The Detroit Lions released several seasoned players to the media on Wednesday, and the PR department made a very smart decision to lead with its superstar: Jamaal Williams.
Williams, remaining true to his nature, began with a bang.
“It’s good (to be back),” Williams said. “It’s great to see new people and old people, the same teammates. In fact, we come with a new mindset, already with it, knowing that we are going to the Super Bowl. “
Williams mentioned lions and the “Super Bowl” eight times during the 10-minute bench press, noting that this was his and the rest of the team’s goal. It would be an impressive jump for a team that won just three games last season, but Williams is confident it can make it through the people around him.
“My teammates, my coaches,” explained Williams. “As long as everyone has one mindset that we’re going to the Super Bowl and win the Super Bowl – well, we’ve got to be able to get into the playoffs, the Super Bowl, all of that – but our main goal is to get that ring.”
But the fun didn’t end with Williams, as is rarely the case.
Williams laughed at asking about the “core” of the Lions list, luring the questioner to admit that Williams was in that group, and Williams – and the rest of the press room – laughed along the way.
He said Goff was funny, focused and … tall. He joked about losing weight so people could see his belly as he took off his shirt. And focusing all your attention on the Detroit Lions and what they’re doing.
But there was another topic that Williams was very opinion-forming: HBO’s “Hard Knocks”. When asked to share their thoughts on the TV crew getting behind-the-scenes access to the organization, Williams’ response was very jamaican:
“I’m not giving (curse),” Williams whispered before returning to his normal voice. “I don’t care. I just want to play soccer. All I know is more cameras walking around and staring at me. I don’t care. I just want to play soccer. And this year I want to win Super Bowl. Forget the Hard Knocks, all that stuff. It just happens, you know what I mean? People think I’m funny. I don’t do it on purpose. It’s just me. I just walk around being myself all the time. It. I can’t pretend it. For example, they’ll see it. They’ll see it on my face. Every time I have the camera in my face, I just look at it (makes a face) We have people here who are already doing it. People here already know, if they have a camera on me, I won’t smile? Maybe. We’ll see. “
You can watch Williams’ entire 10-minute press conference in the video below (or here if it doesn’t load), but the Lions edited the video wisely to remove the exploit to keep it family-friendly.
But if you want to see the unedited answer to Hard Knocks’s question, we’ve got that for you as well. (Warning: language)
Now let’s move on to the rest of today’s notes:
- Two of the five Lions whose surrenders yesterday were collected today:
- This year, The Lions have made significant strides with their dead hat.
teams with the highest number of dead in the last 3 years:
1. Dolphins: $ 130 million
2. Panthers: $ 122 million
3. Jets: $ 117 million
4. Lions: $ 11 million
5. Jagi: $ 110 million
where do they rank in Dead Cap in 2022?
10. Jagi: $ 23 million
13. Panthers: $ 22 million
14. Lions: $ 20 million (last year $ 67 million)
26. Dolphins: $ 8 million
32. Jets: $ 2 million
– Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) May 10, 2022
- Ryan Ford of the Detroit Free Press takes a closer look at Jameson Williams’ Alabama pedigree and how it helped him become the newest broad audience in the first round with Tuscaloosa.
- Kyle Meinke from MLive is breaking expectations with any Lions draft selection, it’s worth your time, but you’ll need a MLive subscription to access it.
- The Sun God will want to build on that stat line this season.
- Keep the Date: Kerby Joseph, elected in the third round of the Lions, will be signing autographs in Livonia on Saturday, May 28
- Happy birthday, Alim McNeill!