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Seven years later, Ricky Williams is offensive POW again

On Tuesdays, we often post the identity of a few of the league’s players of the week.  The information comes from the teams on which the award winners play, who often let the cat out of the bag in advance of the official NFL release on Wednesday.

This week, we’ve already acknowledged Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, Pats cornerback Leigh Bodden, and Chiefs kick returner Jamaal Charles.

The other three players of the week are Dolphins running back Ricky Williams, Giants linebacker Michael Boley, and Saints punter Thomas Morstead.

For Williams, it’s his first such award since Week 14 of the 2002 season, his first year with the team.  He earned the recognition through three touchdowns and 119 yards rushing in Thursday night’s win at Carolina.

And with Ronnie Brown out for the year, Williams has an opportunity to build on that performance as the workhorse for the team’s running game.

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33 Responses to “Seven years later, Ricky Williams is offensive POW again”
  1. DSanch305 says: Nov 25, 2009 1:59 PM

    Great job Ricky. Say what you want, but it is one hell of a story.

  2. cbrianwatkins says: Nov 25, 2009 2:02 PM

    Good for Ricky, he deserves it
    I keep telling people he’ll be good until he’s 35, those couple years off the field did him a great deal of justice
    Smoke’em if ya got’em!

  3. FinFan says: Nov 25, 2009 2:08 PM

    Well done ricky!!!

  4. Bird Man says: Nov 25, 2009 2:09 PM

    This guy shouldn’t even be in the league. He SMOKED POT for crying out loud!

  5. bobinpuertorico says: Nov 25, 2009 2:16 PM

    Ricky has been playing well and he certainly had a nice game. However, it seems that T.O. getting 197 yards and a T.D. for the lowly Bills might have been the greater achievement.

  6. Hovenaut says: Nov 25, 2009 2:22 PM

    Celebratory smoke out on the 50 yard line. See you at 4:20 dread.

  7. Champ Kind with Sports says: Nov 25, 2009 2:23 PM

    Last I checked, 3 TD is preferred to 1 TD.
    The rules may have changed, though. Anyone feel free to correct me.

  8. StraightCashHomey says: Nov 25, 2009 2:24 PM

    Remember the days when he wouldn’t do an interview without his helmet on? Those were the days…..but glad he’s doing well.

  9. Ass Clown says: Nov 25, 2009 2:26 PM

    He smoked pot, big deal. Didn’t Ray Lewis obstruct justice when his thug friends knifed someone? He still plays, doesn’t he?
    Not like pot is a performance enhancer for sports

  10. straverse says: Nov 25, 2009 2:29 PM

    Oh My God! He seriously smoked pot, Bird Man?!? He should be locked up for 20+ years!!!

  11. biggs13 says: Nov 25, 2009 2:29 PM

    Note to Bird Man:
    Seriously? Mike Vick killed dogs. Ray Lewis killed people.
    Get off your “high” horse.

  12. Blue Ryan says: Nov 25, 2009 2:34 PM

    “This guy shouldn’t even be in the league. He SMOKED POT for crying out loud!”
    I seriously hope this is a joke! I don’t know if you’re aware but pot is not exactly a performance enhancer!

  13. schism says: Nov 25, 2009 2:36 PM

    Good job Ricky, go celebrate and smoke some herb.

  14. ScottThompson1982 says: Nov 25, 2009 2:40 PM

    My best guess would be that every player in the NFL has smoked pot, 1/3 still do and even the commissioner has smoked pot at one point.. in fact judging by the humor on this board I wager that many of you still smoke pot.
    its the biggest lie in America that. I can’t believe that Alcohol is legal and Marijuana is not.

  15. Tomb says: Nov 25, 2009 2:41 PM

    I don’t like the fact that all this is somehow overshadowing Saints punter Thomas Morstead’s POW accomplishment.
    Shame on all of you.

  16. filthylucre says: Nov 25, 2009 2:43 PM

    Ricky Williams is the man! Don’t really care for the ‘Phins, but gotta love Ricky!

  17. damnitall says: Nov 25, 2009 2:47 PM

    @Champ Kind with Sports says:
    November 25, 2009 2:23 PM
    Last I checked, 3 TD is preferred to 1 TD.
    The rules may have changed, though. Anyone feel free to correct me.
    I had the same math teacher you did.
    (197 – 119) – (3-1) = POW

  18. damnitall says: Nov 25, 2009 2:51 PM

    Sorry, screwed up my math. Should have been, (197 – 119) – (3-1) = 0 POW

  19. DolphinFanNY says: Nov 25, 2009 3:03 PM

    Ricky deserved that. He had a solid game on a short week against a decent defense. He also did it as the starting RB; a roll he hasn’t been used to in the past few years…
    Stafford played against one of the worst defenses in the league, and TO was supposed to have been doing what he did last week all year long in Buffalo.
    Good job Ricky!!

  20. Outfoxed says: Nov 25, 2009 3:05 PM

    Hey Birdman…you have a bird brain.
    Go Ricky!!! Great job!!!

  21. cbrianwatkins says: Nov 25, 2009 3:07 PM

    if they allowed more people in the league to smoke pot, there would probably be less sexual assaults, less DWI’s and less dog fighting
    not to mention a certain WR from KC was doing PED’s and got a mere 4 game suspension

  22. favrecansuckit says: Nov 25, 2009 3:08 PM

    Bird Man says:
    November 25, 2009 2:09 PM
    This guy shouldn’t even be in the league. He SMOKED POT for crying out loud!
    You’re an idiot.

  23. carlito from golfito says: Nov 25, 2009 3:15 PM

    Bird Man,
    Quit being such a hater! Ricky Williams has served his punishment. Do you know how many people in and outside the league smoke weed? Matt Jones got caught with cocaine last year and kept playing in the same season!
    I don’t know how your math skills are, but where I come from 3 is a bigger number than 1, therefore if a player was to have 3 touchdowns as opposed to a player with 1 touchdown, the player with 3 td’s would have had the better game. Also, the Bill lost, while Ricky Williams lead his team to victory.

  24. carlito from golfito says: Nov 25, 2009 3:16 PM

    sorry the second part of that comment was addressed to bobinpuertorcio, aka. hater #2

  25. MNFANINAZ says: Nov 25, 2009 3:31 PM

    F- RICKY!
    My fantasy team

  26. Mavpa says: Nov 25, 2009 3:52 PM

    I’m not sure allowing people to smoke weed is going to decrease DWI incidents… I’m pretty sure you can actually GET a DWI from driving high.
    And as for the dog fighting… Vick’s always been a pretty big fan of the herb as well.
    Not that there’s any connection between the two.
    Rashaan Salaam once blamed him fumbling problems on marijuana abuse, claiming it lead him to forget he was carrying the ball. True or not… it clearly never HELPED Ricky Williams on the field.

  27. FumbleNuts says: Nov 25, 2009 3:54 PM

    Ricky “Reefer” Williams is a beast!
    Keep runnin’ hard and don’t ever look back.

  28. Pantherfan10 says: Nov 25, 2009 3:57 PM

    Bird Man says:
    November 25, 2009 2:09 PM
    This guy shouldn’t even be in the league. He SMOKED POT for crying out loud!
    At least they know 1 person took the Refer Maddness movie seriously. Are you that shallow and thick?
    Ricky deserved the POW award this week, always had much respect for this guy. I think the time he took off actually helped his body in the long haul. Dont forget this is a guy who set the record for carries in a season 2-3 years in a row…

  29. mustbechris says: Nov 25, 2009 3:59 PM

    lol at everyone who didn’t catch birdman’s obvious sarcasm
    good for ricky. great story, glad to see him still dominating after all these years.

  30. finsbooyah says: Nov 25, 2009 3:59 PM


  31. sofakingdope says: Nov 25, 2009 4:12 PM

    So he smoked something that should be legal anyways. So what!
    If they kicked everyone out that had broken the law… They would have enough to field MAYBE one complete team.

  32. RavensFreak00 says: Nov 25, 2009 4:17 PM

    Asa Ricky Williams fan, it is nice to see him get back to playing football well and not smoking pot.

  33. TheGhostofBernieKosar says: Nov 25, 2009 7:33 PM

    i’ll be pouring out a little bong water for my homey this turkey day. gobble gobble ya’ll.

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