Imagine signing a 1 year $1.5 million dollar contract as an NFL player who is 29 years-old and looking for one last big contract before your body gives out from the rigors of professional football. If you have even an ounce of pride and dignity in your body, you would most likely attack that “don’t tell me, show me” 1 year contract with a vengeance to prove doubters (and prospective teams) wrong. That’s just how I’d do it, but apparently Roy Williams didn’t get the memo.
It’s either that, or he doesn’t give a rat’s ass and is coasting through his career. Whatever it is, it doesn’t make the Bears a better football team which is all people care about. I have only touched on the Williams topic sparingly because my Bears wide receiver fatigue has me at a Jordan flu game level. I’m frustrated beyond comprehension at just how indifferent the Bears are at finding a bad-ass for the franchise player to throw the ball to. It’s as if big time receivers repulse the entire organization.
If I’m Jay Cutler, I’m seething right now. Sure, Cutler said the right things and defended Williams after his two drops vs the Giants, but there is no defending a receiver coming to camp out of shape, even with the lockout. Lineman? I could understand that, but guys who run all game long? It’s unconscionable. I’m thrilled that receivers coach Darryl Drake let it be known the starting spot Williams was given without proving anything as a Bear is in jeopardy.
Williams’ comments put him on my diva wide receiver hate list. If you missed it, here is what the guy who signals for 1st downs after he drops passes said…”My fault, media,’” Williams said. “I’m a sarcastic guy. I like to smile a lot. So I won’t do that anymore.” Holy shit is this cat hysterical! Is he performing at the Charlie Sheen Roast? Be sure to shoot a tweet my way if he is.
“I had a drop? I didn’t have a drop,” Williams said. “If you want to count it, you can. I think the DB made a great play to knock it out as soon as it got into my hands, so I didn’t drop the ball.”
Um, huh? This is just a glimpse of how weak minded this dude is. I wonder if it ever dawns on Roy Boy that he might just be bad at football now. Since it’s preseason, we’ll say it was the greatest pass breakup, ever, by Aaron Ross. Whatever.
Do you know what made Jerry Rice truly special? You know- beyond the incredible ability and all of the records. It was his willingness to accept blame when he didn’t perform. I’m not trying to compare the two players, but if the greatest player- ever- can take blame when he dropped balls, can’t a guy who barely was noticed during free agency?
If you are going to act like a diva, you better come into camp in T.O. shape, and produce like 81 did. Who knows, maybe Williams develops a rapport with Cutler and he approaches his ’06 numbers (82 catches, 1,310 yards and 7 touchdowns), but I wouldn’t bet your money on that proposition.
Williams is far more likely to replicate his ’07-’10 numbers where he averaged 28 catches, 389 yards, & 3.5 TD’s. You know where that Roy Williams takes the Bears? Right where it took them last year– on a desperate and hopeless trail searching for anyone to help out the franchise’s most important player. I’m going to go throw up at the thought of this ass-hat short arming passes over the middle, and cutting off routes.
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