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What's the deal with Ian Williams?

  • buck
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Ian William was an undrafted free agent in 2011.

Williams has played in 4 games—3 in 2012 and 1 in 2011.

He has had a total of three tackles (0 in 2011 and 3 in 2012) in his NFL career.

In his first two years, he showed us very little—next to nothing.

Apparently, he was able to show the coaches much more than what we could see.

In early March, he was given a two extension worth 3.2 million.
The extension contract included a 1 million signing bonus.

Now, he seems to be the leading candidate for the starting nose tackle position.
Sounds like he's really stepping up in camp. It would be great if he, Dorsey and Tank can get into a rotation with Cowboy and Mac.
Yep, Fangio should have a lot more flexibility with the DL this season and Williams should be part of it. Additions of Dorsey, Tank and Dial should create a stout rotation that can be fresh thoughout the season. That's critical if they're going to have a consistent pass rush and stay strong against the run. The Giants have been doing that for years and it's been a strength of their D.
Sounds like another Tomsula handy work of coaching
  • cools
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Glad to hear he's doing so well, the DL depth is going to be solid
Originally posted by buck:
Ian William was an undrafted free agent in 2011.

Williams has played in 4 games—3 in 2012 and 1 in 2011.

He has had a total of three tackles (0 in 2011 and 3 in 2012) in his NFL career.

In his first two years, he showed us very little—next to nothing.

Apparently, he was able to show the coaches much more than what we could see.

In early March, he was given a two extension worth 3.2 million.
The extension contract included a 1 million signing bonus.

Now, he seems to be the leading candidate for the starting nose tackle position.

Would love it if he were able to come in and totally take that NT position away from the presupposed favorite in Dorsey. We'd basically have our NT depth back to where it was before with Sopoaga and RJF. Maybe it'd be even better.
  • buck
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Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Would love it if he were able to come in and totally take that NT position away from the presupposed favorite in Dorsey. We'd basically have our NT depth back to where it was before with Sopoaga and RJF. Maybe it'd be even better.


If Williams can hold the nose, Dorsey would be able to rotate across the defensive line.
Throw Carradine and Dial into the mix and we would be three deep at defensive end and nose tackle.

That would be very nice indeed.
What happened to Dobbs... They used him at TE, but he showed some good stuff at DT in the 2011 preseason games.
Originally posted by buck:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Would love it if he were able to come in and totally take that NT position away from the presupposed favorite in Dorsey. We'd basically have our NT depth back to where it was before with Sopoaga and RJF. Maybe it'd be even better.


If Williams can hold the nose, Dorsey would be able to rotate across the defensive line.
Throw Carradine and Dial into the mix and we would be three deep at defensive end and nose tackle.

That would be very nice indeed.

Hell yeah! Love what Im hearing about Ian. He was always a run stuffer

( scouting report when he came out )

Williams is recovering from a torn MCL suffered during his senior season, but he is a quality run stopper that could be an effective two-down specialist. He is near impossible to move when he gets in good position, as he is very strong and has a thick compact body. He is also a hard worker that never gives up on the play. He can be a very stout run stopper, but he is not athletic or technically refined enough to contribute in the pass rush. Williams is a one dimensional player, but he is human hole plugger and should get picked late.

If he added quickness over the past 2 years and can push the pocket from the middle like he's done so far against our 1st team Oline??? We may have a GEM on our hands!!!! Would love to see him start and have Dosey rotate with all 3!!!
"What's the deal with Ian Williams?" Answer: he's apparently kicking ass with his opportunity. Love the way this team develops it's own players.
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
What happened to Dobbs... They used him at TE, but he showed some good stuff at DT in the 2011 preseason games.

Still around and will be fighting for a spot. Hard to predict whether he will get one... we really have a lot of options, so the backup DL "battles" ahead are going to be really intriguing.
Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
What happened to Dobbs... They used him at TE, but he showed some good stuff at DT in the 2011 preseason games.

Still around and will be fighting for a spot. Hard to predict whether he will get one... we really have a lot of options, so the backup DL "battles" ahead are going to be really intriguing.

I get this giddy feel about the front 7 this year. Our front just gotten better with the depth and talent at both the D-line and linebackers. Can't wait for Fangio the bring the heat up front in games. Fangio and the D gonna blow up some NFL offenses
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
What happened to Dobbs... They used him at TE, but he showed some good stuff at DT in the 2011 preseason games.

Still around and will be fighting for a spot. Hard to predict whether he will get one... we really have a lot of options, so the backup DL "battles" ahead are going to be really intriguing.

I get this giddy feel about the front 7 this year. Our front just gotten better with the depth and talent at both the D-line and linebackers. Can't wait for Fangio the bring the heat up front in games. Fangio and the D gonna blow up some NFL offenses

SO PUMPED!!!! I think that if Ian can be as good as Soap against the run while providing a pass rush, then Ian + Dorsey ( who is a stud run stuffer as well ) > Soap + RJF. Plus they are younger and cheaper than their predecessors .

Add in that monster Tank, run stuffer Dial, Cam making a big jump this year rushing off the edge, letting Lemonier do what he does best..getting after the QB and our front 7 just got younger, stronger and more explosive! The Seahawks went out and made some short term FA pickups to upgrade their pass rush, but if our young guns pan out, we may have built a young and inexpensive MONSTER front 7 for the foreseeable future!!!

QB'S BEWARE!!!!
^ ^ I have half-heartedly tried to predict the front 7 fitting on the 53... and I just can't. Depending on how injuries dictate? We will be cutting loose some very good backup talent.

Should be loaded this time around.
Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
^ ^ I have half-heartedly tried to predict the front 7 fitting on the 53... and I just can't.

Seriously, it's harder than people realize esp. when you factor in the real unknowns of the CB/S positions!

DE (4): Justin Smith, Ray McDonald, Quinton Dial and Lawrence Okoye; Tank Carradine (PUP) - Demarcus Dobbs, Will Tukuafu and Tony Jerod-Eddie are gone. Tank is brought along slowly as well. They may keep Dobbs over Divens but we use the NT/DE positions as interchangeable a lot. So who adds more immediate value?
NT (3): Glenn Dorsey, Ian Williams and Lamar Divens (6'3" 340) - Mike Purcell is gone and Divens is my surprise early pick - he is used against the power running teams and in goal line and short yardage situations; this was a major weakness for us. Ian and Dorsey rotate...a lot!
OLB (4): Aldon Smith, Ahmad Brooks, Corey Lemonier and Cam Johnson - Parys Haralson is my surprise cut here. Cam shows he can seal the edge well AND pass rush making Haralson expendable. Do we really need more than 4 OLB's? If Haralson is retained, he is going to push a very good player off the 53. Tough call.
ILB (4): Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman, Dan Skuta and Nick Moody - Michael Wilhoite, Nathan Stupar and Darius Fleming are gone.Read more at http://www.49erswebzone.com/forum/niners/173235-guess-the-53/page19/#jzUVku8zjVW57tqd.99