When rookie receiver Mike Williams looks across the field on Sunday he will see two very distinguished wide receivers in Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco. Owens just moved up to No. 2 all-time in NFL receiving yards behind Jerry Rice and Ochocinco is no slouch either with 10,248 receiving yards and 63 touchdowns.
Williams idolized those two while growing up and thinks it’s insane that they are now wearing the same uniform on Sundays.
“They are two great receivers that I have always looked up to and those two on the same team is crazy,” said Williams. “It’s like somebody is cheating. When you are playing a game and someone is making a team and picking receivers, if they pick T.O. and Ocho it’s like, ‘Bro, you’re cheating. I’m not playing against that team.’”
The 6-foot-2, 212-pound Williams has tried to emulate both of those players and wants to someday accomplish what they have been able to do on the field.
“With all the receivers in the league I try to take something from everybody and make it a part of my game, but especially those two guys,” said Williams. “Those are two guys that you have seen that are proven with their work and I want to go out there and do that.
“If I have half the success as those guys then I have accomplished something. To get to that type of level, I’ll feel great.”
When asked if he resembles one guy more than the other the fourth-round pick calmly said, “Nah, I’m Mike Williams.”
And with two of the NFL’s best watching from the other sideline, Williams will get a chance to make a name for himself against the Bengals this weekend.
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