Cryptic Mike Williams Contract Update

May 14th, 2013

Joe brought word last week, via Tribune beat writer Woody Cummings, that the Bucs and Mike Williams scheduled a sit-down to discuss a contract extension yesterday.

Joe already detailed why he believes it’s doubtful a deal gets done, but there’s at least reasonable hope.

Williams, it seems, was peppered by fans on Twitter for an update yesterday, and he Twittered out a couple of apparent responses.

@MikeBuc19 – Sorry everyone didnt sign nothing today 🙁 I appreciate everybody for you guys concern but no matter what I’M STILL A BUC FOR LIFE!! ##BUCNA … GOOD THINGS DON’T COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO AND EARNS IT

Perhaps the Bucs and Williams are miles apart on a deal, perhaps not.

It is, however, fair to assume that the Bucs are not interested in overpaying for Williams in May, and that Williams is in no hurry to jump on an offer now.

Joe predicts the Bucs will make another move to extend Williams just before training camp. The Bucs need to lock him up, and Williams, who is being paid like the fourth-round draft pick he was, might bite at some solid guaranteed money rather than risk injury in 2013.

20 Responses to “Cryptic Mike Williams Contract Update”

  1. BigSombrero Says:

    I have said it 100 times, if this doesn’t get done I am going to have a serious issue with the suits at One Buc. A serious issue.

  2. buccanay Says:

    Agreed. If it doesnt get done, not only with there be huge backlash from fans, but I think the lockerroom could start looking at Shiano/Dominik in a different light.

  3. Vic66 Says:

    Dominik, quite being a cheap ass s-b with big Mike. You pay $16,000,000 to Revis and try to resign good talent already here peanuts so you can re-sign #5 to big bucks; one/two words Horse Sh!t. Pay the man.

  4. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Aaaaand the fan panic and rock-throwing has begun. Again. Just like with Revis. Fans know nothing about how negotiations work and every tiny piece of “news” gets the unruly mob in an uproar. How pathetic.

    In the end the following WILL happen: 1) Mike Williams will remain a Buc, 2) he will get a new contract with legitimate #2 WR money which is around $5-$7 million per year.

    How long this take is absolutely irrelevant. Dominik is NOT taking fan polls and emotional temperatures to determine how quickly he should move. Fan emotions are notoriously unstable and unreliable indicators. The Bucs will negotiate however long it takes to get a deal that is the best they can get for the Buccaneer organization while still keeping Williams in a Buc uniform.

    Period. End of story. Unwind the panties and take a deep breath. Everything will be fine.

  5. Andrew 1 Says:

    relax guys there is no way they let Mike walk even if he does get hurt during the season, of course that would lessen his salary but there will still be a contract for him. remember the bucs said one of there main priorities is to lock up some of there own core guys and Mike Williams is definitely one of our core guys. if he isn’t then I dont know who is.

  6. Buc Fan #238 Says:

    “which is around $5-$7 million per year”

    I am thinking it will less than $5 million a year on average.

  7. Buc Fan #238 Says:

    The Bucs hve all off-season… Mo Will better hope he brought his patience.

  8. Meh Says:

    That reads to me like he wants to go out and prove he’s worth a bigger contract than he’s likely to get right now. Who knows? I’m reading way too much from a tweet, but I can see it going that route. Williams clearly has the talent.

  9. Buc Fan #238 Says:

    Perhaps he is being marked down on public speaking skills?

  10. BucSnob Says:

    Well said FLBoyInDallas.

  11. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    FLBoyInDallas gets it.

    This contract only needs to get done before the current one runs out. There will not be a mutiny by the players for Mike Williams not getting a contract sooner than later. This isn’t about Dom or the Glazers being cheap either. Maybe they want to see him do it again for another season before committing big bucks. Maybe Mike wants to show that he is better than the $5 mil average for a number 2 WR. There is so many variables at play that trying to speculate why a deal isn’t already done is pretty much a waste of time and not worth getting upset up over.


  12. BigSombrero Says:

    @BucSnob – Haha, pretty clever and I was thinking the same thing.

  13. stevek Says:

    FLBoyInDallas Says:
    May 14th, 2013 at 1:35 pm
    Aaaaand the fan panic and rock-throwing has begun. Again. Just like with Revis. Fans know nothing about how negotiations work and every tiny piece of “news” gets the unruly mob in an uproar. How pathetic.

    In the end the following WILL happen: 1) Mike Williams will remain a Buc, 2) he will get a new contract with legitimate #2 WR money which is around $5-$7 million per year.

    + + +

    WestCoastBucsFan Says:
    May 14th, 2013 at 2:26 pm
    FLBoyInDallas gets it.

    — Is all of this so? You guys must know more than the experts! You guys think you know more about the timing of negotiations than Dom and Schiano?!?! 🙂 LOL- that was you guys last week on my comments, the same can be done to yours.

    I wish I had a connection to your guys’ Buc Crystal Ball, because lord knows we would be lost without your all’s reassuring-know-it-all posts.

  14. 4everBucsFan Says:

    When a player only makes it about money, I get suspicious. If the offer is in the ballpark compared to other wide receivers at his talent level and they refuse for a record payday, it gives the impression that it’s not about what’s good for the team.

    Mike needs to be a little humble here and realize that VJax got him involved. When Mike was #1 he struggled against opponents best corner and double teams.

    There is no “I” in team.

  15. chris Says:

    Honestly, Im not sure what to think about the potential extension. Mike Williams, personally, wants to be in Tampa and probably would like to get an extension in the books.

    However, look at how much Mike Wallace got on a weak WR market. Next year, Williams, Hakeem Nicks, and Victor Cruz are in the final year of their contracts. Cruz isn’t going anywhere and will see the $ from NYG. Nicks is injury prone who cannot play 16 games.

    That makes Mike Williams , who he and his agent could see a big pay day from the market if he lights it up this year.

  16. chris Says:

    I think a lot of people need to realize: Mike Williams had a bit of a drop off his 2nd year, but Josh Freeman didn’t do much either. Freeman doesn’t look off defenders nor use his eyes very well. He stared down, and continues to stare down his first read.

    When defenses can read your QBs eyes, as what Rob Ryan stated in the Dallas/Bucs game early, it makes coverage a lot easier.

  17. WestCoastBucsFan Says:



    You guys must know more than the experts!

    Are “experts” weighing in on contract negotiations? This is all speculation here. Me and most likely FLBoyInDallas were just saying to calm down. No one knows what is actually happening and to get all bent out of shape about it is a waste of time.

    Your post makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Your just butt hurt over what happened the other day. I tried to explain what happened to you but at this point you just take everything as insult. Nobody is likening their abilities in player evaluation to that of a general manager here. That is why you were crucified in the comment section of another article. Not because you offered your “opinion” on something.

    stevek, please, just let it go man.

  18. MadMax Says:

    Careful Mike! You’re on a team being primed for big things…few millions here, few millions there…its still a few millions, bleh (wish I had that problem). But we had to fix the D….time for him to realize that cost us a lot but we still want him and need him.

    And why tweet like that? Not good. Be professional! He deserves to be paid, but reasonably! Is 6 too much to ask? Make him the 6 million dollar man!

  19. Jonny 2.3 Says:

    @Florida boi stuck in Dallas:

    Preach on brother!

  20. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    FLBoyInDallas, well said. Could not agree with you more!