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Old 04-30-2014, 01:38 AM   #1
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Williams: ‘I can focus on my craft and get better’

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Second year player Vince Williams is taking part in his first full offseason program with the Steelers, which began last week with Phase One of the program.

Williams understands the importance of being involved, arriving even weeks earlier than the voluntary program started so he could use the weight room and be prepared.

Williams shared his thoughts on a variety of subjects, including how much he has grown since his rookie season.

On what it was like to have time off after a long rookie season: “I don’t think there is an offseason. Once you get in it you realize if you want to be the kind of player you want to be, and be elite, you don’t have the opportunity to be off. I took advantage of having that time to know what I need to work on for the season and tried to get better in those areas.”

On his thoughts of the turnout of players at the offseason program: “Everyone understands what we are trying to accomplish. You want the Super Bowl. I think everyone feels the importance of that. This year we want to make an impact. I think the whole team really feels the importance of that.”

On having defensive assistant Joey Porter now as a point of reference: “I am thinking about renting out one of the rooms in his house and learning everything from him. I want to be baby Joey Porter. He played outside, but I want to learn as much as I can from him.”

On having the full offseason program to take advantage of: “Last year when we came in we were rookies and thrust into it. Now we are understanding how it goes. It’s not like I am in a panic or rush. I can focus on my craft and get better.”

On how different he is football-wise now vs. this time last year: “I feel like it’s light years difference, just the understanding I have from being under Coach (Dick) LeBeau. Just my understanding of the 3-4 and my role in it is tremendous. Going back and watching film I think if I knew then what I know today…the plays I could have made. But watching film and going back through with the understanding you can see that you have grown so much.”

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Default Re: Vince Williams: ‘I can focus on my craft and get better’

I'm actually hoping Vince turns out to be that diamond in the rough.

I'm a big believer in him.
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I hope he gets better.

As an aside, does anyone refer to their job as a craft?
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I think Martha Stewart and Glenda the Good Witch do.
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I hope he gets better.

As an aside, does anyone refer to their job as a craft?
I've always thought of my job as a craft, and use that term often.

As for Vince WIlliams, He did show some promise in our base package. Unfortunately, that was less than 50% of the snaps we had on defense. In order for him to take the next step, he's going to need to get his pass coverage up to scratch.
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craft beer, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Williams has got the potential

at the very least, he could be a Hoke type player, which, for a 6th round pick - would suit the Steelers just fine - never know though!
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I've always thought of my job as a craft, and use that term often.

As for Vince WIlliams, He did show some promise in our base package. Unfortunately, that was less than 50% of the snaps we had on defense. In order for him to take the next step, he's going to need to get his pass coverage up to scratch.
Good for you, I gotta use Craft more often in my day to day life.

As for Williams in pass coverage.........who really cares? Somebody has to come off the field for extra DB's and its not likely Timmons. Williams was always projected as a 2-down ILB and I think that is what he is. He's shown more athleticism than I thought and he is a younger upgrade to Larry Foote, which is what was needed.

I like this kid a lot and think he starts at ILB for the next 5 -7 years for the Steelers.
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Good for you, I gotta use Craft more often in my day to day life.

As for Williams in pass coverage.........who really cares? Somebody has to come off the field for extra DB's and its not likely Timmons. Williams was always projected as a 2-down ILB and I think that is what he is. He's shown more athleticism than I thought and he is a younger upgrade to Larry Foote, which is what was needed.

I like this kid a lot and think he starts at ILB for the next 5 -7 years for the Steelers.
Gonz,

It is a problem. All a QB has to do is to come to the LOS, if Williams is in there, audible to a pass. If Garvin, or worse yet, Palamalu is in there, run. How many times did we se that last year. You just can't be tipping the offense off like that and expect to be a great defense. JMO.
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