammates were upset at Sammy Watkins early celebration
Sammy Watkins only caught three passes during Sunday's 43-23 win over the Jets, though he was electric each time touching the football.
He ended his day with 157 yards and a touchdown, averaging 52.3 yards per touch.
But it was the first time he caught the ball that had people all across the Buffalo area shaking their heads. After catching a pass and taking off down the field, it looked like he was on his way to an 89-yard touchdown. However, Watkins pulled up and started celebrating too early, which resulted in Jets cornerback Saalim Hakim tackling him five yards short of the end zone.
In the ACC, when Watkins starred at Clemson, maybe he could get away with that. Not in the NFL. Fortunately for Watkins, the Bills were still able to score a touchdown on the drive.
Bills coach Doug Marrone pulled Watkins aside and told him he wasn't the only one angry at the mishap.
"I said, 'There were people on that sideline' — meaning his teammates — 'that were upset," Marrone told reporters, via ESPN.com. "We're playing our butts off and we don't have time for stuff like that. Those are the things we have to work on — winning and growing up."
It was certainly a rookie mistake for Watkins, who by most accounts isn't a me-first kind of player. And when he later turned a pass into a 61-yard touchdown, there was no letting up until he crossed the end zone line.
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