Roy Williams Makes Rookie Jimmy Young Carry His Shoulder Pads in Chicago
Hooray! Wide receiver Roy Williams needed something to go right in his life. Although his post-Lions career has not been much of a success, Williams remains a proud man. He was never able to develop strong chemistry with Tony Romo in Dallas and now hopes he can produce with Jay Cutler in Chicago. While in Dallas, he even had trouble finding a rookie to carry his shoulder pads for him. Fortunately for Roy, that has changed.
According to ESPNChicago.com via Pro Football Talk, Bears rookie Jimmy Young did not hesitate to carry Williams’ shoulders pads when the veteran ordered him to. Young, an undrafted free agent, said he had a free hand and it “wasn’t a big deal.” Perhaps the smartest thing Williams did differently this year was prey on an undrafted rookie rather than a first-round pick.
“Oh man, it was lovely,” Williams said. “Hey 19, take my pads. ‘Yes sir.’ There was no, ‘I ain’t got to do this’ — none of that, so it was good.”
I think I speak for everyone when I say congratulations, Roy Williams. You found a rookie that respects you. Merely a month after he sued his ex girlfriend to get his engagement ring back, Williams probably needed a boost. As for Young, he should consider himself lucky he didn’t end up like these poor rookies in Oakland.