As we profiled on the home page of Buffalobills.com this morning (Tuesday), there are a handful of Buffalo defensive tackles looking to lean up just a bit to play more effectively in Dave Wannstedt’s attacking 4-3 system. There’s one DT however, who is going to stay right where he is weight-wise.
That’s Kyle Williams. Williams has never been a behemoth defensive tackle in the 325 to 330 pound range. So the switch to the 4-3 system, which will demand that the defensive linemen get upfield and penetrate won’t affect the 2010 Pro Bowler.
“I’ve always played around 300 pounds,” Williams told Buffalobills.com. “That’s where I’ve always been comfortable. So I intend to stay right around that weight for the season.”
In fact Wannstedt believes among the defensive tackles his system probably fits Williams the best.
Kyle Williams might be the beneficiary of this scheme in a positive way as much as anybody because he’s not a 320-pounder but he is as athletic as anybody as we have on the defensive line,” Wannstedt said. “I’m excited to see him once we get going. I think that he’s going to have a chance to make some plays and he will. He’s gone to the Pro Bowl. Hopefully we can give him an opportunity to make more plays.”
As we reported last week, Williams was sprinkled in for a handful of reps during team work in Thursday and Friday’s OTA sessions last week. We’ll see later today (Tuesday) if his reps increase again.
Tags: 4-3 defense, Dave Wannstedt, Kyle Williams
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