Low Numbers For Bucs Receiving Corps

October 19th, 2010

Like probably every Bucs fan alive, Joe’s a big Mike Williams fan.

Williams continued to show his excellent yards-after-the-catch ability Sunday, and he played through a foot injury and caught four balls. With 23 receptions and three touchdowns on the season, he’s already assured of a very good rookie year, barring a major meltdown.

But, Williams is the Bucs’ No. 1 receiver. And in the telling category of yards per game, among wide receivers Williams ranks 32nd in the league (56.6 ypg.). Considering the Bucs can’t run the ball, this number is a little troubling.

It’s not good enough.

Raheem Morris said Williams is the Bucs go-to receiver during The Raheem Morris Show last night on WDAE-AM 620. Yes, Williams is just a rookie. But if he’s the main man, the Bucs need to get more out of him to keep a winning record.

6 Responses to “Low Numbers For Bucs Receiving Corps”

  1. Jonny Says:


  2. Chargedcbh Says:

    I would go to a more wide open offense, yes I know you have to be able to pass block. What’s also very important is the QB play, for example almost everytime the Saints blitzed the house we took a shot deep. Which requires Freeman to hold the ball a little longer. Spread them out if they blitz, the middle of the field is wide open. Slants, motion K2 or Sammy to the slot position and run a quick slant over the middle. Run out of a 4 wide set, if you notice the play clock is always under 10 seconds when Freeman is ready for the snap. Which means no time to audible out of a bad play. We’ll be fine…..

  3. Derf Says:

    What do you expect with no running game?

  4. Cannon Says:

    Let the kid start slinging it.

  5. eric Says:

    Too bad we can’t get Josh Johnson in the offense somehow. Like the Steelers used to use Kordell Stewart.

    Dude can run.

  6. Patrick Says:

    Agreed Eric. Johnson is an exciting player to watch.