Reading between Mike Williams' lines
Remember that contract extension that Bucs wide receiver Mike Williams, as of last month, believed was “very close?”
Well, it’s tough to know what to make of that seeing how the deal still isn’t done. And now, if you read Williams’ Twitter feed, you have even more reason to wonder. Williams sent out a cryptic message on Thursday that seemed to suggest things aren’t as far along as he would prefer.
“I FEEL LIKE MY FAMILY DON'T WANT ME....HAVENT I BEEN EVERYTHING YOU WANTED AND MORE WHY IS THIS SO HARD FOR YALL. .. AND WE SAY FAMILY FIRST (sic)” Williams’ message read.
The term “family” is key. Bucs coach Greg Schiano uses it as an acronym for one of the team’s mottos. It’s short for: Forget about me, I love you.
A couple important things to note here: Williams tends to be a bit dramatic in his use of social media, so take this for what it's worth. Also, last we heard, the Bucs and Williams' agent were still in regular communication and were still aiming to get a deal done.
As for matters on the field, Williams addressed those, too, saying, in part, in a subsequent message, “AHHHHHHHH THIS OUR YEAR....LETS MAKE IT HAPPEN!”
(Editor’s note: Next time we see Mike, we’ll be sure to tell him how to turn off the caps lock function)
I FEEL LIKE MY FAMILY DON'T WANT ME....HAVENT I BEEN EVERYTHING YOU WANTED AND MORE WHY IS THIS SO HARD FOR YALL. .. AND WE SAY FAMILY FIRST— * Mike Williams * (@Mikebuc19) July 11, 2013