Question: You have answered questions about receiver Johnnie Lee Higgins' performance, but what about Mike Williams? Although he is MIA, when he was able to participate I read that he more or less dominated. How do you see the Williams scenario unfolding? Could the starting lineup be Williams/Porter, Porter/Curry ...?
Keith Washington, Wilmington, Del.
Answer: Right now, the starting receivers are Jerry Porter and Ronald Curry.
Williams is going to be comfortable being in an offense he knows from his college days, but he still has to prove he can dominate when it matters.
Coach Lane Kiffin raved about Williams' one practice before he injured his hamstring, but anyone can have a good practice. I want to see him dominate consistently before any talk of him being a starter.
Because Porter and Curry do similar things well such as running short routes and being tough over the middle.
If Williams can dominate on the outside, he can give the receiving group a needed different look. If he does that, I expect Williams, Porter and Curry to play a lot together. Also, because of his size, Williams should be a force in the red zone - provided the team can get near the goal line.
Now, if he can get back on the field, the Williams scenarios can unfold. Maybe I'll see him practicing tomorrow.
- Jason Jones