The Detroit Lions relied on exciting running back Jamaal Williams to bolster them all season, and once again Williams has achieved that goal with great success.
Often cited as one of the team’s key leaders, Williams sets the tone for the Lions week in and week out, and when Detroit had to end the 2021-22 season on a high note, it was no surprise they turned to Williams for this motivation.
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Before the game against his former team, the Green Bay Packers, Williams was clearly in a very heated mood. The Lions put the mic up for Williams before the game, and he had some motivational, if not completely hilarious, moments in the season finale. Here’s a look:
It’s hard to say what the best part of this video was for Lions fans, but it might have been Williams’ perfect reaction to the saxophone national anthem. Additionally,
With the Lions now out until next fall, it’s not hard to see why Lions fans will miss Sunday afternoons the most. Williams needs to pick up the cake as the most entertaining Lions player this season, and perhaps in recent memory.
Aside from his ability to make big plays for the running game and be a stable force on offense, certainly the most impressive thing about Williams was his ability to be a leader for the team and the dressing room. Whenever the Lions faced adversity or struggled after a tough loss or a tough play stretch, Williams was there with the perfect choice for a young team. His infectious laugh and personality are clearly evident in this video and have clearly served the team well for most of the year. Williams must be considered a big reason the Lions were able to hold things together despite a 3-13-1 season.
As the Lions get better, Williams will remain a key player for the team and potentially one of the most important players on the roster given where he plays and how he leads.
After signing with the Lions this offseason, Williams has done a fine job hauling in 601 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns this year. While it’s not a mind-blowing stat so far, Williams also shared work with Swift, Jermar Jefferson, Godwin Igwebuike and others in the team’s backfield this year. At times, Williams has also proven to be an able receiver for the team, hauling in 117 total yards so far this season. Overall, the Lions might have wanted to see more production, but Williams was effective at running the ball for the team when called upon, particularly in short yardage situations.
Perhaps as important as Williams’ game was his leadership. Once again, the running back in this division for the Lions takes it a step further, showing the kind of personality that can be contagious on a good team.
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