Lions will be ready for Vikings' Kevin Williams
When the Lions watched film of the Minnesota Vikings’ opening two losses, there was no sign of Kevin Williams who has been suspended. Williams will make his 2011 debut on Sunday against the Lions at the Metrodome.
The Lions will be ready.
The defensive tackle was suspended two games for testing positive for the banned diuretic StarCaps in 2008. Prior to the suspension he suffered with plantar fasciitis during camp. His feet could have benefited from the break.
“All that stuff about him being out of shape and him saying he hasn’t been working out, nice try, smokescreen,’’ Lions center Dominic Raiola said. “We’re getting ready for All-Pro Kevin Williams.’’
The 6-foot-5 Williams presents challenges in a variety of manners. He led NFL defensive linemen last season with 10 pass breakups.
“When he puts his hands up, you have to punch him in the chest and get him down, that’s O-line 101. He’s one of the best at doing that, he’s 6-5 first of all, you have to try to lock him up,’’ Raiola said. “That’s what makes him the best he’s the complete package — he can hit the quarterback, he can sack the quarterback, knock balls down, runs screens down, plays the run. You’re talking about complete player, you’re talking about Kevin Williams.’’
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