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Dolphins interest in Mike Williams is interesting

OK, they're not interested in Brandon Marshall. I get that. They're not interested in Terrell Owens, even as a short-term solution to a big problem. I sort of get that, also.

The Dolphins might not be interested in Dez Bryant if it takes the No. 12 overall selection in the draft to get him. Something about risk versus reward. I get that, too.

Yet there is an interest in Mike Williams.

Hmmmm. I'm trying to get that.

The team brought Williams for a visit at the Davie, FL. training facility on Thursday and spent several hours with him.

Williams is a 6-2, 220-pound prototype from Syracuse University. Well, he was from Syracuse University until he reportedly left the team in November. Those reports, by the way, were the result of Syracuse coach Doug Marrone saying Williams quit the team. So the sourcing cannot be questioned. Williams quit the team according to his coach.

It was a strange situation because Marrone said Williams went to him without being summoned and simply quit.

Asked at the time why Williams quit the team, Marrone said, "You'd have to ask him. I have no idea. I'm not going to discuss the conversation from my end. Obviously, I told you that he came up to me and voluntarily took himself off the team. That's it."

Well, that's not really it.

Reports later surfaced that Williams was on the verge of being suspended by Marrone when he decided to quit. It wasn't the first time Williams had issues at Syracuse. He was suspended from school in 2008 for cheating on a test.

When he quit with four games left in the season, Williams had 49 catches for 746 yards and six touchdowns. He ranked first in the Big East and 14th nationally with seven receptions per game. He was first in his conference and 20th nationally in receiving yards.

The saga of Williams leaving the team in 2009 is a big issue for teams. When a player leaves a team it raises questions as to how much he loves the game, it raises questions whether he's a quitter, it raises questions whether he's likely to repeat the offense in the pros if things get tough, because as Nick Saban used to say, past actions is the best predictor of future actions.

"I've been talking to all the NFL teams about that," Williams said during the Indianapolis Combine in February. " I want to leave it at that. But what I want everybody to know is I didn't quit. I'll leave that story at that."

So Williams didn't want to say what actually happened, or what he believes happened, but he did want to remove the doubt about him quitting.

"I told the teams that, all the teams know the whole story," Williams said. "I want to leave it at that, I don't want to make it a big media story. I just want everybody to know I didn't quit."

Williams apparently is admitting to teams that he cheated on the test. He told them he simply doesn't like school. And he's telling teams that he can be reliable.

"I want to let them know that I'm a nice person, I'm a good person," Williams said. "School was just my problem. I had bad judgment when I was young. School has been my problem, I want to let them know I can play football and be there for that team."

Obviously the Dolphins have bought in -- at least to the point of bringing Williams to town.

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Armando,

Please don't give any Saban quotes on anything. The guy has ZERO credibility, especially with us Dolphins fans. How ironic that you do a piece on QUITTING a team and a quote from Nick Saban appears.

Posted by: Craig M | March 26, 2010 at 04:33 PM


Hey yo Craig M.,,,SHUT UP!!!!

Please everyone, No more mention of "THE GREAT SATAN" NICK(SATAN)SABAN.........Thank you for your cooperation......

NICK SABAN WAS A GOOD COACH,HE JUST DIDN'T HAVE THE RIGHT PLAYERS.

Please don't give any Saban quotes on anything. The guy has ZERO credibility, especially with us Dolphins fans. How ironic that you do a piece on QUITTING a team and a quote from Nick Saban appears.

Posted by: Craig M | March 26, 2010 at 04:33 PM

Agree with you bro. Can't stand that fool(Saban)so much I cann;t stomach hearing his name.

Mike Williams seems like he has good size, very good hands, but a little slow... He is big enough to break a couple tackles though.

I wouldnt mind this guy in the 3rd or 4th

Drafting a WR will only hurt our ability to punt and play field position.

What's wrong with quitting? Did we quit when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

Williams did not mention that the night before he "quit" he was involved in a car accident with several other football players on their way back from a near by casino in the early morning hours and he knew that was strike 3.
He is not dependable, he wants to get paid. if you cannot handle collage ball you cannot handle the NFL. PASS on him.

I think our pick is pretty early in the 3rd though, so I would prefer the 4th... lots of good players will be around in the beginning of the 3rd

i am a very good coach and i am very good man .


Drafting a WR will only hurt our ability to punt and play field position.

What's wrong with quitting? Did we quit when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

Posted by: Dave Wanstache | March 26, 2010 at 04:51 PM


Germans????

Ask Bill Ruger: (@ 3:54 PM)

He's
a
W I F E B E A T E R !!!

two or three notches below LAWRENCE PHILLIPS!!
(he just hasn't been convicted...Yet.)

...and the 'opening doors for Ladies' thing aside...

HE COULD BE PLAYING FOOTBALL ONE DAY....AND BE IN PRISON THE NEXT!!!
(..Just when...for instance... the Dolphins PLAYOFF run is about to start'.)


Gabish?
.
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Andy, The defense has already improved with the cutting of Gibril(why mom, why'd you name me Gibral)Wilson, Joey(I.Q of the average temperature of Nome,Alaska)Porter and Adoyoe, and also the sacking of Paul(No Idea)Pasqualoni or whatever his last name was,the defense and the coaching sacked miami there last 3 games letting tenn,pitt,and whoever iam missing allowing them to jump out to a big lead in the 1st half and making miami play catch up which this team was unable to do....

Craig M,

The ran a 4.55 at the combine @ 6'1 1/2 and 221 lbs. I have seem a couple of sources state he is 6'2 and 204 lbs but that may have been earlier in his football career.

I see a slower guy that may be able to make some tough grabs but I don't see him getting much seperation.

I also agree that if you are quitting because you don't like school you can "potentially" do the same if things get rough learning wise in the NFL.

Some kids snap around when they start making $$ and others revert... more crapshoot analysis to stack on top of all the other.

I say if it was our 6th round pick I could see it...not losing much then. I would say as high as a 5th but we don't have one right now. 4rth I say no.

Cheers,

i wonder who bombed who ?

Riley cooper is the best WR in the world because i say so. I know everything. Mark that down !

the soul of this blog is here.....ROB IN OC

I'm the Best , even though riley cooper stinks . Mark it down.

Mike Williams seems like he has good size, very good hands, but a little slow... He is big enough to break a couple tackles though
Carlito, Which Mike williams???lol

What's wrong with quitting? Did we quit when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

Posted by: Dave Wanstache | March 26, 2010 at 04:51 PM

A great line from "ANIMAL HOUSE"

RIELY COPPER ISN'T MADE FOR THE DOLPHINS , WE WILL PASS ON HIM .

Nick Saban is a liar and a quitter. Great role model for all the young kids that he recruits. Not only could he not fulfill his obligations to the Dolphins but he couldn't even be honest about it. How this guy gets a reprieve from eveyone I don't know. He realized he was in over his head and he turtled.....good riddance!!

And Lou, I don't agree with your comments about Jay Fiedler at all!! He was the guy who had to come in and replace a legend in Marino. It was a no-win situation. Out of all the guys we've had in there since Marino left he's been the most effective (not including Pennington and Henne). Let's list them.....Culpepper (terrible), Griese, Frerotte, Green, Lemon, Feeley, Beck,McCown,Lucas,Huard,McGwire........

I know I'm missing some other guys but you get the point. Don't forget, Fiedler led us to won or two 11 win seasons and if I'm not mistaken I think there was a playoff game in there two. While he wasn't the most talented, he did have good poise, god scrambling ability and I feel he was a good leader.

allen, Joey in Jersey and Lou Costello,

I answered you all in the last blog thread regarding my BG post.

allen, since you cut and pasted your answer to me again on this blog thread @2:28 you should read it when you get a chance.

ALoco is in the hizzy I see!

Sup mang?

You gonna enlighten some on the blog today bud?

Cheers,

NICK SABAN WAS A GOOD MAN AND A FAMILY MAN .HE FOUGHT HIS HEART'S OUT AND BLED AQUA AND ORANGE .IF HE HAD A GOOD GROUP OF PLAYERS HE WOULD BRING US THE RINGS AND THE SUPER BOWEL .

Again, the questionable moves with the Ireland regime are piling up.

Bite the crap about "divas," its not worth a penny this philosophy as they continue to violate it..

Sign right away a veteran WR that can help, like Holt or T.O., or the best move, trade for Brandon Marshall

Why not look at a guy you can get in the later rounds and not pay an arm and a leg?

If we are looking at Saban for our draft pics...I think we know how that worked out last time.

we had a starting QB named Mcgwire????
when was this???

Ohh, and this really lame stuff about Saban being a "liar," quit crying..

Saban did what was best for him and lame Dolfans who villify him for that are a joke

Rob,

Thanks for the info bud....4.55 isn't bad at all, especially for someone his size. The one thing I do like about him is the fact he's not afraid to play in traffic, a nice change from you-know who.

If this guy drops I would be OK taking him in the fifth or sixth but I think someone will take a flyer on him before that.

THE SUPER BOWEL .

Posted by: ALoco | March 26, 2010 at 05:02 PM

The Super Bowel????? lol, only Aloco could say that...LOLLOLLOLLOL

CM,

Great movie Animal House! I believe it was:

"It ain't over until we say its over!!! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

"The German's didn't bomb Pearl Harbor, relax he's on a roll."

Great pluck of lines from and old classic, gj.

Cheers,

good 2nd or 3rd round pick. Looks a lot like Keyshawn Johnson...Parcells prototype for sure!

One poster hit it on the head. You can get a WR who is probably considered the 2nd most talented WR in the draft in the mid to late rounds because of his screw up as Syracuse in quitting the team.

There not a major financial investment as there would be for a Brandon Marshall, a guy who has had both trouble with the law and his team.

Personally, I think the regime will take a hard look at Dez Bryant if he get's to them at 12.

Posted by: The one thing I do like about him is the fact he's not afraid to play in traffic, a nice change from you-know who


Craig M | March 26, 2010 at 05:05 PM Who are you referring to Graig????lol

BillT,

The facts are the facts....he walked out and quit....and he lied about it. You won't change my mind about it. Let's agree to disagree. I'm just saying his name shouldn't be written about on here....Saban is a jerk!!

And superPHIN, Mark McGwire's brother Dan was with the Dolphins for a little bit.....pretty sure after Marino left. I believe he was drafted by Seattle in the first round.

Screw that idiot Nick sabitch. He's a damn quitter . Never shouldve took the job if he couldn't hack it in the pros. Any idiot that defends him must be just like him, a loser who can't man up to anything .

NICK SABAN IS A MAN OF INTEGRITY ,HE DIDN'T FIT HERE .

IF IT DOESN'T FIT YOU GOT TO QUIT . GREAT QUOTE FROM THAT OJ'S LAWYER .

Super Bowel.... lol...

Cuban,

I was referring to Ted Ginn....Mr Sideline....

Gotta go guys.....I'll check in later....

NJ PHIN,

I would actually take your boy WR Carlton Mitchell before this Mike Williams character.

Mitchell seems more fluid as an athlete and is faster.

WR C Mitchell 4rth-5th (if they trade into the round)
WR M. Williams 6th

Cheers,

So he told teams he doesn't like school and was quoted saying,"School was just my problem. I had bad judgment when I was young. School has been my problem". How is that going to help him when it comes to learning his playbook or sitting in team meetings for hours on end going over game film? He's going to be getting schooled through his whole career is he not? Maybe the phins are looking at him as a third or fourth round grab because at that point it might be worth the gamble. Mando, How do you not understand why these guys wont look at T.O.? Didn't Parcells already have to deal with this nitwit when Jerry Jones forced the issue? I don't think he wants to go through it again. Also, and this is the most obvious reason, if he's only going to be here for a year what would his real worth be to the team? Yes he's going to catch some balls and score somewhere near 10 tds but at what expense? Does he (knowing this may be his last season)go out with a bang and revert to the old T.O.? Does he get pissed at Henne for not throwing him the ball when he was open and berate him on the sideline on national TV? After he makes friends on the team will his antics rub off on the younger guys and set a bad example? Does he derail the Dolphins season by becoming a divisive figure in the locker room? Will he pout on the sideline when the team is down and alligator arm his catches for the rest of the game? There are so many negatives that this piece of s**t can bring to a team and if just ONE of those scenarios played out next season it would have been a really bad move signing him. Here's another reason you don't bring in T.O.! Is he going to help the other young receivers to get better by taking them under his wing and showing them how to be a good......bwaaahahahahahaha! I couldn't even finish the question without laughing to myself. OFCOURSE he isn't going to help anyone but himself. Come on Mando, what possible reason can you come up with for bringing him in? The only way he helps Henne to get better is if they find a receiver exactly like him the following season. Otherwise Henne will be throwing to someone with a completely different list of skill sets when T.O. leaves IMO.

Craig M,

You're probably right. Wiliams probably gets a taker in the 4rth which is too early to me.

Cheers,

GOOD POST NYSCOTT .

Yes it's a long post but some of us actually have to work during the day and don't get paid to chat on the internet all day long. Ya lucky bastards!

MEATBALLS... Aloco!
M-E-A-T-B-A-L-L-S !!!

Can anyone list all of the OLB's currently signed and on the roster.

"A man is measured by the adversity of the difficulties he face's through life"A Quote from The Cuban Meanace 3/26/10, With that being said Nick(The great satan)Sabin is not a man.........

NYSCOTT , THE BASTARDS THANK YOU .

Cuban,

If Saban's not a man, maybe we should pick up Brandon Marshall just to slap him around a little and then trade him to Seattle

MAMA MARIA IS COMING TO THE HOUSE TO COOK MEATBALLS .LONG TIME NO EAT MEATBALLS .

PriceMaster,

You mean real ones? lol

Cheers,

Yes.

looks good on tape. great pickup in 3rd or 4th round. school does suck. all he needs to know is football. but it will take him at least a year of bench time to learn plays and how to run nfl routes.

NYScott,

I have some epic novel type posts and have been blasted for it at times.

I don't care if you write for ever (As this Pot will not call the kettle black)... just put some breaks in the dang thing.

You have the time to do that right bro? I like your content it just makes it hard to read.

Cheers,

Price, What's your take on Ronnie(Wildcat)Browns recent entanglement???

I'm gonna agree about him 4 th or lower flyer on this guy...like I said before, NFL uses the colleges as an unpaid breeding ground for players...MLB u don't have to go to college, lot of guys sign out of high school and go to single A ball...The kid didn't like school, so what, like Parcells says about acorns and risk vs. reward...

You're right Rob, good advice. I just looked at that post and it does make it tough to read without breaks.

So on that note, here's my first post ever with a break but unfortunately I have nothing else to say on the Williams matter! Peace

Bobby, I think it has to do with his character or lack there of, like one of the posters says whats he going to do when he's on the practice squad for a year or two learning new plays and schemes??


So he told teams he doesn't like school and was quoted saying,"School was just my problem. I had bad judgment when I was young. School has been my problem". How is that going to help him when it comes to learning his playbook or sitting in team meetings for hours on end going over game film? He's going to be getting schooled through his whole career is he not? Maybe the phins are looking at him as a third or fourth round grab because at that point it might be worth the gamble.

Mando, How do you not understand why these guys wont look at T.O.? Didn't Parcells already have to deal with this nitwit when Jerry Jones forced the issue? I don't think he wants to go through it again.

Also, and this is the most obvious reason, if he's only going to be here for a year what would his real worth be to the team? Yes he's going to catch some balls and score somewhere near 10 tds but at what expense?

Does he (knowing this may be his last season)go out with a bang and revert to the old T.O.? Does he get pissed at Henne for not throwing him the ball when he was open and berate him on the sideline on national TV? After he makes friends on the team will his antics rub off on the younger guys and set a bad example? Does he derail the Dolphins season by becoming a divisive figure in the locker room? Will he pout on the sideline when the team is down and alligator arm his catches for the rest of the game?

There are so many negatives that this piece of s**t can bring to a team and if just ONE of those scenarios played out next season it would have been a really bad move signing him.

Here's another reason you don't bring in T.O.! Is he going to help the other young receivers to get better by taking them under his wing and showing them how to be a good......bwaaahahahahahaha! I couldn't even finish the question without laughing to myself. OFCOURSE he isn't going to help anyone but himself.

Come on Mando, what possible reason can you come up with for bringing him in? The only way he helps Henne to get better is if they find a receiver exactly like him the following season. Otherwise Henne will be throwing to someone with a completely different list of skill sets when T.O. leaves IMO.

Lou Costello.... Do me a favor man. Go back and read my post at 3:35. Does that post sound like a guy who wants BM on this team?... I was making a comment to Yazzi about a scenario that will NEVER HAPPEN... and you have decided to make it you business and tell me how you feel about Wife Beaters... Good for you... I place them (Wife Beaters) right above Child Molesters... but... just above that, I place people who don't mind their business (the comment was labeled for Yazzi, not you), or at least understand what a person meant in their comment. You could have simply asked what I was saying yet you chose to blast me instead. This Blog is notorious for not suffering those who are clueless... just giving you a heads up.

Gabish???

Thanks for your contribution. I will see ya around the campus.

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