Second Wind For Williams?

November 20th, 2011
Buffalo native Mike Williams, seemingly energized by freezing temps at Lambeau Field.

Joe was peeved when Mike Williams all but gave up on a route today and nearly cost Josh Freeman an interception — in the red zone no less.

Troy Aikman was all over it. Josh Freeman seemingly was on Williams. And the replay made it clear that Williams had no interest in getting decapitated over the middle. Nobody will confuse Williams with Keyshawn Johnson.

That written, Williams had a strong day in Green Bay.

It almost seemed like Greg Olson eyeballed least year’s film during his preparation. The Bucs took advantage of man coverage on Williams by giving him opportunities to use his body control and leaping ability. What a concept!

Williams even caught a TD, his first since opening day.

Joe was adamant that Williams isn’t the next Michael Clayton and/or an overhyped talent. He’s not having a great season, yet he’s on pace for 73 catches and he’s got several shaky defenses yet to face over the final six games.

Joe can only hope today was a bit of second wind for Williams. Obviously, from the above photo, he’s energized when there’s a chill in the air.

9 Responses to “Second Wind For Williams?”

  1. RastaMon Says:

    Oh….I was thinking….Karl “The Truth Williams”….

  2. K2theSoldier Says:

    Fans comparing Mike Will to Mike Clayton are delusional. Benn is better than Clayton.

  3. SteveK Says:

    Yeah he sure is. I love the block by Davin on the Blount TD. Awesomeness.

  4. squadoosh Says:

    Williams looked good except for that one play of course. I hope they give Benn a lot more opportunities in the future. It seems like their success rate is pretty high when they throw it to him on the deeper routes….why not feed the guy more?

  5. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Agreed, Joe. Williams is no Clayton. In fact he’s probably the best WR prospect we’ve had in a while. He will only get better with experience. Same with Benn. To take it a step further, I’d go as far as to say that this whole offense has good talent and that the main problem this season has been poor execution compounded by untimely penalties and stretches of bad play calling.

    Not worried about the offense at all. The future is bright, and with a couple more key additions they’ll be downright exciting in years to come.

    As for the defense, that’s another story. With Haynesworth the d-line looks halfway serviceable for the first time since McCoy was healthy. But that’s where the good news stops. Besides Foster, the entire LB corps needs revamping. And besides TJax & Talib the whole crew of DB’s needs some serious upgrading. That means we need another good draft PLUS some serious dipping into the free agent pool this offseason. Anything less and this team is dead in the water next year.

  6. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    At least we were IN this game, and nearly won.
    I can handle that.

  7. Trox Says:

    So you’re saying the playcalling of the OC might be questionable? lol

  8. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    Nearly won? Huh?

  9. k1ngAdroc Says:

    is that TO in the pic? Did we pick him up too?