Bills rookie CB Aaron Williams admitted being thrown into Buffalo’s Week 1 game on the second play from scrimmage was a bit of a shock, but he’s confident he’ll be far more ready this week for Oakland.
“Who would’ve thought the second play of the first game that I would be going in,” said Williams in reference to the opener last Sunday. “But your name is called and you have to be ready to go. I was a little overwhelmed the first three plays and kind of messed up on them. But after that first series the guys talked to me and said, ‘Hey calm down. Don’t worry about making mistakes, just go out and play.’ And that really helped me out. It calmed my nerves and I just went out there and played a lot better.”
Head coach Chan Gailey said Williams came along as the game wore on last week. Knowing he’ll be getting a lot more reps with the first team defense in the practice setting as the nickel corner Gailey is expecting more consistency from the rookie and Williams is expecting it from himself.
“I’ll feel more prepared just because I’ll get more reps in practice,” he said. “I’ll get in on the film more too. I think last week I was preparing for special teams more than anything else. I had some reps in nickel last week, but this week I’ll be more prepared.”
Williams realizes that opposing quarterbacks are going to test him being a rookie, but the second-round pick welcomes it.
“I like being thrown out there because they like picking on rookies,” he said. “It forces you to make plays.”
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