The Detroit Lions have added lots of weapons to their offense this offseason, but perhaps one of the best was wide receiver Jameson Williams.
Williams comes into the mix from Alabama, where he was a star, do everything player his first season with the team. Unfortunately, he got hurt in the final game of the season, but that didn’t prevent the Lions from taking a chance on him for their offense.
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Now, Williams is taking his time getting acclimated back into the lineup. Even though that’s the case, quarterback Jared Goff is operating as if Williams is still in the lineup, something he is taking pride in doing in order to keep the youngster engaged and within the game plan. Goff discussed this with the media after practice on Tuesday, June 7.
“I just think doing my best to keep him involved and make sure he feels like he’s a part of what we’re doing. I’m not the only one, the coaches are doing that and the trainers and everybody but I think that’s what happens sometimes when these guys have these long rehabs is you can feel like you’re you’re not quite a part of it,” Goff explained. “I’ve had long rehabs in the offseason so just making sure he feels loved and knows he’s a part of what we’re doing and is going to be a big part of what we’re doing obviously hopefully sooner than later. We’ll see.”
Goff, of course, want to see Williams in Detroit’s lineup sooner rather than later because of all he brings to a team. Those attributes are something that Goff made himself familiar with quickly and seems to love even as Williams hasn’t been able to show off his stuff just yet.
“I watched his highlight tape on draft night, about 15 minutes or it whatever it was. He’s a really good player. He’s obviously extremely talented,” Goff said to the media. “I think what jumps off the screen first of all is his ability to make people miss with the ball in his hands and then obviously, his speed is second to none so a weapon for us for sure whenever he’s ready to go. I know they’ll be careful with him, but again, …read more