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June 17, 2014 @ 8:11 pm
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Cook And McFarland Debate The Mike Williams Contract (Audio)

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PewterReport.com's Mark Cook joined Booger McFarland and Marc Ryan on 98.7 The Fan FM on Tuesday to discuss the Mike Williams contract signed last spring. McFarland felt the deal was part of Dominik's failures as a GM while Cook argued that Williams himself is the issue.
Pewter Report’s editor and beat writer Mark Cook joined 98.7 The Fan FM’s Booger and Ryan Show on Tuesday afternoon to discuss former wide receiver Mike Williams’ struggles in Buffalo, and the six-year, $40.25 million contact he signed last spring with the Buccaneers.

Booger McFarland, a former Bucs defensive tackle and co-host of the show, said the signing of Williams to the large deal was an indictment of Dominik’s tenure in Tampa Bay, while Cook said he felt the failures to live up to the contract falls squarely on Williams.

Listen to the interview and share your thoughts. Was Dominik signing Williams to the deal a mistake, or should Williams take the blame for not living up to his end of the bargain?

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    McFarland is becoming the quintessential "Radio armchair Buc basher". Mike Williams' career in Tampa Bay finished with a PR thud and unfortunately after a season ended prematurely to injury. When healthy however, Williams was a steady contributor and btw was grossly underpaid until receiving the new contract. Given the fact that his old college coach STILL traded for Williams even after the injuries, and the trouble that followed him out of Tampa Bay, tells me that he knew of Mike Williams a lot longer and deeper than self absorbed "two time super bowl champion Booger McFarland".
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    I believe that the 19s contract was a good one, I do believe he was becoming a little distracted with off field issues. When he underperformed last year with his inconsistant play, I blamed it for his injuries. But after the season was over and what not, he had some grey areas of concern, it seems to me he wasnt focused and not really worried about his spot on this football team. I remember when I met him his rookie year and he had an outstanding one at that, I told him that I really enjoyed him being here and hope he becomes a great WR and somewhat of a legend and not like Michael Clayton (Remember him???) He had a great rookie season and just bust after that. 3 years later... here we are in a similair situation. We can never catch a break as far as WR and QBs.
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    GOODPEOPLE813-"never catch a break"? Ever hear of Joey Galloway or Vincent Jackson?
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    If I had to pick a side I would side with MC because I do think it was a good contract. The problem I have is the debate centered around the fact that Williams is a failure now. I have been to the opening weekend of training camp every year since 2008 so that includes all of the ones with M. Williams. Williams was always the most inconsistent WR on the field. I never witnessed a practice where he didn't drop at least one easy pass, usually two or three. Am I wrong MC? I'm sure they don't like seeing that up in Buffalo since they're paying him $1.8 million this year, but M. Williams is a gamer is the conclusion I came to years ago. Some guys are just like that. Does everyone see that we just signed WR Gettis that used to play for the Panthers? He sucks! For $1.8 million I would have liked to see Williams stay here for depth in 2014 and perhaps cut him next year when his salary escalates.
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    I agree with Mark, Williams was at the time worthy of the contract then something happened whether it was partying or lack of focus or whatever but Williams tanked, the end.
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