Mike Williams Is “A Brandon Marshall Type”

June 8th, 2010

Never at at loss for words, Bucs offensive coordinator Greg Olson talked to Tampa Tribune columnist Martin Fennelly for a feel-good story about rookie wide receiver Mike Williams.

It seems Olson believes Williams has what it takes to become a 100-catch-a-season monster and a punishing runner after the catch.

“We look at him as one day being a Brandon Marshall type, potentially with that kind of impact,” Bucs offensive coordinator Greg Olson said. He noted the instant chemistry between Williams, fellow rookie Arrelious Benn and Freeman, admitted the potential, but tempered Instant Feel Good.

“We can’t just totally rely on young players; any time you have a second-year quarterback and possibly two rookie receivers, that’s not necessarily a recipe for success.”

Joe finds it odd, and amusing, that Olson referenced Brandon Marshall. For many Bucs fans, he’s the big 26-year-old fish that got away — for two second round picks — this offseason. And wasn’t Arrelious Benn supposed to be more of the Marshall type?

NFL.com scribe Steve Wyche also picked up on the excitment surrounding Williams at One Buc Palace during his visit there this week.

As for Freeman’s targets, the wide receivers are a physically imposing group, especially rookies Arrelious Benn (6-1, 219) and Mike Williams (6-1, 221). Williams is the more vertical threat of the pair and based on things people in the organization told me, the Bucs have big plans for him if what he’s doing in shorts and a practice jersey translates when the pads come on.

Joe gets the excitement. Watching the receivers’ workouts at the NFL combine, Joe was stunned by what a standout natural talent Williams appeared to be among his peers.

Of course, Joe’s going to hope and cheer for Williams to set the league on fire. But Joe just can’t expect much out of a rookie fourth-round receiver. If he catches 30 balls and shows he can get into the endzone, Joe will consider that a good rookie season.

15 Responses to “Mike Williams Is “A Brandon Marshall Type””


    Please stop talking, Olson!! For the love of God, shut up!!!

  2. JimBuc Says:

    Somewhere Eric’s head is exploding.

  3. CharlieB Says:

    I just hope the lack of hype around Arrelious Benn isn’t a sign that he’s not as good as we’d hoped.

  4. Mark Says:

    I know I’ve heard nothing about Benn. hmmmm

  5. sonny Says:

    Benn will shine Wen the pads on and Williams will to. Don’t worry these guys are the real deal… not like the guys we use to our team drafting ,, and I stand on that.

  6. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    Everyone keeps saying Williams is more of a vertical threat , when Benn ran the faster 40 time….go figure…

  7. thomas Says:

    typicsl offseason hype. we will see. all the propoganda means nada.

  8. sonny Says:

    Go figure wut? Williams is faster wit the pads on. It’s a difference but u wouldn’t noe u probably never played football clown get off this site if your not for the Tampa Bay Bucs dude your gettin lame.

  9. Eric Says:

    Damn sure aint a recipe for success!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And we coulda had the real Brandon Marshall you idiots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (head exploding)

  10. Eric Says:

    Bustelious Benn?

  11. TJ Says:

    I just wish training camp and preaseason rolls around then we can start to determine who is the real deal and who is not cause this way I mean way too premature

  12. Edwardo Says:

    Found this on YOUTUBE, wonder if Dominic and ‘the Dream’ were watching this prior to the draft, because they nailed it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugOhEeTntvY

  13. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    Sonny go back to third grade and learn how to spell.

  14. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    Benn and Williams will be like Boldin and Marshall. The possession receiver and the do it all guy!!! Not this year but in year two or three they should be producing huge numbers!!! They both are ultra talented and need time to learn. Glad those two and Freeman are bonding so well. If our O Line holds up and produces we will have a great team this year and for many more to come!!!

  15. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I agree with Funkey X Monkey, Benn and Williams will form a deadly receiver duo with Josh Freeman for years to come in Tampa.