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Sammy Watkins embracing mental challenge of Chiefs offense

Wide receiver Sammy Watkins was traded from the Bills to the Rams last August and the timing meant he didn’t have much time to learn the offense in L.A. before Baseball Jerseys Custom the regular season started.

Watkins posted 39 catches for 593 yards and eight touchdowns once the season did get underway, which may have been underwhelming production but it wasn’t enough to keep the Chiefs from making a big push for Watkins right out of the gate in free agency. Watkins responded and that means he has another new offense to learn this offseason.

It wasn’t just that it took Owens three tries to get in. Plenty of guys need three tries to get in, including Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin. But when Irvin didn’t make it on his first or second try, none of the voters felt compelled to say anything other than, Only five modern-era candidates get in each year, which means that many eventual Hall of Famers will have to wait.

And they could have said other things. After all, Irvin stabbed a teammate in the Basketball Jerseys For Sale neck with scissors. But it’s Owens, not Irvin, who has the bad teammate label routinely applied to him.

The bottom line on T.O. is he was so disruptive, Myers said after Owens was overlooked the first time, in early 2016. [H]e tore teams apart. . . . He’s a Hall of Fame player that five teams couldn’t wait to get rid of. So what does that tell you about how disruptive he was?

Apart from the fact that the couldn’t wait to get rid of Owens take is deeply flawed, the exercise remains gratuitous and, in light of the fact that he eventually got in, odd. By obsessing over trumped-up narratives and downplaying the finest moment of his career before eventually letting him in — possibly in response to the enormous pressure to relent — the voters have created a sense that Owens is only reluctantly welcome, and that he’s not truly as worthy as the rest of the Hall of Famers.