Well, that explains why DT Kyle Williams hasn’t seemed like his normal dominating self this season.
The foot injury that kept Williams out of Buffalo’s loss to the Giants Sunday is apparently more serious than we hoped/expected. Head coach Chan Gailey said today that there is a very good chance Williams will miss more game action and that Williams will not completely recover at any point this season.
“It still looks like he’ll miss a game or two maybe and then we’ll re-evaluate at that point,” said Gailey. “I don’t know that he’ll be 100 percent for the whole year. I don’t know that he’ll make that.”
For his part, Williams has acknowledged the injury is a problem and will probably continue to be a problem for the rest of the season. “It is what it is,” he said. “It’s going to be something that I’m going to have to deal with for the rest of the year. Hopefully we can control it where I’ll be okay to play.”
Williams was an absolute beast in 2010, earning the admiration of many with his dominant play despite being surrounded by the league’s worst defense. However, he’s been extremely ordinary this season, recording just nine tackles with one tackle for loss and no sacks in five games. I had been wondering if the increased pressure from his big new contract or more attention from opposing offenses was the problem, but it’s clear Williams has been struggling with this injury. His best trait – explosiveness – has been taken from him, and we can only hope with some rest he can get somewhere near 100%