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.”