Mike Williams Talks To Joe

November 17th, 2010

Joe had a chance to chat with Bucs wide receiver Mike Williams recently. Williams, a rookie, has a shot at being named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year if St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford slips up. Williams spoke with Joe about adapting to life in the NFL.

JoeBucsFan: How much did it help you when you got the call from Josh Freeman after you got drafted when he said, “Come down here, let’s go to work.”

Mike Williams: It helped me out a lot. At first, I didn’t know what to expect coming down here. I didn’t know if [Bucs players] were going to like me or what. That let me know they wanted me down here and they were ready for me. It helped a lot. It helped in learning the playbook and stuff too.

Joe: What was the biggest transition for you coming into the NFL form Syracuse?

Williams: The speed of the game. Reacting to the speed and seeing the blitzes and cutting off my routes in certain coverages. The speed of the game was so different for me. Once I adjusted to the speed I was able to go out there and play my game.

Joe: It didn’t seem like you struggled at all with the adjustments.

Williams: Oh, the first two weeks I had a little struggle.

Joe: Was that the first two weeks of preseason or regular season?

Williams: Regular season, but the first two preseason games, that’s how I was, adjusting. I adjusted as I went.

Joe: You’re playing like a veteran now.

Williams: Nah, I’m still a rookie.

Joe: How much has it helped you that Arrelious Benn is starting to blossom and coming up with big plays?

Williams: It’s great. It’s great for him and now, teams can’t double-up on us all the time.

8 Responses to “Mike Williams Talks To Joe”

  1. CreamsiclePasties Says:

    Happened to be in the car last week when he was doing Total Access on 620…..sounds like a very good kid, humble and down to earth. Mike Williams is a guy the Bucs PR dept needs to start putting in front of cameras

    It’s exciting that we have a few stars in the making on the offensive side of the ball

  2. Buc You Says:

    Joe, can you ask one of these guys just once:

    “Hey, so did you get briefed by management about me before this interview? What was their sentiment? Perhaps, they said ‘Be very careful how you resond to JBF for they will skewer you to the letter of your misspoken words’!”?

  3. Danbucsfan Says:

    I have also listened to 620 and heard the total access…he sounds like one smart kid to me!! Also listened to total access with other Bucs players like Gerald McCoy and Roy Miller…I am so excited about this young team!! If Josh Freeman stays healthy, watch out world!!

  4. tj Says:

    Mike Williams is a monster. He really impresses me with yards after catch

  5. BigMacAttack Says:

    Steal of the Draft. Mike Williams is the Shiznit.

  6. simeon Says:

    love this kid. I pray he doesn’t become an a-hole stud receiver like most do in this league. Between him and benn, we are looking at a Moss/Carter tandem for a long time to come (but both same age, maybe Fitzgerald/Boldin). Sick deep threat, sick reception guy.

  7. Posey99 Says:

    Scary thing is… He hasn’t even reached his full potential yet

  8. Gary Says:

    Right on Simeon. When its all said and done, Benn and Williams will be the best combo we have ever had.

    The only thing that worries me is the cheap contract Williams signed. He needs to be paid when the time is right, no holdouts or any other BS from management.

    I can’t believe how 1 draft has remade this offense. A few more and “lasting contender” wont be a joke anymore.