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Kevin Williams walks off after shot to knee

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There’s a reason few veterans want to play in second halves of preseason games, and Kevin Williams just showed why.

The Vikings defensive tackle just limped off the field under his own power, after taking a shot to the right knee from 49ers backup guard Joe Looney.

Looney appeared to deliberately go low on Williams, far enough away from the action of a play that it wasn’t necessary.

Williams was checked by trainers, and won’t return to tonight’s game.

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76 Responses to “Kevin Williams walks off after shot to knee”
  1. pack13queens0 says: Aug 25, 2013 10:09 PM

    Looked like a clean hit to me.

  2. vikings1976 says: Aug 25, 2013 10:09 PM

    This is a brotherhood league….cheap shot was uncalled for….

  3. vikings1976 says: Aug 25, 2013 10:11 PM

    @pack13queenso….that Favre signing still burns deep….I love it.

  4. larjones64 says: Aug 25, 2013 10:13 PM

    A lot of personal foul penalties against SF tonite. Cheaters!

  5. thedownwardspiral says: Aug 25, 2013 10:14 PM

    Typical 49er cheap shot artists

  6. pillowporkers says: Aug 25, 2013 10:17 PM

    That was about as big of a cheap shot as you can get. Absolutely NO reason to go low on that hit.

  7. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Aug 25, 2013 10:17 PM

    Nerds…

  8. thegrey7 says: Aug 25, 2013 10:19 PM

    Complete cheap shot, trying to end Kevin Williams career by taking out his knees. Looney deserves to be suspended.

  9. tokyosandblaster says: Aug 25, 2013 10:19 PM

    The Vikings look great.

  10. satanicxhellxcreature says: Aug 25, 2013 10:20 PM

    pack13queens0 says:
    Aug 25, 2013 10:09 PM
    Looked like a clean hit to me.
    ================================

    Of course it would look good to a clean to a total dirtbag.

  11. contra74 says: Aug 25, 2013 10:20 PM

    pack13queens0 says:
    Aug 25, 2013 10:09 PM
    Looked like a clean hit to me.

    Not surprised by this comment as it reflects on the class of this fanbase.

  12. jcbadger34 says: Aug 25, 2013 10:22 PM

    vikings1976 says: Aug 25, 2013 10:11 PM

    @pack13queenso….that Favre signing still burns deep….I love it.

    ———-

    LOL….burns? We got to watch Favre end your “magical” run with one of his patented, boneheaded playoff INTs, then went on to win the Super Bowl the next year while he finished the year out of the playoffs and on the injury table.

    Which then set you guys up to reach for that noodle-armed Ponder chick with the 12th overall pick in the next draft.

    “Burns”? Hahahahahaha.

  13. allday296 says: Aug 25, 2013 10:22 PM

    Scumbag play

  14. simplesimon1 says: Aug 25, 2013 10:27 PM

    What a cheap shot.

    Funny that when SF does stuff like that, or when they get 3 personal fouls on a drive, everybody is mum about it or says they play hard. But Lord regret another team like the Raiders or Lions do it. Then it’s a huge deal.

  15. golforepar says: Aug 25, 2013 10:28 PM

    Contra,
    Are you going to question the Packers fanbase??

    It was a needless block!

  16. cali49er707 says: Aug 25, 2013 10:33 PM

    Dirty & embarrassing coming from a 9ER fan.

  17. sampsonswag01 says: Aug 25, 2013 10:38 PM

    simplesimon1 says:
    Aug 25, 2013 10:27 PM
    What a cheap shot.

    Funny that when SF does stuff like that, or when they get 3 personal fouls on a drive, everybody is mum about it or says they play hard. But Lord regret another team like the Raiders or Lions do it. Then it’s a huge deal.

    —————————–

    Yeah. Because those teams don’t win. But as a ’9er fan……Looney is gone. He’s a cheap, cheap player.

  18. taintedlombardis says: Aug 25, 2013 10:42 PM

    Typical NFC West trash.

  19. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says: Aug 25, 2013 10:47 PM

    Respect for Niners fans. None for Green Bay’s.

    10/27/13 can’t come soon enough.

  20. vikings1976 says: Aug 25, 2013 10:48 PM

    @jcbadger34 My point gets proven again. This rivalry was over the minute Favre donned a purple jersey. OVER!!

    You have a scumbag fan base. Everyone knows it. Wisconsin is a dump. Matter of fact…have you ever watched a football game and at the start they always pan the city the game is played in? Example…”Welcome to the beautiful skyline in Minnesota, Miami, New York, Chicago, etc. Have you ever seen that done for Green Bay? lol…nope.

  21. dcviking says: Aug 25, 2013 10:52 PM

    Once again, niner fans you impress me.

    A couple comment from Niner fans saying the shot was cheap and the player was dirty.

    Last year, when Minny beat you — all I saw was praise for Minny — no crying and no “we beat ourselves”.

    Obviously, you have a great team and will have a great season.

    Looking forward to you starting 1 and 0 again, and the excuses that will follow from “another set of fans”.

  22. jcbadger34 says: Aug 25, 2013 11:02 PM

    @jcbadger34 My point gets proven again. This rivalry was over the minute Favre donned a purple jersey. OVER!!

    ————–

    This rivalry was over when we won our first Super Bowl, because we all know the Vikings are never going to match that one…..let alone four…..let alone the ones we’re going to win in the future.

  23. zn0rseman says: Aug 25, 2013 11:11 PM

    If that guy doesn’t get a year long suspension, than something is really wrong.

  24. seatownballers says: Aug 25, 2013 11:13 PM

    It was a crap shot. Doesn’t reflect their fans or organization. Just the dip stick player trying to make a roster spot.

  25. whatjusthapped says: Aug 25, 2013 11:13 PM

    Hope he’s OK, but I did notice that Ponder throws like a girl. Any of you Viking fans notice that too?

  26. mn1288 says: Aug 25, 2013 11:13 PM

    DC —- a true viking fan….can only get satisfaction when a different team has to beat rivals for them. Gonna be a long season for you, brother.

  27. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 25, 2013 11:14 PM

    Thankfully he doesn’t have one of those life threatening arm bruise thingies.

  28. gergie1957 says: Aug 25, 2013 11:14 PM

    pack13queens0 fears the Vikings.

  29. mn1288 says: Aug 25, 2013 11:15 PM

    1976 – there’s not much to show. At least there’s a fan base that doesn’t need the local businesses to prevent blackouts. Remember when the Vikings playoff game would have been blacked out w TJack without General Mills coming to the rescue? Some of the worst bandwagon fans I’ve ever seen.

  30. rap49er says: Aug 25, 2013 11:23 PM

    Niner fan agrees it was cheap and uncalled for hit. See you Slowey.

  31. fatgraycat says: Aug 25, 2013 11:28 PM

    @vikings1976…Wisconsin is a dump…

    Tell that to your neighbor who probably has a cabin in Wisconsin, just like half the people I know from Minnesota.

  32. tecmobowl34 says: Aug 25, 2013 11:36 PM

    Cheap shot? What goes around comes around. Jared Allen nearly ended Lance Louis’ career last year on one of the dirtiest hits I’ve ever seen.

    Karma is Karma.

  33. pillowporkers says: Aug 25, 2013 11:36 PM

    @dcviking:

    Totally agree. As much as I want to beat the 49ers, I can’t help but acknowledge their fan base is mostly filled with realists. 49ers are class act fans. Much more than their Seahawk counterparts.

  34. themackstrong says: Aug 25, 2013 11:36 PM

    Man oh man that was one unnecessary cheap shot to the knees of a guy I liked watching play for a decade. Hope Kevin Williams is alright.

  35. contra74 says: Aug 25, 2013 11:53 PM

    Massive respect to the 9ers fanbase. In victory or defeat they keep it classy. Then there are packer fans…who are the complete polar opposite.

  36. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 25, 2013 11:53 PM

    It’s a good thing Adrian only played two plays. No telling what they would have done if they could have gotten their hands on him.

  37. northbynw27 says: Aug 25, 2013 11:58 PM

    dirtball coach = dirtball players

  38. goldrush36 says: Aug 26, 2013 12:06 AM

    Cheap shot by Looney and a stupid one considering he was already on the bubble

  39. taintedsaints2009 says: Aug 26, 2013 12:10 AM

    He’s definitely going to miss some time. Just because he walked off doesn’t meant isn’t a big concern. This sucks. Kevin Williams is the face of that defense.

  40. rizzydam says: Aug 26, 2013 12:10 AM

    As a Niner fan and a former prospective college football player whose career was cut short by a cheap shot to the knee, it’s disappointing to see such an apparent lack of class to a team I love and a game that should be played with the utmost respect for your opponent.

  41. citynative says: Aug 26, 2013 12:11 AM

    Niners fan here. That “block” was embarrassing. Don’t know if Looney is cheap or stupid. No wonder why he is a distant 2nd/3rd string.

  42. jakepeterson5 says: Aug 26, 2013 12:16 AM

    I am from minnesota but i think that green bay will have a very strong offense and that san fran will have a much more difficult time than everyone is saying.

  43. macjacmccoy says: Aug 26, 2013 12:27 AM

    I Used to be a Defensive Tackle, Until I took a Shoulder Pad to the Knee.

  44. vikingsgohard says: Aug 26, 2013 12:31 AM

    It was cheap…. not sure it wasn’t called ?… Not to mention second half of a preseason game ?… I mean sure your trying to make the team but that’s defiantly not the way… I wouldn’t let one player make me think the 9ers aren’t still a great team or any other NFC west …there’s no room in the game for this crap

  45. tinbender2000 says: Aug 26, 2013 12:38 AM

    I’m sure he’s already been called out by his team mates. That was uncalled for and nobody on the Niners wants that happening to them. That wasn’t just cheap, that was weak.

  46. tangysizzl says: Aug 26, 2013 12:38 AM

    You guys are funny, take one comment from a person with a screen name that appears to be a Packer Fan and you go psychotic on an entire fan base, State and or city.

    Seriously you guys/gals need to get a life.

    Just remember people, every group or fan base in this case, has its share of undesirables. Most of the time rival fans banter back and forth and its fun but some fans take it way too far.

    Its a game people.

  47. cchicinfan says: Aug 26, 2013 12:44 AM

    Yah know, Vikings1976 is right. Now that I think of it, I’ve never seen the city of Green Bay panned as part of a broadcast. They never seem to take the camera past the fans in the parking lot. Hmmm.

  48. kproffo says: Aug 26, 2013 12:52 AM

    Never seen a troll and all his contra alter egos so easily trolled.

  49. vikestud says: Aug 26, 2013 12:58 AM

    Cheap shot in a preseason game, this bum will get a big fine

  50. 64post says: Aug 26, 2013 1:07 AM

    As a 49er fan, I couldn’t agree more, it was a stupid/cheep move and could have ruined Williams Career. Looney is like the 3rd center and deserves to be cut. Hope Kilgore takes his job.

  51. footballfan21 says: Aug 26, 2013 1:09 AM

    @vikings1976

    “you have a scumbag fanbase”? wow….deep. Have you traveled outside of Anoka? Blaine? Apple Valley?…..The two states are so different (not really). FYI….Neither Minnesota nor Wi have an actual skyline. Did you really just compare Minnesota (state) to other Cities! that actually are relevant? This is football, where the players play the game, and we just watch. Chill……

  52. supermariojosh says: Aug 26, 2013 1:22 AM

    You have a scumbag fan base. Everyone knows it. Wisconsin is a dump. Matter of fact…have you ever watched a football game and at the start they always pan the city the game is played in? Example…”Welcome to the beautiful skyline in Minnesota, Miami, New York, Chicago, etc. Have you ever seen that done for Green Bay? lol…nope.
    —————————-
    Ohhhhhhhhh…so THAT’S how I figure out if the place I live is pleasant or has any value. It’s all about SKYLINES! Here I thought it had to do with how much I liked the actual content of my surroundings. Turns out, cities are only worth living if they have a skyline. Thanks for the enlightenment bro. Newsflash: I live in Minneapolis and think it sucks and the people are arrogant jerks. Maybe I never looked at the skyline though.

  53. jss86 says: Aug 26, 2013 2:39 AM

    I was disgusted by looney and he should be punished at such. That block was uncalled for.
    - niner fan

  54. mnmarine0351 says: Aug 26, 2013 2:49 AM

    Williams looked OK, hope the MRI reveals nothing to be worried about. Looney will struggle to find a team after he gets cut and for good reason.

  55. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 26, 2013 3:37 AM

    I used to be an adventurer like you, until I took a dirty Forty Whiner cheapshot to the knee.

  56. whatwhat2013 says: Aug 26, 2013 3:44 AM

    49ers are known for using questionable chop blocks ever since Bill Walsh coached in the 80′s. Back then they had smaller pulling OL like Jesse Sapolu and Randy Cross and taught them to cut defenders at their knees or lower. It wasn’t popular then, and it’s not popular now. But it’s what the 49ers are known for. Nothing new.

  57. greenmeattruck says: Aug 26, 2013 3:52 AM

    vikings1976 says: Aug 25, 2013 10:11 PM

    @pack13queenso….that Favre signing still burns deep….I love it.
    ———————————————————

    One of the greatest plays of NFL history was when the Vikings got “Farved” vs the saints. So, to tell you the truth, we’re glad you signed him so that he could be there at the moment of truth to keep you from getting to the SB, just like he did to us so many times.

  58. tokyosandblaster says: Aug 26, 2013 3:53 AM

    vikings1976 says:
    Aug 25, 2013 10:48 PM
    @jcbadger34 My point gets proven again. This rivalry was over the minute Favre donned a purple jersey. OVER!!

    You have a scumbag fan base. Everyone knows it. Wisconsin is a dump. Matter of fact…have you ever watched a football game and at the start they always pan the city the game is played in? Example…”Welcome to the beautiful skyline in Minnesota, Miami, New York, Chicago, etc. Have you ever seen that done for Green Bay? lol…nope.

    —–

    Minnesota isn’t a city.

    Madison > Minneapolis

    Not. Close.

  59. alldonesmith says: Aug 26, 2013 3:54 AM

    No place for that in the NFL. No idea what Looney was thinking, but it was completely uncalled for. 49ers fans won’t stand for that kind of behavior, and I hope the team doesn’t either.

  60. alldonesmith says: Aug 26, 2013 4:02 AM

    And to the same Seahawks, Lions, Giants and Saints fans with nothing better to do than click refresh on PFT and talk trash in every post that even remotely has something to do with the 49ers, maybe the rest of the NFL bags on your teams but not ours because they like our fan base better.

    Or maybe it’s because, you know, your teams are actually dirty instead of having a few bad apples.

  61. footballnation678 says: Aug 26, 2013 4:33 AM

    Lol Vikings fans ignore the fact that there left tackle got 2 unnecessary roughness calls in a row

  62. nickynick04 says: Aug 26, 2013 5:14 AM

    SF letting the Vikings know they own California , for the New LA VIKINGS

  63. nickynick04 says: Aug 26, 2013 5:16 AM

    The Vikings are not a good team…period 7 9 at best

  64. nickynick04 says: Aug 26, 2013 5:50 AM

    The Vikings are moving to LA
    I LOVE it.

  65. deeboy says: Aug 26, 2013 5:57 AM

    Looney went to college at Wake Forest, where they have been pulling this crap since Jim Grobe arrived. Between Wake Forest and Georgia Tech, its a wonder anyone comes out of the ACC with their knees intact.

    Sad to know that some habits die hard.

  66. polamalurulz43 says: Aug 26, 2013 5:58 AM

    Look, that hit to Williams was a clear rule violation and will be dealt with soon enough. Double barrel discipline coming, most likely either with league fine, Harbaugh rant and cut, or both, but I bet the league calls SF and tells them if he is not cut he is getting fined and/or suspended so the team simply drops the hammer, which is was poised to do anyway. Bye bye Looney.

  67. goldrush94 says: Aug 26, 2013 7:22 AM

    cheap shot, bushleague, dirty.. whatever you call it, there’s no place for that in this league.

    Niners fan.

  68. purp1eone says: Aug 26, 2013 8:06 AM

    but packer fans when your light in the toes QB gets a cheap shot and his knee is blown the first game by the 9ers your season will be done.

  69. jrmbadger says: Aug 26, 2013 8:28 AM

    vikings1976 says:Aug 25, 2013 10:48 PM
    have you ever watched a football game and at the start they always pan the city the game is played in? Example…”Welcome to the beautiful skyline in Minnesota, Miami, New York, Chicago, etc. Have you ever seen that done for Green Bay? lol…nope.
    =========================

    Actually, I have. They show downtown Green Bay, or the Fox River, etc…

    On a related note, have you ever watched a football game and at the start they pan past the beautiful Lombardi trophies the team playing the game has won? Example … “That’s the hall of fame here in the stadium showing the 4 Lombardi trophies Green Bay has won?”

    Have you ever seen that for the Vikings?

    Nope.

  70. kennyrogerschicken says: Aug 26, 2013 9:41 AM

    contra74 says:
    Aug 25, 2013 11:53 PM
    Massive respect to the 9ers fanbase. In victory or defeat they keep it classy. Then there are packer fans…who are the complete polar opposite.

    ————————

    Class huh? Be sure to tell the guy that posts as ‘greengaypackqueers’ he’s classier than Packers fans. Seriously, learn what the word means before you use it.

  71. gbmickey says: Aug 26, 2013 9:52 AM

    Vike76 thats what you come back with is skyline are you serious? You have a state that doesnt even support your team. Who cares if you have a tall building we have a succesful football franchise with a stadium that is the mecca in the NFL and is on the bucket list of fans to see a game at, just like Wrigley or Fenway. Speaking of dumps isnt that what your collapsible stadium is known for, even by your own fans?

  72. dcviking says: Aug 26, 2013 10:15 AM

    @mn1288 -

    It may be a long season for the Vikings indeed — lots of question marks and lots that can go either way (good or bad).

    I know you’re concerned as well. Being as you apparently root for the Vikings to win the other 14 weeks when they aren’t playing the Packers — since you don’t want your rivals to lose to other teams.

  73. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 26, 2013 11:04 AM

    That embarrassing Viking performance last night further reinforced how hapless and tasteless they truly are.

  74. greenandyellowarebabypoopcolorsiwouldrathrwearpink says: Aug 26, 2013 12:31 PM

    tecmobowl34 says:
    Aug 25, 2013 11:36 PM
    Cheap shot? What goes around comes around. Jared Allen nearly ended Lance Louis’ career last year on one of the dirtiest hits I’ve ever seen.

    Karma is Karma.

    ******************************************
    lets compare apples to apples, the hit on lewis was high it was in a regular season game and it what they call an ear whole shot, may have been cheap but didnt end his career, the shot on williams last nite, was in a preseason game, it was cheap and it was at the knees which can end a guys career, compairing those plays are not one in the same

  75. greenandyellowarebabypoopcolorsiwouldrathrwearpink says: Aug 26, 2013 12:33 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    Aug 26, 2013 11:04 AM
    That embarrassing Viking performance last night further reinforced how hapless and tasteless they truly are.

    *******************************************you said that yesterday, get some new material and worry about your swiss cheese -o-line which they might start pulling FA’s off the street to plug the leaking dike

  76. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 26, 2013 1:00 PM

    The Vikings only play dirty when they’re getting whipped.

    Which is all the time.

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