Three weeks after signing with the Bears, wide receiver Roy Williams says there’s something big he needs to improve before he can be the kind of contributor he wants to be in Chicago.
“My conditioning,” Williams said, per John Mullin of CSNChicago.com. “Getting my wind right. You have to be able to run in this offense. Run all day long.”
Williams says it’s not his fault that he’s not in shape. According to Williams, there was nothing he could have done during the lockout to get himself into shape for a football season, because the only thing that gets you into football shape is playing football.
“I’m a firm believer in no matter what you do in the offseason, nothing will get you football ready except for playing football,” Williams said. “That’s what I believe. It’s tough. You can run all the hills and mountains that you want to, but when you get out here and play for four seconds and jog back to the huddle, that’s what gets you in shape.”
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said Williams appears to be getting closer to being in shape, and that he’s confident Williams will be ready to go a full game at full speed soon.
“Roy’s definitely getting back into shape, taking more plays every day,” Cutler said. “You can see more glimpses of Roy Williams each and every day.”
Soon, the Bears will want Williams to be in good enough shape that they can see more than just glimpses.