It would appear that after a so-so season in which Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Carnell Williams rushed for 823 yards and four touchdowns after returning to the gridiron from not one, but two devastating torn patellar tendon injuries, to show just how much heart and determination he has. He’s looking to self motivate by proclaiming he’s an afterthought in discussions of other great running backs in the NFL.
Williams who’s in the final year of his contract and coming off a season in which he played in all sixteen games for the first time in his career is usually not one to have loose lips. So for him to publicly voice his displeasure over a perceived slight has more to do with his mind set and further proof he’s on a mission in 2010.
The chance to reestablish his career and find finically security can be a great motivating factor in the NFL. After not knowing if he would ever play football again Williams has got a new lease on life and is looking to regain that wow factor he had as a rookie in 2005 before subpar offensive line play and injuries derailed his career and ultimately had many over looking his abilities. Williams, 28, will have tough sledding ahead of him, as the Bucs face the the leagues sixth toughest Strength of Defense in rushing yards-per-game average in ’10.