I thought we should have another thread on Chris Williams since he is one of the few players we can get excited about at the moment.
The author asks whether CW should be mentioned in the same breath as all-time greats like Gizmo Williams, Milt Stegall, Allen Pitts, Pinball Clemons, etc.
So just for fun, I took a look at some punt return stats.
Pinball: 8 TDs in 610 punt returns (career) = 1 TD every 76 attempts
Gizmo: 26 TDs (1st all-time) in 1003 punt returns (career) = 1 TD every 39 attempts
Earl Winfield: 11 TDs (2nd all-time) in 281 punt returns (career) = 1 TD every 26 attempts
Chris Williams: 4 TDs in 33 punt returns (this season so far) = 1 TD every 8 attempts
Pretty amazing number. OK, so I just took this season's stats to make our guy look a little better. If you add in last year's punt returns (zero TDs), he's got 4 TDs in 45 returns, meaning a TD "only" once per every 11 attempts. Still not too shabby.
Also interesting that CW has accounted for more than half (5 of 9) of all kick return TDs in the entire league this year. For context, there were only 8 kick return TDs all of last season - including one each by Williams (kick-off) and Thigpen (missed FG).
Note: there have been no kick-offs returned for a TD in 2012 - presumably because Chris Williams is not on the kick-off return team. (Almost sounds like a Chuck Norris joke.)