Sammy Watkins credits Davante Adams for helping him burn Richard Sherman on key play in Super Bowl

first_img Over the last few weeks, Sherman has been under intense scrutiny from players present and past alike for his skillset and contract negotiations. Unfortunately for the veteran DB, Super Bowl 54 provided another opportunity for more barbs to be thrown in his direction.Take this as a lesson, kiddos: it pays to study. But it wasn’t luck that Watkins was so wide open on the throw, it was preparation: Watkins beat 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman off the line to get himself open, but the Chiefs receiver picked his spot — and it was some homework that helped him shake Sherman off the line. MORE: An anatomy of a the Chiefs’ Super Bowl comeback”I just knew it was one-on-one from watching film,” Watkins said when asked about the play. “I just thank (Green Bay receiver) Davante Adams, because I saw him kill (Sherman) on the inside release. Those are just things we worked on, and me and Pat connected and it was one of the biggest plays in the game.”Adams caught nine passes for 138 yards in the 37-20 NFC championship game loss, but his impact was apparently lasting on Watkins. As it turns out, a certain Packer had a big hand in the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory.One of the biggest plays leading up to the Chiefs’ comeback 31-20 victory in Super Bowl 54 saw Patrick Mahomes connect with Sammy Watkins on a 38-yard gain with under four minutes to play. The catch put the Chiefs inside the 49ers’ 10-yard line, and a few plays later, Damien Williams caught a 5-yard pass that would be the go-ahead score.last_img

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