Sammy Watkins Wants New Coach To Change Culture


Coming out of Clemson, former number four overall pick Sammy Watkins isn’t used to losing, to say the least, which has made his first three years in the NFL tough. The last time the Buffalo Bills made the playoffs was 1999.

As Watkins prepares to have a third head coach in such a short time frame, he’s looking for certain qualities in his future leader.

“I think they just have to come in and whatever coach that we have, and I think (Anthony) Lynn is a great coach,” said Watkins. “He has that demeanor, that leadership. But the new coach has to change what needs to be changed. Change the culture, change the mindset and get players on board. If they’re not listening, cut them, kick them out, whatever. Sit them on the bench. I think that will help us move forward.”

Watkins believes in tough love.

“Whatever around the locker room that needs to be addressed, on the field, off the field, (penalty) flags,” said Watkins. “Whether it’s working on things in the summer that we’re not good at and being a professional. As players that’s got to get fixed first. Then the coaches have got to be hard on us, not scared of us. Get at us, yell at us, curse at us, whatever to get the player to do that job the best he can that’s what they need to do.”

There’s a possibility interim head coach Anthony Lynn could become the long-term solution, but the Bills front office will do their due diligence in the offseason.

Source: buffalobills.com

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