Mike Williams Talks P.J. Fleck And His BeardAugust 6th, 2012
Joe had a chance to chat with all-around good guy Bucs receiver Mike Williams after practice this morning. Williams talked about the talent among the Bucs receivers, how receivers coach P.J. Fleck motivates him, and why that nasty Grady Wilson-like shrubbery on his face likely isn’t going to get shredded any time soon.
JoeBucsFan: From the times spent out here at training camp, it seems the passing game is so much more improved. Is the Bucs passing unit really that much better?
Mike Williams: When you add Vincent Jackson and Dallas Clark on the field, you can spread the field now. And you add (Mossis) Madu as a compliment coming out of the backfield, it feels good to spread the field and [have the defense] pick the poison.
Joe: Tiquan Underwood is having an amazing camp. He makes plays out here every day. Clearly he is giving guys perceived to be on the bubble motivation and competition, but can Underwood’s play elevate the play of receivers believed to be ahead of him on the depth chart like you?
Williams: Oh, yeah. You go out there and see Tiquan making a lot of plays, that means everyone can make plays. That is our mindset. We [the receivers] are one. We go by P.J. Fleck’s rules. We cannot be stopped. Fleck has that attitude and he keeps us pumped up.
Joe: What’s up with the beard?
Williams: It’s something new. I didn’t have it last year and I am kind of superstitious. We didn’t win last year. I will shave it when we win the Super Bowl.