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Sammy Watkins changes tune on targets with cryptic tweets after loss

Maybe Sammy Watkins isn't so cool with seeing less of the ball after all.

The Rams wide receiver and former Bill said last week that he regretted his "selfish" demand for targets when in Buffalo and added that he now understands everyone else needs the ball, too.

"Two years ago, it would've probably been different," Watkins said of his more mature approach the situation. "I would've probably gone to the media and been saying whatever, trying to get the coach's attention. That's how I used to do it back then. Like, 'I need more targets.' Then that comes to the coach, and me and him have to talk."

But those comments came after a one-catch game that the Rams won. After a zero-catch game Sunday that the Rams lost? Watkins' Twitter feed was filled with curious comments about him not getting more passes and retweets of others who shared that opinion.

"Something gotta be going on," he replied to former Rams star Torry Holt, who had tweeted about Watkins' lack of targets. He added an emoji of a mouth zippered shut.

Watkins retweeted two separate Rams fans who suggested throwing him the ball could equate to winning games:

And he defended his knowledge of the playbook.

He also retweeted a Bills fan who said there are no excuses not to feed the ball to Watkins.

To his credit, Watkins did express confidence in Rams QB Jared Goff and seemed optimistic that they would start connecting.

Watkins isn't wrong to want the ball more. But talking about it in cryptic tweets is surely not the best way to go about it. And he knows that.

But if one thing's for certain, it's that Watkins isn't itching for a return to Buffalo.

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