Marcus Williams wanted nothing to do with tackling Rob Gronkowski (Video)
There was some talk after Week 1 that Rob Gronkowski may have lost a step and could struggle with explosiveness this season, but New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams did his best to put that to rest early on Sunday.
The Patriots took a 13-3 lead over the Saints in the first quarter after Tom Brady and Gronkowski hooked up for a big play. With pressure closing in on Brady, Gronk got open down the field and scored a 53-yard touchdown:
GET. OFF. HIM.
— NFL (@NFL) September 17, 2017
As you can see, the only person standing in the way of Gronk and the end zone was Williams, a rookie out of Utah. We’ll let you guess how that one went.
So this one time a mosquito tried to tackle a rhinoceros pic.twitter.com/3qk45xuRDS
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) September 17, 2017
Williams might as well have just laid down and let Gronkowski steamroll him. Gronk may have had trouble against All-Pro safety Eric Berry last week, but it’s a bit early to be writing him off. Just ask Williams.