Kyle Williams says 49ers teammates supported him after miscues in NFC title game
San Francisco punt returner Kyle Williams joined the show to talk about the 49ers’ loss to the Giants in the NFC conference title game.
Dan asked Williams if anything good had has come out of his two turnovers that cost the Niners in the game. “There’s some comfort when your teammates come and give you a pat on your back and say we win or lose as a team,” Williams said.
Dan asked Williams if he still thinks the ball on the first turnover hit his leg. Williams says he still doesn’t think so, but he hasn’t seen it on TV. Either way, Williams said he shouldn’t have been in that position. “It’s one of those plays where I had to get away from the ball,” Williams said.
Williams said the first thing he thought of was having to look his teammates in the eye after the game. But he said that every guy he was scared to face came up and supported him.
Dan asked how bad the public reaction has been. “It was pretty bad,” Williams said. “When it comes to social media, there’s a line and some people crossed it.”
Williams said his dad, Kenny Williams the White Sox GM, was the first person he saw when he came out of the locker room. Williams said his father asked if he was man enough to handle this. And Williams said he thinks he is.
Williams acknowledged there were death threats. He said that the guy who did that probably wasn’t serious, but you never know.