The Buffalo Bills may not have high expectations for EJ Manuel or Sammy Watkins, but their fans do. Both players will need to find chemistry and they will need to find it fast. If the Bills think that fans are going to sit back and wait to see if both players can bring back thoughts of Jim Kelly and Andre Reed they are wrong.
I’m not saying that Manuel and Watkins are the second coming, but the Buffalo Bills need them to be close. Manuel is coming into his second year, and after suffering three injuries last season he has brought to question his durability. Part of the added pressure on Manuel comes from the fact that the Bills have no first round pick next year, he knows if he falls shortthere is no excesses. The Bills can’t just go get a replacement next season. Meaning if E.J.Manuel doesn’t prove he is a real number one quarterback in the NFL he will set this franchise back another few years.
Welcome to Buffalo Sammy Watkins, and welcome to the pressure cooker that your new team just dropped you into. As Watkins gets ready to start his NFL career he will be forced to excel as a number one receiver. Watkins will need to summon his inner Reed, and show he was worthy of TWO number one picks. That is not going to be an easy thing to do. The Bills haven’t been to the Playoffs since I was 16 years-old and fans are getting sick of the dame old stuff year after year.
In today’s NFL top picks are expected to play like top picks, and they don’t get three or four years to do it, after all this is not the NHL. The Buffalo Bills may have tried to get the talent they need but in doing so they have put two “stars” feet to the fire.
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