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MIKE WILLIAMS IS READY FOR THE RAIDERS

Posted by HG on May 25, 2007

mike-williams.jpgMike Williams is known more for his attempt at entering the NFL as a sophomore than for his actual NFL career. In two long seasons, Williams has amassed 37 catches for 449 yards, and two touchdowns. Not quite the numbers you would expect from a 10th overall draft pick.

There are a few factors that should be considered when talking about Mike’s slow start. Detroit drafted Williams in 2005 after having drafted receivers in the first round the two years prior, the team offense underwent a major makeover when Mike Martz joined the coaching staff in 2006, and he was playing for the Lions.

Williams was considered one of college football’s most dominate receivers when he was at USC. The naysayers would claim that he was the benefactor of playing with an all-star team, but I’d say he was a beast. His size and strength had NFL scouts drooling even if they questioned his speed. Once he made it to the league, Mike says there were other concerns about him.

“For some reason, I was labeled fat, lazy … a pot smoker. And that was the farthest thing from it. I really feel like, as far as the weight part of it, I was put in a position that since they didn’t have a plan for me, they could say, Well, because he doesn’t weigh 220, he’s not in shape to play … ‘ “

I won’t say that he’s in the best situation now, a sort of make or break season with a rookie quarterback and suspect offensive line, but he has to be feeling better than he did in Detroit. He gets to play for a guy he’s familiar with in Raiders head coach and former SC assistant Lane Kiffin, and he has the chance to prove that he wants to and can make it in the NFL. He should be comfortable and motivated which provides a perfect storm for rejuvenation.

Kiffin gives WR a do over. Thank you Sacramento Bee

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THE REAL RANDY MOSS

Posted by HG on April 25, 2007

Who is this guy and what has he done with Randy Moss? Watching this video you’d never know that he’s bumping traffic agents with his car and admitting to marijuana use on Real Sports. He talks about God and Mom, his Heroes, and mooning Green Bay. From the director David Bojorquez:

“he impressed the hell out of me… I don’t consider myself a huge football fan.. I’m first and foremost a filmmaker and I did my homework on him, prior to the shoot. What I learned is that the Moss portrayed by the media, is nothing like Moss the man. He’s just really a nice (extremely talented) guy who you could easily go out and have a beer with. He has a very positive approach to life and what he had to say is something I believe can be inspiring to millions.

While Randy Moss has had run ins with the law, and Terrell Owens’ problems are usually ego related, Moss always came across as the better teammate. Hopefully he hasn’t lost a step as some people suggest. If he’s really got his mind right, and he can get someone to get him the ball (through the draft or by Randy being traded or cut) I say he puts up numbers closer to his 1396 yard, 13 touchdown average his first 6 seasons rather than the 775 yard, 8 touchdown average the last 3 seasons.

The Real Randy Moss. Courtesy of the Conscious Filmmaker via YouTube

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