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Pat Williams says he's 50-50 to retire

P.Williams.jpgQuarterback Brett Favre isn’t the only member of the Vikings who’ll be pondering whether to call it quits this offseason.

Defensive tackle Pat Williams will be thinking about packing it in, too.

According to Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Williams says there’s a 50-50 chance that he’ll retire.

“I feel good [physically],” Williams said.  “But yesterday was tough on
me.  It was draining.  You do all that work during the season, so you
just feel drained
.”

(Pat, ask a few Vikings fans how they feel.  And they didn’t even get paid for it.)

“I do it because I have fun,” Williams said.  “I don’t do it for
anything else so if I ain’t having fun I’m not going to do it.  I
always have fun being around these guys.  I like coming to work every
day, laughing with these guys.  So if I don’t feel like I’m going to
have fun I ain’t going to do it.”

That’s fine, but there aren’t many jobs that pay a guy $4.25 million in 2010 base salary to have fun.

But with an uncapped year coming and plenty of veteran players finally thinking about feathering that lockout nest, we suspect that more than a few of them will rattle the sword of retirement in the hopes of getting a new deal in an environment with unlimited spending.

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43 Responses to “Pat Williams says he's 50-50 to retire”
  1. BorisBulldog says: Jan 25, 2010 4:56 PM

    Well, you might as well kiss the Vikes out of any future post season play without Favor and one of the Williams boys!

  2. muteant says: Jan 25, 2010 4:57 PM

    he won’t retire. neither will favre. they’ll come back to give it one more shot. the loss was too agonizing to end your career on.

  3. wrath4771 says: Jan 25, 2010 5:00 PM

    I think he’ll be back. It has to be upsetting to lose a game like that whether you are paid 4 million a year or not.

  4. Tears_of_a_Favre says: Jan 25, 2010 5:01 PM

    Isn’t he due for a 4-week in-season vacation from his job? That’ll let him have even more fun.

  5. JimmySmith says: Jan 25, 2010 5:03 PM

    What is his real salary if he ever had to face the consequences of his Star Cap drug testing, assuming the NFL can enforce the rules in the state of Minnesota?

  6. Dawk2020 says: Jan 25, 2010 5:03 PM

    Is the uncapped year really that great for FA’s? It doesn’t look like it to me, with all of the restrictions.

  7. Nard100 says: Jan 25, 2010 5:03 PM

    Looks like Favre-ism is catching. Wonder what happens now. Does Williams skip all the OTA’s and part of training camp and then sail in at the last minute?

  8. Postman says: Jan 25, 2010 5:03 PM

    You sure soundlike you have a vested interested in this, Florio. When will you man up about your Vikings fandom?

  9. Ambrose says: Jan 25, 2010 5:04 PM

    This is where it all starts to come apart at the seams. The Vikings were “all-in”, meaning all or nothing, right now, and to hell with the future. Pat Williams is feeling it. It will be ten years before the Vikings are as good again as they were this year. The Packers ought to have at least two (more) Lombardi trophies by then, especially with the Rodgers-led core group they have built…for the future.

  10. Darth Vader says: Jan 25, 2010 5:08 PM

    You could at least list his age Florio, I think he’s like 35

  11. MN Boise Fan says: Jan 25, 2010 5:13 PM

    I’m guessing the star caps verdict will play a big part in his decision

  12. Pervy-Harvin says: Jan 25, 2010 5:13 PM

    Kinda funny that a guy who was suspended and did his time. Kicked the game winning fg.

  13. The Notorious V.I.C. says: Jan 25, 2010 5:13 PM

    I agree with muteant.
    You can’t be asking these guys what they think RIGHT NOW.
    Give them a few weeks.
    Last night’s game was just physically and mentally draining, especially when you consider this is like Game 18 for them this season, 22 if you count the preseason. That’s a long, draining season and a crushing way to end said season.
    The Vikings were the better, more complete, more physical team, but they gave the game away.

  14. jamesz23 says: Jan 25, 2010 5:14 PM

    He’ll probably wait to see if there is a strong possibility he’ll finally get suspended the 4 games. That’s 4 large game checks – maybe won’t be worth it for him to come back.

  15. favresux says: Jan 25, 2010 5:15 PM

    learned how to teeter from his gm, Favrequeen

  16. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 25, 2010 5:15 PM

    muteant says:
    January 25, 2010 4:57 PM
    he won’t retire. neither will favre. they’ll come back to give it one more shot. the loss was too agonizing to end your career on.
    —————————
    How many years of agonizing losses does Favre have left in him? 2007? Check. 2008? Kind of, the way they fell off the earth. 2009? Check.
    At some point you just throw in the towel. Not everyone can go out like Elway. Some go out in indignity like Marino.

  17. Nobe says: Jan 25, 2010 5:17 PM

    “That’s fine, but there aren’t many jobs that pay a guy $4.25 million in 2010 base salary to have fun.”
    Especially guys that are that fat.
    Favre, Peterson’s fumbles, Percy Harvin’s migraines, McNabb rumours, fingerpointing about the twelfth man in the huddle…..
    All seems to add up to an offseason of distractions for the Vikings. Not a good portent for the 2010 season.

  18. techvet says: Jan 25, 2010 5:20 PM

    StarCaps!

  19. downwithdansnyder says: Jan 25, 2010 5:26 PM

    Good, then go get a real job. I love my job, but is it fun every single day? No. But more often than not and I get great satisfaction out of doing it very well. You are going to stop getting those paychecks then you are going to see what “fun” is. LOL. Or as my grandpappy used to say, “perspective is a bitch”.

  20. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 25, 2010 5:28 PM

    BorisBulldog says:
    January 25, 2010 4:56 PM
    Well, you might as well kiss the Vikes out of any future post season play without Favor and one of the Williams boys!
    ————————————————–
    Wrong answer. Kennedy can be a good fit at DT. Plus we may lure Sean Salisbury out of retirement,he needs a job. Heard he looks great lately!

  21. slipkid says: Jan 25, 2010 5:31 PM

    he’s on dope.

  22. downsouth49er says: Jan 25, 2010 5:31 PM

    I’m drained also, from laughing so much at Favre and those bonehead Viking fans who jumped on the bandwagon. Before Favre there was no Vikings fan on PFT talking trash, and then all of a sudden there were thousands of them locking up Florio’s servers and causing PFT to move to NBC Sports lmao

  23. Tom says: Jan 25, 2010 5:34 PM

    The likelihood of a repeat to make it deep into the playoff aren’t very good.

  24. Leviathan says: Jan 25, 2010 5:36 PM

    Favre, Williams.
    ‘Night Vikes, hope you enjoyed your moment in the sun for this decade.

  25. Lombardi 6 says: Jan 25, 2010 5:37 PM

    Its also 99-1 He puts a Popeyes Chicken out of business 2nite…

  26. Professor says: Jan 25, 2010 5:38 PM

    The extent of Favre’s reach knows no bounds. He gave the Vikings so much hope throughout the season only to fall short. It was so devistating that now some of his teammates are also considering retirement. And why you might ask? Because the team is poorly built for long term success. If Favre retires, they will have no solid quarterback on the roster. Minnesota is looking at a 5 year rebuilding process. Pat knows he doesn’t have that kind of time so now he’s wondering if it’s worth grinding it out a few more years.
    Maybe Minnesota should try aquiring another Packer to get them over the hump. They’ll probably try to steal Matt Flynn next. Better yet, they should have their top notch scouting deparment draft another player that likes to put the ball on the ground like AP and Harvin.

  27. Sasquash says: Jan 25, 2010 5:39 PM

    That would suck for the Vikings. They must realize Peterson can’t fix his fumbling.

  28. this class sucks says: Jan 25, 2010 5:44 PM

    Shockingly Florio, I think some of these guys don’t do it for money. Some people just love football, thats why being a fan is the best job in the NFL. We get to play armchair QB and enjoy all the games from our comfy seats. Sure we don’t get paid millions but we don’t have to spend 6 months doing grueling workouts to keep our selves in top physical condition. Pat was one of the guys who loved football and if he is bored or frustrated better to give it up than do a job he doesn’t like and just be like the rest of us only richer.

  29. hsf09 says: Jan 25, 2010 5:44 PM

    Well damn, that’d be a huge loss(no pun intended) for the Vikings.

  30. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 25, 2010 5:48 PM

    Ambrose says: This is where it all starts to come apart at the seams. The Vikings were “all-in”, meaning all or nothing, right now, and to hell with the future. Pat Williams is feeling it. It will be ten years before the Vikings are as good again as they were this year. The Packers ought to have at least two (more) Lombardi trophies by then, especially with the Rodgers-led core group they have built…for the future.
    ————————————————–
    Thanks for living up to your retarded reputation idiot! 10 years to be like this year?? LOL We have a young team.We beat the crap out of the Packers. We could go plug in any decent QB like McNabb(You know Chilly likes him) and kick your ass for years! Rice,Harvin,AD,Allen, etc etc all gonna be here tool!

  31. flipside715 says: Jan 25, 2010 6:00 PM

    He’ll decide once he knows favre’s decision….he prob wouldnt want to play his last season next year if T jack is starting

  32. nationscapital10 says: Jan 25, 2010 6:03 PM

    I could care less about the vikes or saints…but Florio, you always pick on these guys for making money. What they get paid is what it is. Its in demand, if your frail white ass was good enough to play NFL Football, you would do it to and you wouldnt do it for free jerkoff. There are thousands of guys on wall street making way more money than nfl guys, except they are stealing hard earned american dollars from tax payers like me, and the kevin williams. Let these guys make their money…what is your problem and why are you so lame as not to respond to any posts. You are the biggest loser ever.

  33. Bigbluefan says: Jan 25, 2010 6:13 PM

    He could not get his starcaps refilled so he had to call it quits

  34. tpm58 says: Jan 25, 2010 6:22 PM

    Hey Pervy – Good catch on the suspended guy winning the game! Props! I agree with almost everything else you said on this page, but good old AD is starting to get Rashaan Salaam fumble numbers. Makes me think that 150 yards and 3 fumbles kind of offset each other. I personally like Chester better and he seems to never drop the rock!

  35. rcpecook says: Jan 25, 2010 6:27 PM

    Didn’t he retire about half time yesterday?

  36. Mactator says: Jan 25, 2010 6:30 PM

    Sad, the Williams sisters will break up!

  37. Mactator says: Jan 25, 2010 6:35 PM

    Pervy seemed to have toned down his nonsense of late! I wonder why? Oh yeah, you’re a LOSER!!!!
    LMAO! Sit back and watch Rodgers for years to come! The Queens will take the Lions’ place at the bottom of the division!
    How sweet it is!!!

  38. troll_aikman8 says: Jan 25, 2010 7:03 PM

    Now he can use all the “supplements” he wants.

  39. employer says: Jan 25, 2010 8:56 PM

    I will say this just once.
    Professor, you are the king of the dumb ass posters on this site. Of which there are many. You know nothing of the game of football. You are a disgrace to those understand the game.
    Not built for the future! What a complete and total idiot. Clearly, your brain is oatmeal.
    That’s as foolish and naive a notion as thinking that the better team is going to the Super Bowl.
    Never will I ever waste another moment of the limited time I have on this earth responding to, or reading another one of your incredibly sophomoric posts.
    Idiot.

  40. Klytus says: Jan 25, 2010 9:44 PM

    That must have been a gut wrenching loss for the Vikings. The Vikings were clearly the better team Sunday. In fact, the Vikings were the best team the entire Sunday. Demoralized and angry to be sure.
    The Vikings should rest up, heal up and take some time off. Once the Vikings recover and realize just how close they were it can only strengthen the team’s resolve to return. I wouldn’t want to be any team on the Vikings schedule next year.
    So what if Farve leaves? What if the Vikings pick up Vick to replace Farve?
    GO STEELERS!

  41. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Jan 25, 2010 10:12 PM

    Big Pat better stick around so somebody still representin Wossman High…

  42. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 25, 2010 10:55 PM

    Mactator says:
    January 25, 2010 6:35 PM
    Pervy seemed to have toned down his nonsense of late! I wonder why? Oh yeah, you’re a LOSER!!!!
    —————————
    News flash:
    That’s not the real Pervy Harvin. That’s why he made more sense.

  43. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 25, 2010 10:56 PM

    Anyway, take heart queens fans.. Yeah, he’s 50-50 to retire. But he’s probably 75 to stay. This is fat pat we’re talking about. You didn’t really think he only had 100, did you?

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