Watkins Arrives for Orange Bowl

Watkins Arrives for Orange Bowl


Watkins Arrives for Orange Bowl


Sammy Watkins arrived back in near home Sunday for the Discover Orange Bowl.  As the All-American prepares for what will likely be his final game with the Tigers Sammy talks at the Miami airport shortly after the team arrived.




On playing in Orange Bowl… 

“I’m excited for this team and this organization to regroup ourselves and have another opportunity to showcase Clemson. It’s going to be a great game and a great win for whoever wins this game.” 

On facing Ohio State… 

“[We have to] take care of the ball and manage the offense. They have the same type of offense , score fast. We have to control the ball and make big plays.” 

On if game will be a shootout… 

“With this team I don’t want to get in a shootout, they have the same type of offense. I want our defense to step up and play a big game for us, if they do that we’ll probably win the game. But both sides of the team have to execute and we’ll play like we practice all week.” 

On recognition… 

“It’s very important to  set the tempo of the offense and make the big plays early. For me it’s definitely an honor to play in the Orange Bowl against Ohio State who was two plays away from a national championship. It’s important to go out there and have fun but make it known it’s going to be a good game.” 

On cornerbacks covering him… 

“I think I’m the best receiver in the nation and I think cornerbacks should have their time chance. Overall I think I can’t be guarded, that’s just my mindset. But it’s definitely fun going against great cornerbacks.” 

On leaving for NFL… 

I don’t know yet, I have to talk it over with the coaches. There will definitely be a plan in place. I don’t want this to be about me and so after the bowl game I’ll definitely let them know.”




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