CSNBayArea.com's Ray Ratto blogged about Kyle Williams. Poor, poor Kyle Williams. The young receiver had a game to forget as he positioned himself as reason no. 1 for the San Francisco 49ers losing the NFC Championship Game to the New York Giants, 20-17, Sunday night.
"It was just one of those situations," Williams said. "Just one of those things."
They were words of a young man who still hasn't wrapped his mind around what happened to him and to his team. A punt he should have gotten away from nipped his knee, gave the Giants possession and led to a touchdown. A punt he caught was stripped from his possession and led to Lawrence Tynes' game-winning field goal. All the work the defense put in to hold back Eli Manning's offense was for naught. 10 points on the board due to miscues by Williams.
"I just wanted to turn it up the field, and the guy (Devin Thomas) just reached in and made a play," Williams said. "It's hard to be the last guy to touch the ball in a game and have what happened happen in a game of this significance, but it is what it is."
Ratto spoke of the nature of sports, how we won't know until later whether or not Williams will have a chance to redeem himself or will these two plays haunt him for the rest of his life. For Williams' sake, let's hope for the former. But for now he must deal with the NFC Championship game being remembered as the Kyle Williams game.