Doug Marrone KnowsApril 7th, 2014
Until or unless the Bucs address the wide receiver position in the draft — and you just know they will — the trade of Mike Williams just because he was a nuisance will continue to gnaw at Joe.
It also confused Joe. Bucs coach Lovie Smith, when he was with the Bears, embraced Brandon Marshall, who makes Williams look like an altar boy by comparison. So all of a sudden having a mattress in the front yard and hanging out with rappers gets you run from a football team?
There is one person who seems to have the best angle on this story and it is none other than popular sports radio and television personality Adam Schein. The proud Syracuse grad watched all of Williams’ games for the Orange and the fact that his old college coach, Doug Marrone, traded for Williams is all Schein needs to know.
In short, Schein, host of “Schein on Sports,” broadcast weekday afternoons on “Mad Dog Radio,” part of the family of sports channels heard exclusively on SiriusXM Radio, infers that Lovie just doesn’t know Williams, and Marrone does.
“I think it is noteworthy that Doug Marrone makes the trade for Mike Williams,” Schein said Friday . I think that it is noteworthy because he knows everything about him. He knows the good. He knows the bad. He has seen him dominate on the collegiate level and he threw him off the team at Syracuse.
“He knows that he was incredible his rookie year for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And he knows that he has underachieved since. And he knows he was recently in an altercation with his brother that resulted in a stabbing and going to the hospital. So I think that Doug Marrone knows everything that he is getting. But he also knows he has freakish talent.”
Schein also thought that Marrone pilfered the Bucs in the deal, giving up only a sixth-round pick. Now Joe knows there are many Bucs fans who think the same way. Not Joe.
Remember, Williams’ 2013 season was cut short by injury and he had to have surgery on his hamstring. In short, Williams, until he plays in a game, is damaged goods on the open market. He has yet to step on a field since his surgery.
How does anyone know he can return to his old self?