Bears receiver coach Darryl Drake sent a loud message to Williams on Wednesday.
“[He's not where he needs to be, and he knows that," Drake said via the Chicago Sun-Times. "He and I have talked about that. And the good thing about it is, you got Johnny Knox who is fighting and working hard.
"And believe you and me, [Williams] also understands that Johnny is there, and Johnny is hungry, and Johnny wants his spot back. And if things don’t start changing, then Johnny is going to be in there. Heard it straight from the horse’s mouth.”
Those are fighting words. Knox by all accounts has enjoyed a strong camp. Talent rises in the NFL, and it’s hard to imagine Knox staying out of the starting lineup throughout the season.
Heck, it sounds like Knox could be there by Week One the way Williams is going.