Jamaal Williams: The Lions have brought in great players with a lot to prove

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With a new head coach and General Manager, Detroit is looking to establish some long-term success after three consecutive last-place finishes in the NFC North.

Quarterback Jared Goff said during his introductory press conference that he doesn’t see the 2021 Lions as a rebuilding team. Recently signed running back Jamaal Williams, who spent his first four seasons with the Packers, recently shared a similar sentiment.

Now under a two-year, $6 million contract with Detroit, Williams said his conversations with G.M. Brad Holmes let him know the Lions should be a team that’s hungry and ready to go.

“A lot of players who’ve got a chip on their shoulder,” Williams said, via Chris Burke of TheAthletic.com. “A lot of us who might have got, I’ll say, looked over, but luckily the Lions and everybody in there picked who’s in there now because we’re great players and got a lot to prove. Nothing better than having people who’ve got something to prove. It shows, we all come together and have that same mindset of getting things done. That’s what I can’t wait to go into, man. We about to build something together. It’s about to be good.”

The Lions have plenty of work to do as they begin their post-Matthew Stafford era. But if nothing else, they should have players motivated from their past experiences to show the franchise it was right to bring them to Detroit.

6 responses to “Jamaal Williams: The Lions have brought in great players with a lot to prove

  1. I hope Detroit has a great season — the city deserves it — in many ways the city of Detroit is like the Lions — getting back on its feet after a long hard downturn. It would be great to see the team in contention — except of course, for the two days a year (and maybe when they meet in the play-offs) when they play the Packers!

  2. This team will be interesting to watch in ‘21.
    A lot of changes and a lot of new faces.
    They’ve had a complete coaching staff overhaul with a hard nosed, football attitude and added a brand new signal caller.
    Quite honestly, I expect this team to do well, depending how quickly they gel, and they’ll probably give the Vikings some serious competition again.

  3. You will also have to factor in the packers had a bottom 5 offensive line last season also. Lions are pretty tough up front.

  4. Detroit,
    You are going to love everything about this guy. He will be missed.

  5. I’m looking forward to seeing what the Lions can do. I like the changes to their DL.

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