|09-23-2005, 08:59 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2005
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DW article from excite...
saw this on my home page, where they show about 4 football news items every day. Surprised to see Denver actually making some positive press. Usually it's all about Roethlisberger, or KC or Tom Brady or something.
With a Couple of Close Misses, Williams Shows He's Worth It
Sep 23, 3:28 AM (ET)
By EDDIE PELLS
DENVER (AP) - If Darrent Williams keeps doing what he's doing, the touchdowns and interceptions will come and there won't be anything the referees can do about it.
The Broncos rookie made two big plays last week against San Diego - a punt return for a touchdown and a game-sealing interception. Or at least he thought he made the plays.
The punt return got called back when the refs, interpreting the rule down to the letter, called the Broncos for too many men on the field because a few had left the sideline behind the play to get ready for the extra point.
"It was just too bad," Williams said. "I don't want to say too much more about it or I'll get in trouble."
The other play that was called back was an interception he made on the sideline with the game winding down and the Chargers driving. Williams and Keenan McCardell were fighting for the ball and though the play was initially ruled an interception, it was reviewed and overturned - correctly.
"My friends called me and told me it looked like a good play," he said. "But I saw the replay and it was a good call."
Williams also had a 29-yard punt return and, adding together all the big plays, it's becoming clear early that he was well worth the second-round draft pick the Broncos spent on him.
"He's a football player. You've seen that from Day 1," veteran safety John Lynch said. "His mentality, his skills make him a good football player. He has tremendous instincts and a love and a passion for the game. You like playing with a guy like that."...
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