Twitter: SS Roy Williams on his love of the game, safer techniques, and his legacy...w/audio Post #6

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Alex Marvez ‏@alexmarvez
    Roy Williams says his love of game changed after all the NFL rules changes. Ironically, now USA Football advocate for safer tackling

    Roy says his own personal feelings are secondary to teaching safer tackling techiques and helping kids who play football.

    Roy says he loves "football to death." Just found it difficult adjusting to new rules after being taught old-school tackling techniques

    Roy says he wants his legacy to be helping others & doing things like missionary work in Africa more than football career. Love to hear that
  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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  3. nathanlt

    nathanlt Well-Known Member

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    Roy Williams #31 was a terrific player, and he made some terrible years of the Cowboys worth watching. He is the last of the special "enforcer" line of Dallas Cowboys.

    The original enforcer, Bob Lilly, #74
    The Manster, Randy White, #54
    The Silent Terror, Larry Allen, #73
    The last enforcer, Roy Williams #31

    With the new rules, there will not be another like these 4
    They made you chuckle when they laid the wood on opponents, that's what made them all special.
  4. CowboyDiver

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    Funny, but pretty sure there were articles early in his career where he said he didn't really love football and only played it because he was good and that he didn't intend to play for long.
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  5. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    Too bad there's not alot of players like Roy Williams anymore, professional football is a hard sport, probably harder than back in the day. But atleast back then the players would get hit and not cry about it.
  6. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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  7. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    When you say Roy Williams, a bad image pops in my head with the way his career ended. And I'm talking about both the WR and S.
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  8. Everlastingxxx

    Everlastingxxx All Star

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    Guy made a living out of taking cheap shots on unexpected victims. No doubt about it, they were entertaining to watch during his hay day.
  9. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    I am pretty sure his spark left the second the ugly one from Destiny's Child ran off with his manhood.
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  10. mrmojo

    mrmojo Well-Known Member

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    I never got the feeling he loved the game too much. His decline was drastic where he couldn't make plays like he used to. For some reason he started playing uninspired and it derailed what could have been a great career.
  11. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    It was almost like he loved the big hits more than he loved the game itself.

    Still, that guy was a dominating player for a couple years, and a pretty good one for several. That hit on Amani Toomer on the sidelines, and the one that broke Emmitt's collar bone when he came back accidentally wearing a Cardinal uniform were a couple of the most brutal hits I've ever seen.
  12. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    There is no way that Roy Williams should ever be mentioned on the same post as those great players. It makes the whole post smell.
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    EMMITTnROY Well-Known Member

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    I've always loved Roy since his days at OU. Heck, he's the second part of my username.

    When he was in his prime, he was one of the top two or three defensive players in the league, and he was the greatest thing about the Cowboys for a few years. His hits were so much fun to watch. Dude made 5 Pro Bowls, finished second one year in DMVP and his devastating hits were regular highlights on ESPN. I hope history will shed a positive light on him and his hardhitting ways and not focus on his latter years when his reputation as a coverage safety took a hit. On top of all that, he's a really good dude as well.
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    EMMITTnROY Well-Known Member

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    Those players are definitely better, but if you are talking about all-time Cowboys "enforcers" or hard-hitters (like that poster was), then Roy should absolutely 100% be mentioned with those guys.
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  15. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    No mention of Captain Crash??? Or even Erik "Big Nasty" Williams?
  16. NickZepp

    NickZepp Well-Known Member

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    He wasn't as good a Darren Woodson was during that same time for his first 2 or 3 years. Woodson may still be the best safety in Cowboys history although you could argue some of the guys of the 70s. Roy is still the best safety we've had since Woodson, and it's really not even close.
  17. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    There are many more that was known for their hitting that should be included before Williams. He was good up until the NFL figured out that his coverage sucked. His hitting ability was good for a couple of years. The other players listed made a career by being big hitters. Cliff Harris made a career hitting and played safety like Roy. He was good enough to to it for his entire career though. Harris was a much better player at the same position and is worthy of being in a post with those other guys.
  18. Mansta54

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    This is sooooooo incorrect and false. Cheap shots my arse, the guy could flatout lay the hammer down. He had the ability to explode into a player with precise timing to blow them up. That cheap shot stuff is pure crap.
  19. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    He even went head hunting in the Pro Bowl. Not cool.
  20. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    If you are referring to the hit on Todd Heap...he let up. RW was a lot of things, dirty was never one of them.
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