BY LANDON RODY
Entering his fifth NFL season, there's still a lingering pressure for Mike Williams to perform in front of his family.
Now back in his hometown playing for the Buffalo Bills, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver is embracing that pressure with open arms. Not that he has a choice.
"It makes it a little more exciting playing in front of your family," Williams told BuffaloBills.com earlier this week. "You want to succeed in front of your family.”
Williams has plenty of experience running routes under the watchful eyes of relatives, given his stint at Syracuse under now Bills head coach Doug Marrone. The Williams' made regular trips to Central New York during that time, though he saw far fewer familiar faces the last four years in Tampa.
And maybe the biggest bonus of all? Getting to spend more time with his one-year old son, who also lives in the area.