Second year player
Williams understands the importance of being involved, arriving even weeks earlier than the voluntary program started so he could use the weight room and be prepared.
Williams shared his thoughts on a variety of subjects, including how much he has grown since his rookie season.
On his thoughts of the turnout of players at the offseason program: “Everyone understands what we are trying to accomplish. You want the Super Bowl. I think everyone feels the importance of that. This year we want to make an impact. I think the whole team really feels the importance of that.”
On having defensive assistant Joey Porter now as a point of reference: “I am thinking about renting out one of the rooms in his house and learning everything from him. I want to be baby Joey Porter. He played outside, but I want to learn as much as I can from him.”
On how different he is football-wise now vs. this time last year: “I feel like it’s light years difference, just the understanding I have from being under Coach (Dick) LeBeau. Just my understanding of the 3-4 and my role in it is tremendous. Going back and watching film I think if I knew then what I know today…the plays I could have made. But watching film and going back through with the understanding you can see that you have grown so much.”