Wide receiver Kyle Williams won’t be playing in the Super Bowl because of a torn ACL, but he’s in New Orleans with the 49ers and answering questions about his last playoff appearance.
That would be last year’s NFC Championship Game loss to the Giants, which featured a pair of Williams fumbles on punt returns that helped the Giants advance to the Super Bowl. After the game, a couple of Giants players said that they wanted to put hits on Williams that would bring his concussion history into play. Former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams also talked about targeting Kyle Williams’ head in the infamous audiotape from the previous week’s game and the 49ers receiver said Wednesday that he was “shocked” that the Giants’ comments weren’t investigated by the league.
“When the bounty stuff came out and Gregg Williams had said the same things, basically, they went for his neck with that and they took that to the absolute highest level they could. But it was almost like when the Giants said it, it was not a big deal,” Kyle Williams said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “That’s the only thing that kind of shocked me. I thought that would have the same reaction because it was the same exact thing.”
Williams said that he did get hit in the head during the game, though he doesn’t think that they led to either of his fumbles, and that he doesn’t know whether the Giants were targeting him or not. He was surprised that the comments didn’t draw more attention from the league in relation to what went on with the Saints, but he also made it clear that he wasn’t upset about it.
“Guys try to put guys out of the game every single game,” Williams said.