Roy Williams on the lockout: “For us older players, it’s good”

Cowboys receiver Roy Williams says the lack of minicamps and organized team activities this spring has geen a godsend for players who need to give their bodies some time to rest, and for that, he’s thankful for the lockout.

“I talked to a player who was contemplating retirement, but the lockout has gotten his body back to where it needs to be,” Williams told the Odessa American. “For us older players, it’s good.”

It’s interesting that the 29-year-old Williams thinks of himself as an older player. It’s also interesting that Williams is willing to talk about the lockout as a good thing, as nearly every player who has made similar comments has been harshly criticized.

But Williams also sees some negatives to the lockout, namely that the Cowboys don’t have as much time to work together.

“We’re losing our key time to jell as a team,” Williams said. “That’s when you come together, in offseason, OTAs, minicamps. We try to make it up with our own workouts, but it’s not the same as it is when the coaches are pushing you.”

24 responses to “Roy Williams on the lockout: “For us older players, it’s good”

  1. “But Williams also sees some negatives to the lockout, namely that the Cowboys (BENGALS) don’t have as much time to work together.”

    …. that is all

  2. “It’s interesting that the 29-year-old Williams thinks of himself as an older player. ”

    Four and a half seasons in Detroit during the Matt Millen era is a lifetime.

  3. “It’s interesting that the 29-year-old Williams thinks of himself as an older player. ”

    When you have only one season out of 8 when you live up to expectations I guess you are “older”. i.e. running out of time. Maybe he should have said, “For us players running out of time and excuses, it’s good.”

  4. this is too easy, you guys just posted this to see all the comments. I’ll play along, when the lockout ends roy williams will still be “training” like the lockout is still on.

  5. It’s great for Roy Williams. He can pretend he’s still in the NFL while no one has to suffer from him actually being in the NFL.

  6. Well, perhaps that 2.5 catches per game, along with the 37.5 yards per game, he has averaged over the last two full seasons, while in Dallas, is too much of a workload and the coaches pushed him too hard. That or he just finished reading, “Cliches for Dummies”…..

  7. Makes you wonder if the OTAs actually accelerate the body’s deterioration and cause injuries. Getting all the recovery and rest you can in the off season can only to get players ready. It may be a myth that OTAs lead to better conditioning. We’ll see what kind of shape players come in to camp in. My guess is that OTAs are an exercise for coaching staffs and a just a pain in the butt to players. I would get rid of or severely limit their number in the new CBA as they are probably unneccesary. Install you offense and defense in training camp. Why is that no longer enough time to get ready for the season?

  8. Naturally your body is going to feel better when you don’t have to go through OTAs………….but what happens when you actually have to start playing football without having gone through the offseason program?

  9. He’s been in the league..what, 7 or 8 years…that’s a lot of pounding…I don’t have any problem with him saying he’s an older player!

  10. Got to love comments from a guy who is the 4th best receiving option on his team yet paid like a Number 1

  11. May not be the best player but he is a good person and a TRUE pro. I’ve heard him say multiple times he would rather catch 1 pass and Win than 15 and lose.

  12. It’s interesting that the 29-year-old Williams thinks of himself as an older player.
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    If you would have asked me to guess the over/under on Roy at 31 years old, I would have guessed the over. He’s only 29?

  13. favrefan says: Jun 20, 2011 9:30 AM

    What an a?s!!! Roy “No tipping the waiter” Williams
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    Umm how about it was the Pizza Guy? You forget that the next time he got a pizza he tipped the guy $100 AND he delivered pizzas for a day.

  14. It’s great for Roy Williams. He can pretend he’s still in the NFL while no one has to suffer from him actually being in the NFL.

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    I’m as big of a critic of RW as there is, but somebody’s feeling it because he has scored 12 TDs in the last two seasons combined. I think that he needs more than that to justify his salary but there are a lot of guys that can’t say that they scored that many TDs over the past two seasons including Wes Welker, Calvin Johnson, and Percy Harvin. If nothing else he’s a red zone threat.

  15. melonnhead says: Jun 20, 2011 11:54 AM

    I’m as big of a critic of RW as there is, but somebody’s feeling it because he has scored 12 TDs in the last two seasons combined. I think that he needs more than that to justify his salary but there are a lot of guys that can’t say that they scored that many TDs over the past two seasons including Wes Welker, Calvin Johnson, and Percy Harvin. If nothing else he’s a red zone threat.
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    Calvin Johnson scored 12 TD’s last season alone….

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