In the wake of their NFC Championship Game loss to the Giants, the 49ers were very supportive of Kyle Williams.
Williams fumbled a pair of punts, leading to a Giants touchdown in the fourth quarter and the game-winning field goal in overtime, as a fill-in for the injured Ted Ginn and picked up a healthy amount of criticism from outside the organization. The Niners’ support for Williams hasn’t faded over time. Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com points out that team CEO Jed York answered a Twitter question with another show of support for the receiver.
Jed York (@JedYork) July 16, 2012
It’s heartening to see the 49ers remaining behind Williams, but a lack of support from management isn’t going to be his biggest problem.
The problem for Williams is going to be getting a chance to break out. The additions of Randy Moss, Mario Manningham and A.J. Jenkins plus the return of Ted Ginn and Michael Crabtree makes for a crowded depth chart at receiver. Ginn will be handling the returns, which means that Williams will have to both force his way onto the roster and the lineup to fulfill York’s wish.