After the game, he told reporters he believes there needs to be a culture change in the Buffalo locker room.
“We need to forget about anybody’s feelings,” Watkins said. “We need to call people out. If I’m doing something wrong, call me out. If the line is doing something wrong or messing up, call them out. If the defense is doing something wrong, the defensive line, the secondary, call it out. Because at the end of the day, we’re doing it to win, not to get on somebody and make them feel bad.”
Watkins did not call out any individual teammates, rather addressing a need for more accountability and toughness on the entire roster, including himself.
Watkins added that there should be a fear of being cut for lackluster performances, not just among players but for coaches as well.
“Once we get to that point and realize that you could get fired the next day—and make it known. Hey, this is your job. If you’re not going to do your job, cut him. It needs to be a business. And I think once we get to that, we need some nasty coaches. If they’re not doing their job, get them out of here. If I’m not doing my job, step to me and get me out of here.”
Buffalo fell behind 28–3 to the Redskins early on Sunday and never really had a chance to mount a comeback. The loss eliminated the Bills from the playoffs for the 16th consecutive season.
Watkins finished the game with 111 receiving yards and two touchdowns on five receptions.