Seattle’s Mike Williams doesn’t believe he deserves Comeback Player of the Year

Seattle wide receiver Mike Williams believes you have to establish yourself before you come back from something.  That’s why he doesn’t believe he deserves any hardware at the end of the season.

“If you can really put your finger on something that I came back from, maybe it’s Comeback Couch Player of the Year,” Williams told Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times.

This doesn’t sound like false modesty.  Williams legitimately doesn’t think he fits the criteria of the award because he essentially wasted the years since he was drafted in 2005.   Williams believes one of his teammates is far more worthy:

“Leon [Washington] is one of the top guys in the league at what he does,” Williams said. “He came back from something. . . .  That award is for people who have established themselves in the league.  Established themselves playing at a high level and then hit a misfortune, injury or what have you.”

Both players make compelling cases.  Coming off a compound leg fracture, Washington has three kickoff return touchdowns and nearly had a punt return score.  Special teams is the biggest reason why the Seahawks have won six games.

Williams was a reclamation project that originally wasn’t expected to make the team.   The former USC star leads the Seahawks (by far) with 60 catches and 720 yards.    Even though we disagree, he says you should establish yourself first before making a real comeback.

“I don’t represent that,” Williams said.  “I’m not trying to beat myself or talk down on myself, but I don’t represent that.”

31 responses to “Seattle’s Mike Williams doesn’t believe he deserves Comeback Player of the Year

  1. Fully agree Mike Williams. Not with Mike Vick in the running is there even a chance of you winning comeback player of the year because player of the year is going to Brady.

  2. He is right to an extent. He won’t get the award, much due to the factors that he listed.

    But he is also wrong. Even though he never established himself in this league, he was absolutely amazing in college and was drafted very high.

    He essentially “came back” from being a monumental disappointment to being a solid WR.

  3. Ya gotta respect that even if it is a bit false. I also DO agree with him that comeback by definition implies something was done before and a return to that form occurred.

    Given the transformation he’s had and his apparent improved attitude it’s hard not to gain some respect for the kid.

  4. rickah8888 says:

    Dec 24, 2010 9:37 AM

    Mike Williams?? Who is he?? I didn’t even know he was in the running!

    Mike Vick all the way!
    ________________________________

    Well then stop watching Dancing with the Stars and watch some football, because he took a career that was in the grave and came back to be a very effective WR.

  5. Perhaps, the Vikings ML, Henderson is worthy of the award. I never thought we’d see him play again, yet play at the level he does, the very next season after breaking his femur. That is far from your average ‘out for the rest of the season’ injury.

    Washington, also a good choice. Not sure about Vick, as he is two years removed from his ‘bottom’ and was healthy last year.

  6. Good attitude Mike!

    Now for the award, please not Vick! The award should not go to someone who was a 2nd string QB last year and now a great player again. If it was his first year back from prison maybe, maybe. But last year he was in the NFL, on a team, and just wasn’t starting, so what did he exactly come back from last year? 2nd string, that’s it. so please, Vick doesn’t fit the award, as well as he has played, he doesn’t qualify for the award. Last year, yes, he qualified but this year, he doesn’t.

  7. Shrewd maneuvering on Williams part in my view. He probably realized that he wasnt going to win the award. So instead of saying he thinks he should be in the running he realized he would get more good will if he said he didnt deserve it.

    I dunno if he did that but if he did I think its genius. I have more respect for him after hearing this and I think he could be full of it. So either way if hes being honest or being smart I like it.

  8. oranjellojones says:
    Dec 24, 2010 9:30 AM
    Ya gotta respect that even if it is a bit false. I also DO agree with him that comeback by definition implies something was done before and a return to that form occurred.

    Given the transformation he’s had and his apparent improved attitude it’s hard not to gain some respect for the kid.

    +++++++++++++++++++++

    Can we stop calling twenty-something-year -olds “Kids”?

  9. Sorry but the Comeback Player of the Year award is only given to players who didn’t play in the NFL very much one season then came back the very next year and performed outstanding. With that said, Vick’s first year back from suspension was last year, not this year so he basically has no chance of winning it.

  10. @ zoxitic,

    Basic math applies to this situation:

    Zero(Mike Williams & Seattle) x anything = zero.

    He’s a nobody playing on an irrelevant team. Case closed.

    “Dancing with the Stars”? Don’t even know what that is, thankfully.

  11. Amazing that a great story like this kid’s can generate so many snide comments. Great to see Williams finally dedicated to the pro game and having some success. Maybe he wins, maybe he doesn’t, but is sounds like he’s more interested in continued success than a trophy. I thought that was a good thing.

  12. Mike Vick. Came back from prison to be mentioned along with Tom Brady as an MVP. Had a Jordan-esque 4th Quarter. Scored 6 times against the Redskins.

    What else do you have to do to win Comeback POY.

  13. Its nice that he might get it but he should make a big donation to a charity in Detroit since he has basically admitted he didnt try when he played there

  14. Didn’t Ron Mexico play last year? What’s he coming back from, the bench? Plus his “comeback” was self inflicted, same as Mike’s. Leon Washington, Wes Welker, others are much more deserving.

  15. I’m not sure what in the world Packersbacker12 is talking about, because Vick is going to win this award and win it big.

  16. Mike Williams very classy! He has learned something in his “dormancy”!

    E. J. Henderson of the Vikes is the real comeback kid!

    I encourage everyone to read his story. History making comeback! Vick also is deserving, however he didn’t have to go through what Henderson went through to just walk much less play at a pro-bowl performance as the Middle Line Backer and captain of the defense!

  17. Williams has a history of saying the right things, at least since he started bouncing around the league. He had similar “mature” quotes with the Raiders and Titans.

    He always sounds completely sincere, too. But good for him if he’s finally walking the walk instead of just talking the talk.

  18. Basic math applies to this situation:

    Zero(Mike Williams & Seattle) x anything = zero.

    He’s a nobody playing on an irrelevant team. Case closed.

    “Dancing with the Stars”? Don’t even know what that is, thankfully.
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    Moron. I hope your team has actually done something ever and if you’re an Eagles fan. LOL Irrelevant to who? I know you want to give Ron Mexico oral but that is irrelevant to ‘fans’ outside of Philly. Or whatever ‘fan’ base you come from. Seahawks rule the NW. Outsde there, minus scatterd fans people don’t give a fck about the Seahawks and we really don’t give a fck about any other team. As if you are in a higher class then everyone! lol. Please don’t procreate

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