There are still plenty of people high on running back Ryan Williams (yes, I know he was the second back taken last year too) but none moreso that Williams himself. I mean that in a good way. Talking to him earlier this summer about his comeback, there was something he said that stuck with me. This is the kind of mindset, more than anything, that makes me believe he can return all the way. He’ll still need to prove it on the field, of course. But he wants, more than anything, to be important to his team.
“You can be, ‘My favorite running back is Adrian Peterson, but that kid Ryan Williams, that’s the guy,’ ” Williams said. “I want to be the guy that somehow, some way, you can’t leave out.
“I’m not a statistical guy. I could care less about breaking records. Records are meant to be broken. But when I step on the field, I want defenses to feel like, ‘Watch out for number 34.’ And I want our coaches to feel like, ‘That’s an irreplaceable dude right there.’ If 34 is not on the field, we are losing some type of dimension.’ I want to feel that it matters when I am on the field.
Players are in town today and report to Flagstaff tomorrow. #CardsCamp has arrived.
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