Williams: 'It wasn't just me at all'


Leading into the Raiders game, running back DeAngelo Williams had a message for everyone.

"Just relax and enjoy the show," said Williams.

No doubt everyone did as Williams put on a show to beat all shows, carrying the ball 27 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns.

"He put on a heck of a show," said tackle Marcus Gilbert. "He brings energy to the offense. He loves to come and play football. He comes to work with one thing on his mind and that is to get better.

"He is a very reliable guy. Whenever he is running behind us we don't worry is he is going to bring his all. He brings it every game. We are excited to have him on the team and to carry us the way he did was spectacular."

Williams, though, knows it wasn't just a one-man show. It was a full complement of players who made it all work.

"It wasn't just me at all," said Williams, who could be limited in practice early this week with inflamation in his foot. "I have been in this league a number of years. I know what it takes to win. I am a competitor. I love to win. I hate losing more than I like winning. I always put my best foot forward and give it my best effort."

Despite his effort, despite the performance, he knows the questions are going to keep on coming. Can he do it every week? Can he fill in for Le'Veon Bell at that level the rest of the season? Can he get the job done?

"Those questions aren't going to stop," said Williams. "It's just going to go on to the next question and the next one. I told the media after the game keep them coming. As long as there are questions, that means I am doing something right. When people have the answers that is when I am doing something wrong.

"It's fun just given the opportunity the Steelers have given me, going into my 10th season and Le'Veon going down and all the questions everyone has. I am just going to keep enjoying it."

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