The Bucs Have Their Own Father Flanagan

April 24th, 2010

One of the eyebrow-raising moves by Bucs general manager in the draft could be a steal… or could blow up in his face.

If all goes right, this draft of Syracuse receiver Mike Williams may be one of the best moves of the draft. He dropped to the fourth round for the ever popular “character issues,” among them quitting on his team last fall.

Dominik, however, has a plan. He has a mentor of sorts all lined up to help Williams, reports Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, an NFL version of Father Flanagan.

That mentor is Bucs receivers coach Eric Yarber.

Most analysts say Williams can excel in the NFL if he has proper guidance from leaders in the locker room. The Bucs’ plan is for receivers coach Eric Yarber to serve as Williams’ guide, something Yarber has done before.

“He’s coached T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Ocho Cinco, Terrell Owens,” Dominik said. “He’s coached them all, and if you call each one of those individuals, they’re going to explain to you how great a coach he is and how he can be a mentor. That’s his guy and he’s very excited about the selection as well.”

Whoa, Yarber coached T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens?

Joe doesn’t know if this Yarber deserves sainthood or a Purple Heart!

5 Responses to “The Bucs Have Their Own Father Flanagan”

  1. Vince Says:

    I’m not sure what to add to that. Good receiver’s they all are/were, but one thing is sticking out with all of them and I just can’t put my finger on it…Hmmmmm

  2. Eric S Says:

    I love how Dominik said there were looking for high character guys. A big reason why Bryant is not here. And also Marshall and Holmes. Now they bring in this jack ass. Dominik is a hypocrite.

  3. Eric Says:

    Too bad it never occured to the team to get BM and Holmes, since we have this receiver nanny.

  4. WCsteve Says:

    It seems Joe has learned something that a lot of Bucs fans knew a few months ago.

    Good work Joe and keep up the “cutting edge” work.

  5. drdneast Says:

    None of those three players mentioned were ever trouble off the field and neither was Williams. Ochoe is simply a character and tries to have a good time playing a game. You know, game = fun. T.J. has never been a problem and isn’t even a primma donna like Owens, which is his worst problem.