Originally posted by 49erWay:
Who said anything about "getting rid of" Williams? I sure didn't. I like he redeemed himself also and have always pulled for him. But his head might be a mess after the season on punts and its playoffs. I would like to see one of our other players who lives to take punts and kickoffs step up, somebody who wants it bad and is automatic on the catch.
You knew if John Taylor muffed one it was a complete fluke. Not so with Williams.
NO PROBLEM whatsoever with him in the slot though, he's a player there.
Look, I'm no fan of KW, but you're really reaching here. Why is it a fluke if JT muffs a punt, but . . . oh . . . par for the course if KW does the same?
How many did KW muff last year? Come to think of it, how many did he muff the year before? His two mistakes that everyone talks about were not drops while trying to field a punt. One was allowing the ball to hit him way after it hit the ground and was bouncing around (yea, that was dumb, he needed to get waaaay out of the way), and the other was being stripped of the ball AFTER he fielded the punt cleanly.
He's pretty much "automatic", as you put it, on making the catch.
I'm not here advocating KW to be the Niner PRer, we'll let the coaches decide that over the course of training camp, but to label him emotionally scarred to the point of unreliability in the return game is ludicrous.
[ Edited by Rsrkshn on Jul 22, 2013 at 12:47 PM ]