WR Mike Williams - Free Agent

6-5, 210Born: 1-4-1984College: USCDrafted: Round 1, pick

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2011 Week 1 vs SF (5 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)

The game started slowly for Williams as he wasn't targeted in the early-going. Between that and Seattle's inability to maintain a drive, he was a non-factor early on. His four catches later though showed how this team will likely use him. Lacking the top-notch speed to be a significant deep threat, Williams will have to use his big body to shield defenders and make plays. He'll be used as a possession receiver to pick up modest gains and keep the team on schedule. His upside is very limited though due to his quarterback and other receiving weapons.

2011 Week 2 vs PIT (3 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Williams was the team's leading receiver last year so he must be writing Matt Hasselbeck postcards every Monday. He was hardly seen in this game. One of the two balls he wasn't able to catch wasn't his fault as Jackson led him so far to the sideline that Williams wasn't even able to get one foot down.

2011 Week 3 vs ARI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

One target on the day; no catches. I don't know what to say. Somebody ask Tarvaris Jackson what's up.

2011 Week 4 vs ATL (5 / 3 / 36 / 1 rec)

After being virtually ignored for three straight weeks, Williams was targeted early in the game, but the ball sailed over his head at the sideline. He would have to wait until the third quarter to make an impact, which he did in the form of a big 3rd down conversion on a button hook catch, to which he added a few yards after the catch. Williams followed that up a few plays later with a low catch over the middle just inside the end zone. Williams left the game shortly after that, reportedly due to a concussion

2011 Week 7 vs CLE (4 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Williams had one catch early on, an easy grab for 10 yards - in fact, it was a rare, accurate pass from Whitehurst. But he had very little presence after that, garnering only four targets on the day. Late in the game on 4th and 15, he was targeted but had absolutely no chance - he was covered well, and the wild pass didn't help.

2011 Week 9 vs DAL (3 / 3 / 41 / 0 rec)

Williams continues to post reasonable statistics as the Seahawks third receiver. He is lining up primarily to the left side and runs a lot of quick slants and out patterns. Williams is actually creating a nice amount of yardage after the catch on a number of receptions but he lacks the top line speed and agility to make the defense miss in the open field, particularly on receptions where he comes across the middle in to the heart of the defense.

2011 Week 10 vs BAL (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Williams was surprisingly irrelevant in this one, despite the Seahawks losing both Rice and Baldwin to injury at different points in the game. He only had one target.

2011 Week 11 vs STL (5 / 2 / 62 / 0 rec)

Williams seemed resurrected on the first play from scrimmage as he caught a bomb for 55 yards (thrown by Sidney Rice on a reverse-option play). Williams had a step on his man but not enough separation to break away after the catch. He looked much more confident than he has at any point this season, though he only had one more catch, a button hook in which he kept in motion after the catch for a few yards extra. One close call: Williams made a catch in the back of the end zone but didn't get his second foot down. He seemed to have the trust of his QB, but remains a crapshoot on any given week to produce.

2011 Week 12 vs WAS (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Williams was pretty close to terrible, dropping passes, losing jump balls and failing to get any separation on almost every route he ran. He was shut out on a day where he could have had a lot of success.

2011 Week 13 vs PHI (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Dark horse in the vacancy created by recently injured Sidney Rice failed to record a reception. His only note worthy production came when he injured Nnamdi Asomugha, and should've been called for offensive pass interference.

2011 Week 14 vs STL (2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

Fans still awaiting Williams revival, the big strong receiver has the ability and maybe could see more of a down field presence.

2011 Week 15 vs CHI (4 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)

Williams was looking good until he went down with an ankle injury in the second half. On one play, he showed great concentration and athleticism as he came back to a low thrown ball at the sideline. The catch was ultimately reviewed and ruled incomplete, but the effort was there. In the third quarter, he was targeted twice in a row, and on the second play, powered forward for a couple of yards after the catch, but then he limped off the field and didn't return.

2010 Week 1 vs SF (6 / 4 / 64 / 0 rec)

Williams looked comfortable stepping into what amounts to the WR1 role on this team. He came very close to scoring, but even without the points looked very impressive getting open and then ran well after the catch. Williams had a very good rapport with Hasselbeck and was a threat whenever he touched the ball.

2010 Week 2 vs DEN (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Williams didn't catch a ball until late in the 4th quarter, with the Seahawks down 31-7. To be fair, he was banged up coming in (thigh injury) and was also being covered by Champ Bailey. Still, a disappointing showing after a great start in week one.

2010 Week 3 vs SD (5 / 2 / 35 / 0 rec)

Williams had a quiet afternoon, though at least part of that can be attributed to injury. He hurt his shoulder early on, and was mostly in and out of the lineup after that point. He had a chance to make a big play early for an 86 yard touchdown, but it was knocked away at the last moment. It was a slant pattern, and there was nobody behind the defender if he hadn't knocked it away. The play he was injured on was a diving grab near the sideline. He picked up the first down, but came up holding his left arm after the play. Upon return, Williams was thrown to on a deep ball in the end zone. It seemed odd to throw a jump ball to a guy who just hurt his shoulder and possibly had trouble raising his arm, and that may have contributed to Quentin Jammer making the easy interception. His final reception was a quick out that initially went for eight yards, but he turned upfield and dragged several would-be tacklers for at least ten more yards en route to a long catch of 22 on the afternoon. Still, Williams wasn't in the game during several critical late-game possessions, suggesting that the shoulder injury was still lingering.

2010 Week 4 vs STL (5 / 4 / 32 / 0 rec)

Williams had a beautiful leaping catch on a high ball when he was Hasselbeck's hot read, and his hands and size could make him a productive receiver if this pass offense ever featured him, but it's unlikely that he'll get that chance. He's basically droppable at this point even though he is actually looking like he is here to stay in the NFL on the comeback bid.

2010 Week 6 vs CHI (15 / 10 / 123 / 0 rec)

Mike Williams must be making Detroit Lions fans jealous with his play so far this year. Standing at 6"5 240lbs, he is a very physically imposing receiver and uses his body well on short routes to catch the ball, despite decent coverage by the defender. He has quickly gained the trust of Hasselbeck who looked to him often and early in his progressions on passing plays. Williams also showed great chemistry with Hasselback, as almost every pass thrown his way was caught. Williams has very strong hands that can pluck the ball out of the air, from whatever direction it was thrown to him. He also displayed terrific concentration on a sideline catch, keeping both of his feet just in bounds to secure the catch. Hasselbeck used Williams in every one on one situation he was found in and he won most of these match ups with a wide variety of routes. He is a big target that will frequently tower over many NFL defensive backs. He had one drop on an otherwise very stellar performance. Williams is the clear #1 WR in this offense

2010 Week 7 vs ARI (16 / 11 / 87 / 1 rec)

He capped a solid day with a nice short TD catch. Williams was working short routes for a variety of reasons but mainly to help his QB out who was left without Okung to protect his blind side early in the game. Williams adjusted and ran a lot of underneath routes to hook up with Hasselbeck and pair with a solid running game that allowed the Seahawks to execute error free football and wait for an opportunity which they did with the special teams fumble and then pounce on it and score. Seattle has some very competitive football games coming up on their schedule which has some soft games too but a lot of winning records on the teams over the next 5 weeks. Williams right now is being asked to use his big body to shield between the QB and the defender. He is not going to break away on a lot of runs after the catch but he has a big frame and can muscle the ball forward. You can read the number of receptions he hauled in. He really came on at the end of the game to help Seattle close out Arizona who was playing inspired after Derek Anderson entered the football game.

2010 Week 8 vs OAK (5 / 1 / 27 / 0 rec)

Williams had a tough day working against excellent coverage. Mix that with inconsistent throws (often just out of reach), a brutal drop that would have been a sure touchdown, and it's clear that it coulda, shoulda, been better for the Seahawks top receiver. Interestingly, late in the 4th quarter, Nnamdi Asomugha (arguably the best cover corner in the league) was injured, and on the very next play, Williams beat Asomugha's replacement for his only catch of the day.

2010 Week 9 vs NYG (8 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)

Williams continued his Jekkyl and Hyde routine. On his very first play, he couldn't beat his man on a quick slant, barely avoiding an interception; later, he should have caught an easy TD pass but bobbled it, this time causing an interception. And later still, he made a beautiful diving catch on a medium-deep post pattern. The Seahawks have to be wondering why he doesn't do that more often. On the very next play, he was open and targeted again, but the ball was underthrown and intercepted. Chalk it up to not being in synch with a new QB, but for all his potential, on a team in utter disarray, he's just not a reliable start right now.

2010 Week 10 vs ARI (17 / 11 / 145 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)

Williams is a lot like the little boy who cried wolf. He had a stellar day, and you want to believe he'll do it every week, but somehow he doesn't. What most impressed, and gives hope for more big games, is that he caught the ball all over the field, and was targeted in just about every situation. He used his height on some, getting over top of the defenders to the ball, and on others his strength was evident as he caught and held on to the ball in traffic. His flaws were of the forgivable sort: one drop/fumble, which was reviewed and ruled incomplete, and the fact that he didn't score. He did come very close to the goal line on two catches, and was targeted once in the end zone, but badly overthrown.

2010 Week 11 vs NO (7 / 6 / 109 / 0 rec)

On the very first drive, Williams made a perfect catch on a deep throw down the sideline for a 68 yard gain. He looked great on the play, but simply didn't have the breakaway speed to get all the way to the end zone. Williams finally repeated his success in back to back games, catching almost every ball thrown to him and once again topping 100 yards, but he couldn't get into the end zone. His best chance wasn't much of one either; on an early drive, he was targeted in the end zone but the throw wasn't really catchable. Nearly all of his yards came in the first half, as he left the game with a foot injury in the 4th quarter.

2010 Week 15 vs ATL (13 / 8 / 66 / 0 rec)

Williams was the go to guy for either QB especially on third down but neither QB could consistently get him the ball. Williams is the clear cut #1 target in this offense but he had to deal with very quick throws and had to rely on yards after the catch for most of his production, which somewhat suits his large frame and agility. Seattle suffered from poor QB play early on and a lack of possession which hurt every player.

2010 Week 16 vs TB (4 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

Williams was virtually unheard of after Hasselbeck left the game. But to be fair, so were all the other Seahawks receivers. Whitehurst rarely had enough time for a downfield route to develop, which made Williams a non-factor.

2010 Week 17 vs STL (6 / 3 / 16 / 1 rec)

The big man didn't make a lot of plays in week 17, but his plays were some of the most important on the night. He caught the game's lone TD on a 4 yard crossing route on the opening drive and he later converted a key 3rd down grab.

2010 Week 18 vs NO (8 / 5 / 68 / 1 rec)

Williams will never be a receiver with breakaway speed, but his size allows him to be an effective short to intermediate option for the Seahawks. He can break loose deep on occasion as evidenced by his 38-yard touchdown, but his speed isn't among the league's elite by any stretch of the imagination. There were also a couple times where he and Hasselbeck appeared to not be on the same page. Williams still has some room for growth, but in what was essentially a second rookie year, he showed strides. If Seattle can pair him with a speedster, they will open up every level of opposing defenses.

2010 Week 19 vs CHI (13 / 4 / 15 / 2 rec)

Mike Williams struggled mightily in this game to get separation off the line of scrimmage as the Bears employed a lot of press coverage as a sign of their lack of concern over Seattle's ability to beat them deep. Williams was targeted several times on timing routes by Hasselbeck but the passes were often broken up. Williams lacked that "my ball" mentality that you would like to see from your top receiving option. Despite this, he managed to score two touchdowns in this contest. One score came when he was lined up in the slot near the goal line. He ran a simple out route for an easy pitch and catch. The second touchdown was bizarre as CB Charles Tillman had a chance to intercept an errant pass but ended up batting the ball up and into Williams' outstretched hands.

2007 Week 1 vs DET (4 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

After being traded from the Lions, Williams surprised some by making the final roster. Williams only tallied one catch for 11 yards, but his playing time may increase with the unspectacular showing by Porter.

2007 Week 3 vs CLE (5 / 1 / 24 / 0 rec)

Williams found himself open much of the afternoon, but did not help himself out by dropping a potential touchdown reception and losing a fumble to let Cleveland back in the game. After making a nice catch across the middle of the field, Williams was stripped of the ball and was not targeted again in the final 26 minutes of the game.

2007 Week 4 vs MIA (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Williams scored a touchdown in the first quarter when Daunte Culpepper targeted him in the back of the endzone, however Williams was called for offensive pass interference and the play was reversed. The call appeared to be somewhat questionable. Williams only had one other target, and he dropped it. He lined up as the slot receiver in this game, though the Raiders did not run a lot of three receiver sets.

2007 Week 6 vs SD (4 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

Contrary to popular belief, Williams actually is still alive. He hauled in three passes, including one grab on the sideline that demonstrated tremendous footwork and awareness. It's obvious that Williams has got some skills, and while he wasn't thrown to a ton, he was certainly a factor in the offense in this game.

2007 Week 7 vs KC (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Williams was pretty much out of the mix. He was targeted only once and did not have a reception.

2007 Week 8 vs TEN (5 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

Williams received five targets, catching two passes for 20 yards.

2006 Week 3 vs GB (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Williams was targeted just once in the last minute of the game.

2006 Week 5 vs MIN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Williams played early when the Lions went to a four receiver set. His name wasn't called again until early in the second half, when he dropped the one and only ball intended for him on a slant route.

2006 Week 12 vs MIA (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

The other Williams started the game and was given a round of applause when he made his first catch of the season, a seven yarder in the first quarter.

2006 Week 13 vs NE (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Williams saw his first target on a deep cross at the end of the first target. He made a solid diving attempt at the ball, but QB Jon Kitna placed the pass too far out in front of him. His only other credited target wasn't really a purposeful target from QB Jon Kitna. Kitna was lobbing the ball downfield trying to avoid a sack. Williams just happened to be the closest receiver on the play.

2006 Week 15 vs GB (3 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)

Williams was allowed out of the Lions' doghouse long enough to catch three passes for a team high 42 yards. He entered the game late in the third quarter.

2006 Week 16 vs CHI (7 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

Williams is becoming a viable option at wide receiver. He only caught two of the seven passes thrown to him, but it's good to just see the former first round pick participating with positive results.

2006 Week 17 vs DAL (3 / 2 / 28 / 1 rec)

Williams had two receptions for 28 yards, including a 21 yard touchdown catch. It was his second career touchdown catch and the first since the first game of his NFL career. He was the target of Detroit's only two point try of the season, but the pass was incomplete. Williams finished a disappointing second season with eight catches for 99 yards.

2005 Week 1 vs GB (1 / 1 / 3 / 1 rec)

Mike Williams did not get involved until the second quarter, as he was the intended recipient on pass in the second quarter that was overthrown by QB Harrington. The two players connected later in the fourth quarter for a three yard touchdown strike to finish the scoring for the game.

2005 Week 2 vs CHI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Williams was only targeted three times and did not record a reception for the game. He did catch a 44 yard pass down the right sideline, but the play was called back due to his own pass interference penalty. He also was targeted on a third down play over the middle that he tipped in the air and was caught by teammate Kevin Johnson for a first down.

2005 Week 4 vs TB (4 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)

Williams made his first reception for two yards in the second quarter. He made his second reception of 11 yards in the fourth quarter to gain a third down conversion. At the end of the quarter, Williams was targeted in the end zone, but was out of bounds when he came down with the reception. It would have been a great catch, but there are lots of receivers in the league who would have shown better footwork and come down with a completion and touchdown there.

2005 Week 5 vs BAL (4 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Williams didn't show much, only catching one of the seven balls thrown his way.

2005 Week 6 vs CAR (2 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)

Williams was called for a false start penalty in the third quarter. In the third quarter, Williams made a nice 13 yard catch and broke a tackle to gain some yards, but he fumbled and Carolina recovered the ball. He made a 13 yard reception over the middle in the third quarter. He left the field in pain after the catch.

2005 Week 7 vs CLE (7 / 5 / 95 / 0 rec)

With the absence of Roy Williams and Charles Rogers, Mike Williams has been asked to become the playmaker in the receiving corps, and responded in this game, nearly reaching the 100 yard mark, including a 49 yard catch at the end of the first quarter. Williams did, however, have a critical fumble in a game tied at 10-10, though the error did not cost his team the game on this day.

2005 Week 8 vs CHI (7 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)

Garcia targeted Williams during the first quarter, but the pass was thrown too high. Williams dropped his second target. He made his first catch near the end of the third quarter, a ten yarder over the middle. Williams was called for a false start penalty in the fourth quarter. He made a ten yard reception two plays later. He made a seven yard catch in overtime, but was the target of Jeff Garcia's interception that won the game for the Bears.

2005 Week 9 vs MIN (9 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)

Although he injured his knee in practice this week, Williams did start for Detroit and ended the day with four catches for 43 yards. Williams had a couple of deep passes thrown his way early but both were well overthrown by Harrington. He has not scored a touchdown since week one against Green Bay.

2005 Week 12 vs ATL (9 / 6 / 84 / 0 rec)

Williams saw his first target during the first quarter on a third and three. He wasn't the primary receiver on the play, but did a nice job staying active and made himself available for a 15 yard reception. He then proceeded to drop two passes, and run a wrong route that resulted in an interception. Five of his six receptions occurred in the fourth quarter during garbage time.

2005 Week 13 vs MIN (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Williams had one catch for six yards and was targeted only three times on the day.

2005 Week 14 vs GB (4 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Williams was targeted five times in the game but he pretty much went unnoticed since he only pulled in one catch for six yards.

2005 Week 15 vs CIN (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Williams caught the only ball thrown to him for a nine yard gain.

2005 Week 16 vs NO (5 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)

Williams had one catch for 21 yards on the afternoon.