Sunday, February 1, 2009

Roy Williams says Lions practiced harder

Cowboys WR Roy Williams says that the Lions practiced harder than the Cowboys. That's pretty easy to believe.
"The practices in Detroit are a lot more difficult than they are in Dallas," Williams said. "Rod Marinelli had us moving at a faster tempo. The receivers were blocking downfield after every run and every catch, no matter who ran the ball or who caught the ball..."

"I tried to do it when I first got here, but none of the guys were catching on, so I felt like an idiot running out there by myself," Williams said. "So I quit doing it, but I'm going to start that back up come the off-season work. If people come with me, fine. If they don't, I'm going to get my work in. It's my time to be a leader on this football team."
The one thing you kept hearing as the Lions kept losing was that their guys didn't give up. That's commendable, but they just don't have enough talent to compete.

On the other hand, the Cowboys have a ton of talent. But they (in general) always seemed unfocused and lacked the heart.

Although it would be better if Williams did his talking to the team and in the locker room instead of in/to the media, I hope the 'Boys follow his lead on the field. (Although I won't be holding my breathe.)

Learning from T.O., Williams threw the OC and QB under the proverbial bus. But I happen to agree with him.
"If the coordinator wanted to get the ball to me, he could. And the same thing with the quarterback," Williams said. "I just do my part, beat the guy and put it on film and show the coordinator that I can run routes and win in this league. Unfortunately, that didn't happen this year. Hopefully, it can happen next year."
The Cowboys gave up a lot for Williams. I still don't understand why they didn't try to get Williams more involved in the passing game.

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