Who better than Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone to explain what kind of player and person Mike Williams is and can be.
Marrone and Williams go way back.
Williams was Syracuse’s leading receiver when he abruptly quit the team in November of 2009. It was reported at the time that Williams was facing a second team suspension for misconduct before choosing to walk away completely.
In a statement released shortly after trading a 6th round pick to the Bucs for Williams, Marrone said those issues he had with Williams are in the rear view mirror.
“We feel Mike is a player who has the ability to help our team improve,” Marrone said Friday in a statement released by the team. “With regard to our time at Syracuse, I feel that is in the past for both of us. Today, Mike has an opportunity to get a fresh start to his career here in his hometown and regain his form as a productive player in the National Football League.
“We look forward to getting Mike into the facility and start our work preparing for the 2014 season once the players are free to report on April 22.”
Williams can’t say his head coach isn’t a fan of his, that’s for sure.