Mike Williams On The Comeback Trail

March 30th, 2016

mike williams 0211Mattress-in-the-yard, blade-in-the-thigh, stripper-pole-showcasing, Tampa-Bay-Times-persecuted Mike Williams, one of the greatest young receivers ever to wear Buccaneers colors, had a workout today for a new job.

And where else to do former Bucs go to revive their careers? The Belicheats.

Per ProFootballTalk.com and the Boston Globe, Williams worked out with New England today on the heels of their signing 2009 Bucs seventh-round pick E.J. Biggers.

Williams, the Bucs’ outstanding fourth-round pick in 2010, was booted by Buffalo midway through the 2014 season, after general manager Jason Licht traded him there for a sixth-round draft pick. He’s been out of work since.

Williams turns 29 in May.

Joe always liked Williams — fun guy to talk to, always had the backs of his teammates, and clearly he put in a ton of work to record three strong seasons for Tampa Bay, 2010-2012 (193 catches and 23 touchdowns). They were no accident, and for two of those years he was cast as a No. 1 receiver when he really was a No. 2.

Joe wishes Williams well.

21 Responses to “Mike Williams On The Comeback Trail”

  1. DallasBuc Says:

    At least he could catch the damn ball. Too bad he wasn’t committed to the game.

  2. Bucfan951 Says:

    Catch a ball and catch a knife to the thigh!

  3. I Got What I Wanted Says:

    Sometimes players come around and you end up really pulling for them to be something special. I really thought Mike Williams would be a Bucs legend by the end of his career but it didnt work out. But, if there is a team and coach out there that can get anything out of him, it would be New England. Wish the dude well.

  4. JTHV Says:

    One of the most acrobatic receivers to ever wear a Buc jersey. One of the most disappointing too. Gotta stop drafting Mike’s.

  5. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Loved Mike Williams… Always provided a great catch or two every game. BUT… His lack of all out love for the game made him play soft. And i then lost a little respect for Mike. Then he went crazy and I was happy to see him go.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo knows Mikey (that’s what Pablo calls him)….Pablo was a regular user of Mikey’s stripper pole…..Pablo actually took a nap on that famous mattress that later ended up in Mikey’s yard. Pablo was paid quite handsomely for his dances”

  7. Buccfan37 Says:

    Major letdown when his career tailed off.

  8. JAB83 Says:

    Now that’s interesting…. Just the other day I mentioned giving both the former Mikes a look for a comeback opportunity under the new management… I said I thought they would be awesome complements for depth at WR or something like that….

    Perhaps the workout goes good and Jason’s old buddy recommends us pick him up??? Perhaps that’s why we haven’t moved on a WR FA just yet…. I bet JL will be keeping a close eye on this situation…. I never really understood letting him go… Much like all the other “problem” guys we got rid of….

    Hey Clayton…. Make some noies buddy boy!!!

    And good luck Williams…. Why not!!!

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Wish MW19 great success in NE……spare us, please….

  10. Luther Says:

    I guess that Rap Career isn’t working out so well. Good luck to him.

  11. unbelievable Says:

    I can certainly see Billicheat getting good production out of MW19. He balled out until he lost sense of his priorities.

    EJ Biggers on the other hand? HA!

    Not even the mighty Billicheat can make that guy a good player in this league.

  12. pete Says:

    I loved watching the young man play.
    Best wishes!

  13. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    Good luck to him. I loved him and Benn. Hate it didn’t work out for either of em.

  14. Taxkleblockwin Says:

    Don’t get me started on this young man. Goodness gracious he deserves another chance. Especially if his skills our like they once were. It certainly makes me wonder what he could do for us with Jameis slinging it to him.

  15. nate123455789 Says:

    To bad he doesn’t want to try to come.back here..

  16. Rod Munch Says:

    Mike Williams was a major disappointment? Really guys – he was a 4th round pick who played really well for most of his run here. His issue I think was and is now even more than ever, speed. He had fringe ability coming out of college and he got bigger and slower in the NFL – not because he’s lazy – but because he wasn’t 21 anymore. That happens to most people, even those in great shape. He made so many acrobatic catches because he was rarely open. I always wondered why no one tried moving him to TE, I think he could have put on the bulk and carried it and then he could be going against LBs where he might have a better chance to get open. At 29 he’s probably too old for any team to invest the time in him – but certainly I don’t see why you wouldn’t at least try. He could at worst be a Tim Wright kind of TE but clearly he’s a better pass catcher.

  17. Destinjohnny Says:

    Somebody needs a pay check like really fast
    Shocking he didn’t make it as a music mogul though

  18. Warren Says:

    Lose the diva attitude, play your role, work hard and he might be a major contributor for the Pats. As Joe said he never was a number 1. Didn’t have the size or speed to be that. Undeniable skills though

  19. Mike Johnson Says:

    There are a lotta guys who come into the league and Flash for 1 to 3 yrs and that’s it. That’s all they have. Williams is probably one of those. Some come in and fail to realize you gotta put in the work during offseason to maintain. I wish him luck though. Bellicheat does have a knack for getting a good yr out of washed up players. If anybody can do it,,Bellicheat and staff can.

  20. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    Two words that piss a Buc fan off every time. Mike Clayton! Never get’s old does it? Ha!

  21. HIRE JIMBO Says:

    LOVED this guy. (Still have his jersey) Hope he can revive his career.