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DeAngelo Williams: Yards mean nothing without a Super Bowl

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 18:  DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates his touchdown reception in the fourth quarter during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on September 18, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) Getty Images

Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams complained after Week One about way his age has “to play a part” in the discussion about how well he’s playing and his longevity was an issue again after Sunday’s 24-16 win over the Bengals.

Williams went over 10,000 career yards from scrimmage while running 32 times for 94 yards and catching four passes for 38 yards in the victory, which makes it hard to avoid noticing that the 33-year-old is still producing at a point many running backs never get to in their careers.

Williams wasn’t any more ready to talk about age on Sunday, saying “I’m a football player first and I’m an old guy second,” or about what hitting a milestone means to his career.

“It’s yards, man,” Williams said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I’m hunting one thing and one thing only and that’s a Super Bowl. The 10,000 yards up until this point haven’t translated into a Super Bowl so it means nothing to me.”

Williams doesn’t like talking about his age, but provided the masses with more fodder on that front when his phone rang after the game. The Nickelback song “Rockstar,” which came out in 2005, served as the ring tone for the running back whose old school ways continue to serve him well on the field.

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12 Responses to “DeAngelo Williams: Yards mean nothing without a Super Bowl”
  1. trailerparkking says: Sep 19, 2016 7:01 AM

    This reminds me of the time a other certain power back spent his entire career chasing a championship. If I recall correctly it ended well. This team is hungry and I love his attitude. Stairway to seven!

  2. jasons81 says: Sep 19, 2016 7:03 AM

    Nickelback is quite posssibly the worst band to ever grace this planet. Having them as your ringtone should in itself be grounds for some of that “arbitrarily suspended by Goodell because he says so” punishment.

  3. joetoronto says: Sep 19, 2016 7:40 AM

    Bungals fans need an explanation.

  4. theageofquarrel says: Sep 19, 2016 7:49 AM

    Don’t sweat it DeLo you will get a ring with the Steelers

  5. bigcid10 says: Sep 19, 2016 7:52 AM

    Don’t worry D.Will,you’ll get that ring

  6. 6thsense10 says: Sep 19, 2016 9:30 AM

    jasons81 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 7:03 AM
    Nickelback is quite posssibly the worst band to ever grace this planet. Having them as your ringtone should in itself be grounds for some of that “arbitrarily suspended by Goodell because he says so” punishment.

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    You know people set ring tones for all sorts of reasons right? For example when me and my ex were going through a rough spell I attached the “Reigns of Castemere” from Game of Thrones to her number in my phone.

  7. youknowyourteamisgreatwhenthetrollscantstop says: Sep 19, 2016 9:46 AM

    One of the most classy guys in the NFL. A Lombardi Trophy would be an awesome way for him to end his career!

  8. tjm7311 says: Sep 19, 2016 9:55 AM

    Had so much respect for this guy until reading that ringtone line.

  9. clashpoint says: Sep 19, 2016 10:04 AM

    I set nickelback for my brother’s ringtone just to tick him off. He’s a Raiders fan so he clearly deserves it. As long as D-Will keeps playing like he is, he can do whatever he wants.

    Go Steelers!

  10. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says: Sep 19, 2016 10:48 AM

    He’s right. Yards don’t matter. The road to a Steelers’ Superbowl is paved with on-field coach fights, tripping players running for TDs, outrageous gifts from the refs, schedule manipulation, and PEDS.

  11. stillers213 says: Sep 19, 2016 11:21 AM

    Very impressed with how the Steelers overcame some shoddy play early to get the win. That’s the type of game this team lost last season.

  12. baddawg02 says: Sep 19, 2016 9:25 PM

    And yards don’t matter to some teams .Just crying and whining.The loser way

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