Rookie Vikings running back Toby Gerhart took at least three big hits despite being in shoulder pads and shorts. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said, “I didn’t know we were hitting that hard yet, but they might have tried to
welcome him a little bit.”
Pat Williams was awesomely unapologetic.
“I don’t care who it is, man,” Williams said. “This ain’t college no more.
They’re grown mans out there. [Expletive.] Paying these college boys like they
already played before, so [expletive], we just show ‘em. This is a different
breed out there. This is grown men. It ain’t boys no more. But they pay ‘em like
they done played in the NFL now,” Williams said, according to Tom Pelissero of ESPN1500.
Pat Williams is the [expletive] best.
(And for the record, Gerhart had just the right response. “It’s expected,” Gerhart said. “I feel like I’m playing football again.”)