October 14, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams (19) reacts during the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Williams Says Bucs “Made a Mistake” by Trading Him

After being introduced to the media by his new team, former Buccaneer and current Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams had two parting shots to deliver: one to the Bucs organization, and another to the Tampa Bay media.

“I’m going to go out and prove they made a mistake and this is a great decision for the Buffalo Bills,’’ Williams said of the trade that sent him packing for a 6th round pick in this year’s draft.

He didn’t stop there.

When Williams was asked about the various off-the-field incidents he had encountered in recent history, this is what he had to say:

“I fell into a wrong mistake and there was a lot of other people who tried to take advantage of it. You see how it came like back-to-back-to-back-to back. So it was two of them was made up, everything has been dropped.”

“Two of them stories is actually made up.’’

That’s when the Buffalo media asked which stories were untrue, to which Williams replied that someone and their family made it up to “get over” and that the media does it “all the time” to “make a story of something that’s really not nothing.”

Here we go again.

This is exactly why Mike Williams is no longer a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, and why it is no mistake at all.

Regardless if any story regarding Williams’ troubles was made up or not, the exiled wideout continues to talk instead of staying quiet. In a time where he should be laying low, he swung high at the heads of those writing stories about him, and the ones who may have implicated him. They were statements that sounded childish from a man 26 years of age.

New head honchos Lovie Smith and Jason Licht were already disappointed in Williams’ behavior before his most recent incidents of being stabbed by his brother and getting served with another lawsuit. When those reports came out, they decided to part ways him, and I’m sure they that if they heard the statements he made in Buffalo, they’re glad they did.

Lovie and Licht have made many additions to the Bucs this offseason, and although this it seems to hurt the team on the field, I’m sure that in their minds that this move is addition by subtraction. To fill the void on the field, the team has signed former Raider and Florida Gator Louis Murphy, and will likely be looking to draft one or more wide receivers in the upcoming draft.

Time will ultimately tell if the Buccaneers did indeed make a mistake by trading Mike Williams away. But, if you had to make judgement on it today, you would probably say they did the right thing.


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  • 65yt

    It would not be the first or last player the Bucs were wrong about. I still miss KW2. But right now Williams looks like a good move, did he even catch a ball last season???

  • Vince Ferlita

    He def caught a ball last season but spent most of the time injured and missing rehab. Hes a bum. Look at the quotes. He cant even speak correctly and family making up stories to hurt you? Schiano called for a ridiculous contract and he was overpaid making money similar to Victor Cruz. This yr about 2 mill in cap space next yr I think it is 7 or 8. We can draft a WR, guard, and QB in the top three rounds with a deep draft like this. I like the message that was sent. Guys want to play for Lovie the media reports quotes from players everyday. He will start the yr good for Buffalo but his partying will be worse being in his home town and having more of that enigmatic family around….

  • Kyle Showell London

    we got rid of michael bennett and now williams for a 6 round draft pick i glad williams left but they should have gotten at least a 4 rounder

  • 65yt

    22 catches for 200 yards. In 2013

  • Centrale

    I don’t even know what the other stories are that he says are made up. I caught the leg stabbing and the one about getting sued by his insurance company for setting his own kitchen on fire. The two made up ones must be doozies.

  • Dave Tilson

    This is one of the most ignorant stories Ive ever read. There is ONE WR who has more catches than Williams does that was drafted in the same year, Dez Bryant has 7 more rec’s and was a 1st round pick. What is it that Williams did that is so “evil”? Traffic tickets, a misdemeanor charge for damaging a door? Has he assaulted anyone, or been convicted of DUI or failed a drug test or been a “bad teammate”? This franchise has blown or traded away so many high draft choices over the last decade, they cant afford to keep giving away good talent. Let’s revisit this trade in a year. And think for yourself, instead of listening to the most pathetic media and fanbase in the NFL.