Last year, there were several teams that made a youth movement to provide a huge spark for their teams. One of those big surprises last year was Tampa who went through several horrible years without any playoffs. They needed to make some changes and introduced a whole new coaching staff. They then went 3-13 with this youthful team, but they were a couple pieces away from contending. The next year, they found a dark horse in the fourth round that flourished in their system. They found a 6-2, 212 lb receiver from Syracuse named Mike Williams. He helped them to a 10-6 record contributing 16 starts, 65 receptions, 964 yards with 11 TDs (not bad for a rookie). Pretty sure our QB would have loved another target like that to go along with the huge cast of receivers we already had. It definitely would have helped with all the injuries we had at that position. We had a plug-and-play receiving unit last year for our offense.
In the 2011 draft, The Chargers selected Vincent Brown and everyone is raving that Brown is this year’s Mike Williams. That was the talk before the draft and it even continues afterward. As a senior, Brown caught 69 passes for 1,352 yards and 10 TDs. He runs a 4.52 and stands at 5-11 and he fits the mold for a Charger receiver even though he isn’t over 6 feet tall.
He is a local and is well aware of the Chargers culture. He’s not afraid to go over the middle and runs every and all routes well. He isnt a burner, but at the end of the day, he gets the job done. Philip Rivers should enjoy this target and hopefully the hype doesn’t cast Brown into making mistakes. We only hope he can contribute to the Chargers in the way Mike Williams did or does better. Let’s get that record Phillip Rivers was on his way to last year, having the most passing yards through 12 games. Could this be the year he doesn’t just take a piece of the pie, but takes the whole pie (Single season record for passing years). Air it out and lets get to it!