Before this year the last time that Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Mike Williams was on a active roster for a game was back in 2007 with the Tennessee Titans.
So, this year’s comeback player of the year by far is Williams.
Just the mere fact that Williams was given a shot by his old college head coach Pete Carroll was a surprise as outside of his rookie year was a complete disaster. However, Williams made the most of it and proved that he has what it takes to be a star in the National Football League.
In 14 games Williams has caught 65 passes for 751 yards receiving and two touchdowns. That is almost double the amount of catches that second place Deon Butler has as he has caught 36 catches for 385 yards and four touchdowns.
What hurt Williams in the first place was declaring eligible for the NFL Draft when he wasn’t eligible at all. That then forced him to sit out a year of football and in that time Williams didn’t keep himself in shape.
Williams’ emergence dramatically helps the team in their rebuilding effort as the team now has a star wide receiver and a possible franchise quarterback in Charlie Whitehurst.
In the end, it goes to show that with hard work, determination and commitment anything is possible.
The Monday after the conclusion of the regular season sees many National Football League head coaches get fired.
With the news that the Cleveland Browns have fired head coach Eric Mangini it is now officially the coaching season.
The next month is all about the playoffs and coaching moves as teams that were terrible try to find the next head coach that will take their team to the playoffs. Even before Monday several head coaches were already given the boot in Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress, San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary, Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels, Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips and Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox. Now, with Mangini being fired the total number is up to six.
It is also believed that head coach Marvin Lewis will not have his contract renewed. Also, many feel the Tennessee Titans will let go of Jeff Fisher today, along with Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano and Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable.
So far the only two positions that look to be filled is the Vikings who will sign interim head coach Leslie Frazier to be their head coach. As well as the Cowboys who look to be set with their interim head coach Jason Garrett. As for the others nothing is nearly as certain as the Vikings and the Cowboys.
In the end, with the collective bargaining agreement about to expire this offseason is going to be one wild ride.