Bills want a slimmer Karlos Williams

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Eddie Lacy’s girth was a talking point around the Packers for much of the offseason and now he’s got some company among running backs with too much meat on the bone.

Bills coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday that Karlos Williams is “not anywhere close to where he needs to be to play at a high level” and that he will need to focus on getting in better shape before he’ll be doing more than individual drills.

“We’re not going to put a ridiculous weight number on him when he comes back, we’re going to put something that’s obtainable for him,” Ryan said. “What you don’t want to do, you don’t want to have him, all of a sudden he’s going to drop 20 pounds and he comes out here and he gets hurt the first day of training camp; that’s what we’re trying to avoid. So we got to get him to do the right things now.”

Williams, who is listed at 230 pounds, said he didn’t think the target weight was “far off” and explained that his fiancee’s pregnancy was the root cause of his expanding waistline.

“It definitely is a first but I like to eat and then her being pregnant gave me an excuse to eat, so eating anything and everything,” Williams said. “She’d wake up, one or two o’clock, ‘I want a snack.’ Well I’m not going to sit here and watch you eat because I don’t want you to feel bad but it’s back to football. She’s getting back to working out herself so kind of motivating each other, feed off each other’s energy, and we’re getting ready for camp.”

Williams’ fiancee gave birth last month, so those temptations should be off the table along with other fattening items as Williams tries to bring less of himself to training camp next month.

26 responses to “Bills want a slimmer Karlos Williams

  1. That quote can’t give the team any confidence about him being a disciplined professional athlete…haha. I appreciate his honesty though and would do the same

  2. Normally I’d scoff, but I gained 20 pounds during my wife’s pregnancy. Then again, my profession doesn’t require me to be in peak athletic condition.

  3. Besides being a mediocre HC who makes a fool of himself through his self-promotion, Wrecks Ryan is also a bad example to his players when it comes to ‘slimming down’. He had lap-band surgery and he’s still overweight.

  4. I am insulted that “granadafan” thinks I like or care about the PEDhawks, I bleed red and gold #GoNiners #Nobodyhasitbetter

  5. “Williams’ fiancee gave birth last month, so those temptations should be off the table along with other fattening items…”

    …as well as sleep, every young guy’s favorite exercise and sanity. Welcome to parenthood Karlos

  6. Well I’m not going to sit here and watch you eat because I don’t want you to feel bad………

    HAHAH classic

  7. Professional football has been a full time job since the ’60s. It’s also a profession that has no guaranteed employment from one year to the next. Staying in relatively reasonable shape during the off season is certainly a prerequisite for a successful upcoming season and career. How is it Karlos Williams doesn’t know this.

  8. The coaches should lead by example … looking at them two Ryan boys I see hypocrisy …

  9. Ppl are being too harsh. This happens to plenty of players, and they’re able to be anti-lacy by getting into shape by training camp

  10. I had to endure the Mrs eating ice cream and cold pizza at the same time at 230 am, every morning LOL. Yes, then when the baby came sleep as you know it, ended.

  11. ctiggs says:
    Jun 14, 2016 5:58 PM
    I am insulted that “granadafan” thinks I like or care about the PEDhawks, I bleed red and gold
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    And that’s relevant here in what way? smh
    One troll calling out another in an unrelated thread, the season can’t get here soon enough.

  12. As a result of my wife’s last pregnancy I gained 8 pounds 6 ounces along with losing any semblance of a normal sleep cycle or control over my schedule. That 8 pounds 6 ounces has since become 185 pounds and while I have recovered the sleep cycle it’s ongoing education has cost me any hope of an early retirement. Welcome to parenthood indeed

  13. weepingjebus says:
    Jun 14, 2016 7:41 PM
    Rob could drop 20 lbs just by getting a haircut.
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    LOL! That’s a good one right there. 🙂

  14. Now you know why they picked Jonathan Williams and signed Boom Herron. That being said, they’ll whip his fat bottom into shape by August, rest assured. Someone’s running laps and gassers, you betcha

  15. araidersfan says:
    Jun 14, 2016 5:57 PM

    Besides being a mediocre HC who makes a fool of himself through his self-promotion, Wrecks Ryan is also a bad example to his players when it comes to ‘slimming down’. He had lap-band surgery and he’s still overweight.
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    Just imagine how big he would be if he didn’t get lap-band surgery.

    He’s pathetic.

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