For years, you had to suffer through the Roy Williams Era in Dallas. You had to deal with the wasted draft pick. You had to deal with the dropped passes. You had to deal with the sulking. You had to deal with the whining. You had to deal with the team's steadfast refusal to part ways with the underachieving wideout when all you wanted them to do was throw him out of a speeding limo.
Well, at long last, Williams is gone from Dallas. And I don't think it would surprise you to learn that Roy isn't exactly endearing himself to his new employers. There are already reports that Roy arrived at Bears training camp woefully out of shape. From Dan Pompei at the Tribune:
Isn't it a bit alarming when a wide receiver comes to training camp unprepared to run? If it's so difficult to be in shape, why is Williams the only receiver anyone knows who isn't in top shape?
Williams himself admitted he wasn't in good shape, even going so far as to basically say that since nothing can prepare you for playing football except playing football, you really shouldn't do any other training. Williams was supposed to come into Chicago as their new #1 wideout, giving Jay Cutler a big target he's otherwise lacked in his time with the Bears. And Williams had a history with offensive coordinator Mike Martz, which caused many to think he'd turn things around. He has not.
It's worth noting here that the last time the Cowboys rid themselves of a dead weight at wideout (Terrell Owens), they went on to win their first playoff game since 1996. It was one of the best addition-by-subtraction moves the team ever made, and it's something to think about as we go into this season. You should savior the fact that Roy isn't here anymore to beg for catches and openly question his chemistry with Tony Romo. You should feel giddy that he's out there ruining some other poor team instead of your own. The Cowboys will be far better with Williams gone, and proof of that is already beginning to surface.
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