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Buccaneers' Mike Williams is angry about statistics, this time

Mike Williams has a beef with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for wrongly portraying his career statistics. Except he's wrong. But at least it's entertaining.

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Mike Williams' twitter account is certainly starting to turn into...something. After that little snafu with his baby mama/contract, he's just continuing a string of over the top tweets. Ah well, at least it's entertaining -- even when he's wrong. Like here:

Well, Mike, I'm sorry to break it to you -- but you're wrong. You started every game in your career, except one: the Week 9 game of the 2011 season against the New Orleans Saints. Because in that game, you weren't on the field on the first play of the game.

Using caps lock is not going to make you more right, Mike, sorry.

I know, I know. The way the NFL counts starters and the significance with which its used isn't really logical if you think about it for a few seconds (snap counts would be much more sensible), but that's just the way it's defined. The players on the field for the first play of the game are the starters. That's just the way it is. And you weren't on the field for the first play of the game.

Don't believe me? Well, look for yourself:


That's Arrelious Benn at the bottom, Demar Dotson, Kellen Winslow and Luke Stocker at the right side of the offensive line and Legarrette Blount in the backfield. It's obviously a run-heavy formation, and Benn was often on the field for those plays because he was a better run blocker. I don't see a Mike WIlliams anywhere on the field, there, though.

Not convinced it's Benn?


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So, Mike Williams, you were not a starter for one game in your career. I hope you'll survive this terrifying blow to your statistics.

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