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    Grant Williams gutted it out today and really rallied at the end, but he was dominated for much of the game. Same thing that happened in the new orleanes game with charles grant and the atlanta game. I think we need to give him a little more help. I am not saying williams is bad, i think he is adequate, but he needs to be better one on one when we run our deep patterns.

    ramming speed to all

    general counsel

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    Stating the Obvious, Grant Williams is a Menace!
    by Guest
    You had to know it was only a matter of time before grant williams got bulger injured. We may have dodged a bullet if indeed the reports of the injury being only a bruise are accurate, but this was bound to happen. Its a miracle that bulger has not been killed by now.

    Williams is repeatedly beat every way imaginable. Speed rush, bull rush, Glendonn Rush, it doesnt seem to matter. As i have said for weeks, he is probably the best #3 tackle in the nfl, but with the deep patterns our offense runs, he is completely unworkable.

    The irony of course is that the play that got bulger hurt was by no means the hardest or most awkward hit he has taken. Its simply the law of averages. The more likely you get hit and slammed to the turf with a 300 plus pound guy falling on you, the more likely you are to get hurt.

    I thought the line protected very well today. The pressure came 99% over williams and sapamamliamula. Unfortunately, with tercero out for the year and sapamamliamula learing the position, williams is really the best option we have, which is a sorry situation and does not bode well for the continued health of our qb's whoever is in the game.

    I hate to beat a dead horse, but the turley injury just devasted this team from both a personnel and cap perspective. It has totally changed our offense.

    ramming speed to all

    general counsel
    -12-05-2004, 01:43 PM
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    Grant Williams needs to rest....
    by Guest
    I dont see how we can let grant williams play on friday night. he is now a key guy for us this year and while i applaud his willingness to play with pain to help the offense find its rhythm and protect bulger, now is NOT the time to be a hero. We need him at full strength for opening week and i dont see how we can afford to take the risk that he aggrevates the ankle. I read he is in a walking boot when he is not actually on the field. During the season is one thing, but this is preseason. Seems too risky to me.

    any thoughts.

    general counsel
    -08-25-2004, 05:47 PM
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    Roland Williams returns!
    by Guest
    rams signed roland williams today, one year deal. I wonder if this means that cleeland wont be back.

    general counsel
    -03-09-2005, 04:55 PM
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    Grant Williams Part 2- someone please respond!
    by Guest
    I hope someone will respond to this post. Last week, i said basically the same thing and no one responded, probably lost in the euphoria of the great comeback win vs. the seahawks.

    Bottom line, williams is getting killed one on one every week. Happened against new orleanes, seattle and again tonight. We really miss turley. I like williams and i think he is ok, but in our offense (remember the st clair debacle), with all the deep routes we run and all the receivers out in the pattern, it is a real problem when the right tackle is getting beat one on one consistently.

    The easy answer is that we have to give him more help. I know that this disrupts some of the things we want to do offensively, but sacks aside, the hits bulger is taking are coming frequently from williams' guy.

    Am i overreacting or does anyone else see the same thing i am seeing.

    ramming speed to all

    general counsel
    -10-18-2004, 11:09 PM
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    By Jim Thomas
    Of the Post-Dispatch

    It was Seattle that gave Grant Williams his first cup of coffee in the NFL - and his first cup of Starbucks.

    "That's fairly addictive," Williams said, speaking of the coffee brand, not the Seahawks. "That is where I got hooked on it. It tastes a little better there."

    This season, Williams is getting a taste of what it's like to be a full-time starter for the first time in his nine NFL seasons. The closest he had come previously was the 1999 season in Seattle, when he took over in Week 2 and started 15 times for coach Mike Holmgren's first Seahawks squad.

    Because of Kyle Turley's season-ending back injury, Williams has been the starter at right tackle from Game 1 for St. Louis. This far along in his career, it's obviously a pleasant development. In his two previous seasons with the Rams, Williams had only three starts - all in 2002 at left tackle when Orlando Pace was sidelined with a calf injury.

    "It has been fun to be out there," Williams said. "It's nice to be more sore on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. It has been rewarding, but at the same time, I'm a team guy and if you can't win the games, it's all for naught anyway. We're 2-0 in the division and going into a big game. This is a week that means a lot."

    Williams spent his first four seasons with Seattle, after signing with the club as an undrafted rookie out of Louisiana Tech in 1996. The Seahawks liked his size (6-7, 300 pounds), and thought he had some potential. But when he became eligible for free agency following the '99 season, retaining him wasn't a high priority for the Seahawks.

    "It was a great group of guys," Williams said. "Good character. It seemed like we were always around .500. And then the first year when Holmgren got there, we won the division and made the playoffs. Which was a huge deal for Seattle - it was the first time they'd done that in forever. So it was a good time."

    Williams signed a two-year, $1.9 million contract with New England following the 1999 season. He spent two seasons with the Patriots, earning a Super Bowl ring for their victory over the Rams, then was traded to St. Louis in August 2002.

    Williams missed the Rams' 2002 game in Seattle because of an ankle and leg injury. He played only on special teams there last season in a 24-23 Rams loss. So Sunday's game marks Williams' first game in Seattle as a starter since that '99 season.

    "It was a good four years there," Williams said. "A couple of 'O-linemen' are still there. A couple guys on defense are still there. I still know a lot of the upstairs guys. So it does mean a lot."

    It will mean a lot more for the Rams if Williams can keep Seattle defensive end Chike Okeafor away from Marc Bulger and the Rams'...
    -10-07-2004, 05:44 AM