Mike Williams Likes His Odds At Punt ReturnerJuly 29th, 2013
Joe brought you word last week that Mike Williams was in the mix to land the Bucs’ punt returner job.
So do you like it, Mike?
“Yeah, I get the ball in my hands. It’s almost like a 65 or 70 percent chance that I’m going to get the ball on that play. So I like that,” Williams told Joe yesterday. “[Coaches] have been telling me I’ve been catching the punts real good. I didn’t do it in college or high school. I guess they see something in me that they want to bring out.”
“I’m going to try and be the best punt returner in the league. They put me back at punts and I’m trying to work there as hard as I do at receiver.”
Joe gets the Bucs’ interest in Williams at punt returner. Aside from his very sure hands, he’s explosive. But Williams winning that job also would give the Bucs more flexibility with their gameday roster, to activate an extra defensive end or cornerback, for example.