Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Watkins said 'make a play,' so Woods made a few


Monday night, the New York Jets' defense rolled coverage to Buffalo Bills receiver Sammy Watkins for most of the game.

That worked just fine for the Bills, who annihilated the awful Jets, 38-3, in Detroit.

The Jets' plan opened the gates for second-year Bills receiver Robert Woods, who had a career game with nine receptions on 11 targets, amassing 118 yards with one touchdown and a stellar one-handed catch, to boot.

The rookie Watkins, meanwhile, mustered just three receptions for 35 yards in the game. Orton finished with 24 completions on 32 attempts with 220 yards and two scores.

“Yeah, I mean, Sammy was getting double covered pretty much all game and even he came up to me and said, ‘Somebody’s got to make a play,’" Woods said after the game. "I saw I was getting a lot of man-to-man coverage and I just had to beat my man. Kyle (Orton) placed the ball where only I could make the catch.”

For Woods' side of the field, the offensive plan was to attack--which was a fine plan, indeed, against a reeling Jets secondary that has been fielding reserves and practice-squaders pretty much all season long.

“Yeah, we knew that he (Marcus Williams) was new out there, just started playing really," Woods said. "But our whole mindset was whoever was out there, we need to attack them, push them with speed and make them believe that we were going deep every play.”

Woods is up to 45 receptions for 479 yards and three scores on the season, and look for Orton to look his way more moving forward.

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