FanPost

2012: Dan Williams' Breakout Year?

Hey folks, this one will be short and sweet, a couple words and a poll....

Gyi0060241142_medium

The Arizona Cardinals take Dan Williams out of Tennesee with their 1st round pick, 26th overall, in the 2010 draft via cdn1.sbnation.com

As many of you have probably already seen, azcardinals put up a short video on Dan Williams with a player and a coach interview:

"Weighing in on Williams"

I think it's safe to say that many Cards fans have been underwhelmed or even disappointed in Williams' on the field contributions since his 26th overall pick in 2010 by our Cardinals, coming out of Tennessee.

In the past two seasons he has played in a total of 25 games with 58 tackles (41 solo) and 4 pass defenses, 0 sacks. We have both DE end positions taken care of with Darnell Dockett and Calais Campbell, both studs, locked up in long-term contracts. Last season, as we know, David Carter, 2011 6th round pick out of UCLA showed some flashes and looked capable to take away snaps from D. Williams. To his credit, Dan came on strong in the 2nd half of the season, after being out of shape early on, and was playing probably his best game vs. the 49ers when a collision with Steward Bradley badly broke his left arm.

As disappointing as the injury was, it could have been a blessing in disguise. From multiple reports, Dan has been spending much of the off-season in team facilities rehabbing and working out, and seems to be in much better shape physically. 2012 is a huge year for Williams (well for both Dan and Ryan Williams really), and if he doesn't make a statement, he could be watching from the bench as David Carter or the newly conditioned Nick Eason start. With a solid NT contribution to go with our bookend DEs, our LBs could have a huge year. I for one, would love to see Williams step up this year and show why we used a 1st round pick on him. Let's go Williams!

What's your take, is this Dan's year, or will he be watching from the bench? ....

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Revenge of the Birds' (ROTB) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of ROTB's editors.</em>

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Revenge of the Birds

You must be a member of Revenge of the Birds to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Revenge of the Birds. You should read them.

Join Revenge of the Birds

You must be a member of Revenge of the Birds to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Revenge of the Birds. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker