Mike Williams Could Turn Bucs’ Fortunes Around

September 10th, 2010

Since he’s bankrolled by the Disney syndicate, Adam Schefter has to produce loads of daily content. In an effort to fill his quota, Schefter recently tried to make the case why last year’s dormant franchises can win their divisions.

Stretching for a way the Bucs can beat out the Saints and Dixie Chicks, much less the Panthers, Schefter believes the answer lies at the feet of Bucs rookie wide receiver Mike Williams.

In recent seasons, we’ve seen two Steve Smiths — one in Carolina, the other in New York — perform at a Pro Bowl level. Now, two Mike Williamses — one in Seattle, the other in Tampa Bay — could be on the verge of becoming their teams’ No. 1 wide receivers.

The Mike Williams in Seattle has lit it up this summer, becoming the type of wide receiver the Lions thought they were getting when they selected him with the 10th overall pick in the 2005 draft. The Seahawks believe that, if he can keep the edge he has had all summer, Williams can catch 80 passes.

The Mike Williams in Tampa has impressed the Buccaneers from the time they drafted him. One Bucs official said midway through training camp that Williams already was the team’s best wide receiver.

Everything Joe has read and heard about Williams has been nothing but positive. Joe would love to see Williams torch opposing secondaries for years to come. First, however, Joe would like to see Williams dominate in a regular season NFL game before anointing him a savior.

9 Responses to “Mike Williams Could Turn Bucs’ Fortunes Around”

  1. Pete Dutcher Says:

    I would love for the Bucs to have a star QB and star WRs for a change. Can’t wait to see if this is the real thing or not!

    You realize, in a couple years, when these players hit their primes, the Bucs could be top notch offense AND top notch defense?

  2. Travis Says:

    could, could, could…

    Yes Pete we COULD have a franchise wr and qb for once, but before we anoint anyone lets give it some time and just be glad we have hope

  3. BucFan South Tampa Says:

    I for one as a season ticket holder will be watching Mike Williams, Benn, Gerald McCoy and Josh Freeman in person, live and on the field. Im tired of hearing all this whining about blackouts, and scheming with scalpers out near Ray Jay to get a cut rate ticket. We have a real team out there Tampa, playing real football. The gas money you would use to drive to Sarasota of all places to watch a game, you could use that money to actually attend in person. When we are 4-0 and moving on down the road, fans will realize that watching and cheering for our team in our own stadium is a lot better than not watching our team or driving to Yeehaw Junction to watch it at the Stuckey’s.

  4. BucsFan593 Says:

    You got to farther than Sarasota I live there and its all blacked out! But with you buc fan south tampa. I will be there in person NO EXCUSES!!!

  5. Teflon Don Says:

    games are blacked out up here in orlando too

  6. topdoggie Says:

    @BucFan South Tampa Says. I have went to the games live since Vinny was our QB. For 10 years while I went to the games everone else got to watch on TV. I’m just bummed that the first game I’m to sick to go to is blacked out.

  7. Will the Beast Says:

    I live in Boston Mass home of the cheatriots but you know what I got the sunday ticket fire dem cannons. I will make it down for a few games this year though. I hear lame ass peter king yammering about the Buccaneers only winning 2 games this year Rush Limbaugh must be selling him pain meds he’s out of the loop. How does a blowhard like this become the last word on who’s who. We are building over here why can’t a rookie catch a few passes look at the kid in Philly Jackson he’s been doing it from day 1 steve smith in New york Colston in Spew Orleans Williams is going to show and prove quote me

  8. topdoggie Says:

    @ Will hope you are right

  9. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    It is all gonna depend on how fast he reads NFL coverage schemes, and the timing he has(if any) with josh freeman.