Mike Williams Is The New Lynn Swann

October 17th, 2012

OK, this is one of the last posts about Sunday’s win over the Chiefs. Joe’s at One Buc Palace today so there will be fresh Saints-related content today.

This is a little nugget again, about Mike Williams.

When the Bucs wide receiver hauled in his 62-yard touchdown pass in the first half, an aerobatic, ballet-like move, Joe was immediately reminded of Lynn Swann in Super Bowl X. In that game, Swann may have made the most spectacular catch ever seen, and no, it was not the juggling, diving catch at midfield (also against Mark Washington).

With Swann being covered like a wet rag by Washington up the right sideline, Swann seemed to sprout wings on his shoes, jumping out of bounds, yet somehow sailing in front of Washington, grabbing the ball in front of Washington and top-tapping his feet inbounds.

For the life of Joe he cannot find the video of that catch anywhere online.

Joe mentioned this to Williams, that Lynn Swann wanted his play back and Williams, smiling broadly where his Grady Wilson beard once was, didn’t argue with Joe.

“It was a routine touchdown,” Williams insisted. “To me it was routine. But you are right. I think it is mine now. I will talk to Lynn Swann.”

Granted, all the offensive pyrotechnics in the second half came at the hands of the Chiefs. The Chiefs. But if somehow the Bucs can continue to get crazy catches like that from Williams, and strong play from Vincent Jackson, there aren’t too many receiving duos in the NFL better than Williams and Jackson.

8 Responses to “Mike Williams Is The New Lynn Swann”

  1. PewterC Says:

    “…For the life of Joe he cannot find the video of that catch anywhere online…”

    Here ya go Joe… @:49 (I think)


  2. Jrock Says:

    Kudos Pewter, that’s it man! The juggling catch Joe referenced happens at 1:40 in the same video. Great stuff, I think Mike can do that any time he gets 1 on 1

  3. Rrsrq Says:

    Mike Williams beard equals Grady Wilson’s beard, hilarious

  4. PewterC Says:

    Yeah Jrock, the potential of the offense is scary! Mike is definitely “Swann-like”. If the Bucs can hammer out the kinks and work it properly, then teams will have to pick their poison between the Run & the Pass. Good times ahead!

  5. Nate Says:

    If it routine lets just call that play all game long

  6. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    @Nate, +1

  7. 1976Buc Says:

    The new Lynn Swann? Come on now lol.

  8. Ben Says:

    If Freeman can combine his WRs physical dominance deep with quick, decisive shorter throws, we can be really good.