Mike Williams Lauded Tonight

May 8th, 2011

The Bucs’ long road back to national respect takes another step tonight as the man channel, NFL Network, rolls out players Nos. 81 through 90 in their series The Top 100 Players of 2011, as voted by a panel of 400 current players.

The show runs for 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a show featuring fan and player reaction analysis from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Williams is ranked No. 83. No Buccaneers were in the 90s.

Recently, promotional announcements for the series have included LeGarrette Blount highlights. Joe has no clue whether that’s a precursor to Blount getting love, or just a decoy.

Joe’s not confident any other Bucs will make the list other than Donald Penn and Josh Freeman. It will be very interesting to see what Aqib Talib’s peers think of him. Voting for the series was done before Talib’s Texas troubles.

6 Responses to “Mike Williams Lauded Tonight”

  1. John Doe Says:

    I’m pretty sure NFL network said only 3 rookies made the list, Eric Berry, MW, and Suh are already on the list.

  2. Snook Says:

    I heard Freeman is in the 90-81 bunch…


    It sux that outhouse wont carry the MENS NETWORK!!!

  4. Keith Says:

    J-Free was number 86… beat out Flacco! Good to see some pub, even if we only get two players in!

  5. dan Says:

    only 2 bucs will be on the list, they announced 3 or four times during the show, im really surprised at blount not being on there … maybe players give first year runners a shot in the pan value… as in they arent really good until its consistent (see all the first year runners that drop off in year 2) and also dont forget this year his one dimensionality, reducing his value.

  6. Capt.Tim Says:

    Penn should have been in the top 30 easy. He is absolutely dominating. No surprise Talib didn’t make the list. Other than a few posters here, I haven’t heard anyone else around the league showing ANY Talib love. he may be OUR best corner( only because Rhonde is aging!!, even now I’d pick Barber!), but Talib is not a great player.

    Who would have thought we’d see the day when Tampa’s best players were a QB and a WR?? Give McCoy,Clayborn,Bowers,And Foster time. They’ll earn spots on that list soon!