Couldn't find much on TV last night, so I watched a bit of the NFL game last night, remembering that Williams was possibly going to play for the Dolphins.
Thanks to some new sod, and a bunch of rain, the conditions were awful. Either way, Williams had 6 carries for 15 yards, and had a fumble. He left the field after it appeared he injurred his right shoulder. Final score 3-0 for Pittsburgh. Glad I went to bed instead of watching the entire game, in fact I kept falling asleep trying to watch.
I was a little irked when the anouncers stated Williams had not played with contact since he last played in the NFL, and he shouldn't expect to do too much because of this. After watching the replay when Ricky fumbled, it appears Williams was hurt when a player stepped on his shoulder going for the loose ball, not the contact that created the fumble. The anouncers did know that he had played 11 games in the CFL last year, and that he broke his arm, but I guess they must think the CFL is flag football, and he broke his arm rolling dubees. Do your homework boys, he was nothing special in the CFL, and will be nothing special in the NFL. Also, the hits in the CFL are just as hard as those in the NFL, the calibre of football is not that much better. I haven't heard any interviews with Williams, but I really believe that he would set the record straight on this.
At least Chris Berman had some highlights on the Grey Cup at half time. At first I thought he was poking fun at the CFL (sorry, but it looks kind of tacky when the Mounties carry out the cup), but I think it was actually an honest report on the game. Good for Chris.