Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins has been in the NFL for all of seven weeks. And his quarterback, E.J. Manuel , has been in the NFL for all of about one year and seven weeks. Thus, it's easy to understand why these two don't exactly have a Manning-to-Harrison-like bond yet.
"It's not fully there," Watkins said Thursday of his rapport with Manuel. "I mean, we've been connecting at minicamp, and OTAs. But at the same time, I could be wide open, and if he don't feel it, or if I run it a different type of way, he won't throw the ball.
"So it really just got to come with him believing in me. I believe in him. He can throw just about any ball. So it just comes down to ... we just need a lot of reps."
They will see plenty of reps during training camp, and their on-field relationship will continue to improve during this season and following seasons. I'm not concerned and believe Watkins can put up WR3-worthy numbers this year. Watkins also said yesterday that the Bills' receiving corps is good enough that he doesn't need to think "I need to have 1,500 yards receiving."
Yeah, but I won't complain if he does.