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WR Mike Williams already gets cut again

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Boltjolt, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Boltjolt

    Boltjolt Well-Known Member

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    He is now officially a bust as far as im concerned!

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-titans-williams&prov=ap&type=lgns


    AP - Jul 31, 6:12 pm EDT



    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—The Tennessee Titans released wide receiver Mike Williams before Thursday afternoon’s practice.

    The Titans signed Williams, the 10th overall pick in the 2005 draft by the Detroit Lions, last Thanksgiving and told him after the season to get his weight and conditioning under control.

    Williams weighed around 270 pounds when he signed with Tennessee and lost more than 30 pounds this offseason in an effort to salvage his career.

    But conditioning, weight and endurance remained issues for the former University of Southern California star, who had unsuccessfully petitioned the NFL for early entrance into the 2004 draft.

    “I just wasn’t seeing the production, and when you get in a situation where you don’t see the production, and you’ve got a young group of receivers that are emerging, I just felt like it was in our best interests to let him go at this point,” coach Jeff Fisher said. “Maybe Mike can hook on some place else.”

    Williams spent two seasons with the Lions, catching 29 passes for 350 yards and a touchdown in his rookie year. He was traded to Oakland during the 2007 draft, but the Raiders released him in October after he dropped a key fourth-down pass against the Titans in a 13-9 loss.

    LenDale White, a Titans running back and Williams’ former teammate at Southern Cal, said: “You’ve got to do what’s right for the team. I guess it’s the right move for the team. Hopefully, it is.”

    Meanwhile, the Titans signed former Wake Forest and New York Jets receiver Chris Davis.

    Tennessee also signed kicker Jon Vaughn, who was in camp with the club last year, to fill in for Rob Bironas after he strained his groin Monday. Guard Eric Scott was waived to make room.
     
  2. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug New Member

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    Mel Kiper's hair just caught fire! :icon_rofl:


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  3. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    What took you so long!!!


    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  4. TheLash

    TheLash Well-Known Member

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    wow, just wow
     
  5. super17

    super17 BoltTalker

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    :icon_rofl:......someone talk Liesure off the ledge
     
  6. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug New Member

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    Why would we want to do that? :lol:
     
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  7. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    I'll give him a push! :yes:

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  8. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    I'll give you $1 if you do. :lol:
     
  9. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    I'd do it for free! :icon_rofl:
     
  10. BlueandGold

    BlueandGold The Oracle

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    Don't forget VJ, who we got one round later in the same draft... and who was called the "poor man's Mike Williams" at the time.

    Looks like someone's Gawd again. :D
     
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  11. WonderSlug

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  12. Thunderstruck

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    "Bring him in, AJ!!!"™
     
  13. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Isn't 240 (formerly at 270) heavy for a Wide Receiver?
    If he's a Tight End, that could work but a Wide Receiver?
     
  14. Kwak

    Kwak ....

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    I'll trade ya a 6-pack for the rights.

    That Yugo was a fuking bust the day he was drafted.

    :icon_rofl: @ Mel and his wanna be L.
     
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  15. Retired Catholic

    Retired Catholic BoltTalker

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    Better not be Bud. Damn furriners.
     
  16. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug New Member

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    Vincent Jackson's 241. They both are 6' 5".

    However, VJ has this going for him that BMW doesn't:

    1.) Work ethic
    VJ doesn't show up to camp 30 lbs over weight and has been a veritable catching machine this year.

    2.) Speed.
    VJ's faster than BMW.

    3.) Hops.
    VJ's vertical jump is 1" more than BMW, even though BMW was 20 lbs lighter when he did it at the combine. There's no way BMW can jump as high as VJ now at 240 lbs.

    4.) Good blocking technique.
    VJ is a great blocker when the pass doesn't come to him. Mike Williams takes the play off.
     
  17. Thunderstruck

    Thunderstruck BoltTalker

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    VJ's 240.
     
  18. BlueandGold

    BlueandGold The Oracle

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    :yes:

    VJ is everything the Kipers of the world expected BMW to be.

    AJ skipped the BMW, but got the Bentley instead - and for cheaper.
     
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  19. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Oh. Most WRs at his height are about 220-230 but he's doing fine at 241.

    270... too heavy, unless your a TE.
     
  20. Charger Dave

    Charger Dave Back to the Alethiometer..

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    ...and VJ can run like a freaking deer! Williams, however........

    Detroit couldn't even get the guy to block downfield on swing passes - he just looked "lost"...
     
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  22. RM24

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    Great post Slug. Not to mention the most important A.J. trait. CHARACTER. I'll admit I was on this fools jock too and man I was SO wrong. I did however like VJ a lot and pimped him too since a lot of draft sites were pimpin him up. Damn, BMW aka Bust Mike Williams! What a freaking waste of talent....:no:
     
  23. BlueandGold

    BlueandGold The Oracle

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    Another thing - I think it's becoming pretty clear that coming into the league as a super-soph isn't exactly a good idea.

    Football ain't like basketball.
     
  24. WonderSlug

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    Yeah. If BMW only had VJ's character and work ethic, the Lions might not have needed to go with Calvin Johnson. They might not have been in position to draft him (CJ), because they could conceivably have won a few more games.

    But, hey, some posters, in the past, have said that talent was all that mattered, who cared about character and work ethic? :unsure:
     
  25. boltssbbound

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    VJ also has a genius level IQ.

    At the NFL combine prior to being drafted, VJ was bigger, taller and faster than BMW. In fact, VJ outperformed BMW in just about every single drill. When I mentioned that fact on the uniontrib board following the 2005 draft, I got slammed. I'm sure glad we got VJ instead of BMW, especially since getting BMW would have meant passing on Merriman.:abq1::abq2:
     
  26. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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    Yeah, dopey me!

    I remember being pissed when the Lions took him because I was hoping he would fall to us.
     
  27. Buck Melanoma

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    Good thing you aren't our GM, huh? :icon_tease:

    VJ is gonna bust loose this year. He & Chambers. Boo-yah!!!!! :tup:
     
  28. BoltzRule

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    It would of meant more than just losing Merriman, a lot wanted AJ to trade up for him by using both of our firsts.

    So that would of been no Merriman, no Castillo and no VJ for BMW. I'm glad that AJ is the one making the moves.
     
  29. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug New Member

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    :yes:

    NFL.COM analyst Pat Kirwan (I think) once said, "The GM that listens to the fans this year, will wind up sitting with them next year."
     
  30. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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    Indeed!

    Luckily we have a pretty damned good one. :tup:
     

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