“We Were Seeing Different Things”

November 7th, 2012

Among other revelations, Mike Williams said he audibly calls out “showtime” every time he catches the ball.

Even a casual football fan can see how incredibly explosive the Bucs offense has been the past four games.

So what changed?

Mike Williams answered that question on the Buccaneers Radio Network on WDAE-AM 620 Monday night. And there was no magic involved. Williams said time in the new system has caused the transformation.

“We started slow because we had to get the offense. There are a lot of adjustments in this offense,” Williams said. “We gotta read off zone coverages, man-to-man coverages, and we have different routes depending on what the coverage is. And I think we was like kinda not on the same page. We were seeing different things, but I think now we’re all starting to see the same things. Everything looking the same to us, the offense starting to get a lot familiar. We all can play any position now as a receivers corps, so it’s starting to be like something good to see.”

Williams went on to go deeper into how versatile the Bucs’ receivers are and how the system demands it.

Also, Williams admitted that he always calls out “showtime,” whenever he catches a ball. Sort of call to himself to take it to the house every time.

Of course, those who know Mike Williams know he’s a basketball junkie and a former hoops walk-on Syracuse University. So in that spirit, Joe presents some old school “showtime.” (If you’re short on time, pick up the video at 2:30)

9 Responses to ““We Were Seeing Different Things””

  1. FlBoy84 Says:

    Really like the way the offense is coming together, especially in the Red Zone. Can remember having an offense where many a days you’d hope they’d at least get three points and not turn the ball over. Believe this year they’re at 64% scoring TD’s when they get there. And love the coaching that’s going on right now. Freeman and Sullivan seemed to have really started to build a trust and relationship just watching their interaction on the sidelines. And liked how, during the Minnesota game where Martin popped it outside and took it down the left sideline for about a 30 yd gain but kept the ball in his right hand, Schiano pulled him aside and reminded him to switch it to his outside hand so he could use his stiff arm. Can’t recall a run since where he hasn’t done that AND kept that ball high and tight. Holds it that way even after the score, like he doesn’t want to let it go. Love it.

  2. DCBUCSFAN Says:

    Joe,

    Thanks for the trip back down memory lane! I’m going to put some air in the old basketball and head to the court. LoL

  3. CanadianBucsFan Says:

    Haha SHOWTIME! Williams has been putting on a great show for us this year, I feel bad for the DB’s that have to try to out jump him.

  4. SensibleBuc Says:

    ““We started slow because we had to get the offense. There are a lot of adjustments in this offense,” Williams said. “We gotta read off zone coverages, man-to-man coverages, and we have different routes depending on what the coverage is. And I think we was like kinda not on the same page. We were seeing different things, but I think now we’re all starting to see the same things. Everything looking the same to us, the offense starting to get a lot familiar.”

    But some of my fellow JBFers were adamant that a 4th year quarterback with all these high priced weapons should be clicking right out of the gate! Thank goodness the coaching staff didn’t bench Free and Schiano didnt fire Sully after TWO games.

  5. Have A Nice Day Says:

    Awesome. Now I get to call Williams “Showtime”.

    This offense is scary. It is still hard for me to understand what I am seeing and I find it hard to believe: the Bucs have one of the strongest offenses in the league.

  6. Mavsmoney Says:

    How could you not like this exciting young team?

  7. Fish Says:

    Has anyone else noticed that he always has his mouth open when he has the ball, too? Go take a look at any pictures of him catching or running with the ball. Wide open.

    I can’t believe nobody has ever mentioned anything about that before…

  8. rrsrq Says:

    Classic Stuff Joe – Thanks, this Bucs team could do some Magic this year – I like the idea of Mike “showtime” Williams and Doug “Magic” Martin

  9. rrsrq Says:

    oh yeah and Josh “freestyle” Freeman

 
 

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