Recent former Buffalo Bills Sammy Watkins, Jerome Felton, and Anthony "Boobie" Dixon took to Twitter Sunday during the implosion that was Nathan Peterman’s first-career start against the Los Angeles Chargers to show their support for their former teammate Tyrod Taylor who had been benched. Other Bills alumni joined in the fray, too.
Watkins, who played with the Bills from 2014-16, Felton (2015-16) and Anthony "Boobie" Dixon (2015) all in one form or another joined the masses on Twitter to reprimand the Bills.
Watkins wasn’t direct with his thoughts on the matter, choosing to retweet comments from Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and Hall of Famer Cris Carter as opposed to tweeting his own, but his message was still effective nonetheless:
Give me a sec I’ll change It...ive forgotten more football then you’ll ever know..gets rid of top weapon before season, clay gets hurt, a rookie was your #1 receiver, tackle been out most of the season..I could go on! Good day sir lol.— jerome felton (@jfelton45) November 19, 2017
Hell no!!! He’s gotta come in down 40-7....wow smfh— jerome felton (@jfelton45) November 19, 2017
Idk Buffalo— Anthony Dixon (@Boobie24Dixon) November 19, 2017
Ok Sean we won't be mad you can put Tyrod back in now everybody make mistakes,Peterman feelings are not about to be more hurt than they are right now— Anthony Dixon (@Boobie24Dixon) November 19, 2017
Tyrod and traditional ain't got nothing in common ♂️— Anthony Dixon (@Boobie24Dixon) November 19, 2017
Older Bills alumni also took to Twitter to lambaste the team. While Cornelius Bennett (1987-1995) didn’t tweet directly, he retweeted a note from Kent Hull’s son, Drew, saying “Bye Felicia” to Peterman. The elder Hull played for Buffalo from 1986 to 1996.
Others were more direct. Takeo Spikes (2003-2006), Marcellus Wiley (1997-2000), and Shawne Merriman (2010-2012) all took to social media:
Bum! Come on Bills Mafia, we are better than this. Free Tyrod! pic.twitter.com/qtiq9DMDPo— Marcellus Wiley (@marcelluswiley) November 19, 2017
“Cuh got more picks in a half than I threw all year!” -Tyrod Taylor— Marcellus Wiley (@marcelluswiley) November 19, 2017
Benching Tyrod backfired tremendously #BUFvsLAC— Shawne Merriman (@shawnemerriman) November 19, 2017
We’ll have to wait to see what quarterback head coach Sean McDermott rolls with this upcoming week on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs, but either way, expect more Twitter goodness courtesy of former Bills.