LaQuan Williams brings a fighting mentality to the Patriots
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“Special teams is really a fight,” Williams said. “If you come out and fight every play you’ll be all right.” “That was my thing, just going out there and being able to outplay the guy in front of me,” he continued. “It was a one-on-one battle. It comes down to will. You got to have that fight in you to win on special teams.”That is an attitude that helps teams win in January. You can never have too many hard nosed players with playoff experience on the roster. Hopefully that is what Williams is able to bring to the Patriots. What the Pats don't need from Williams are any off of the field issues.
Since signing with the Patriots, Williams has found news headlines twice. Once for a tweet about the Pats' playbook targeted at Ochocinco and another for a pending civil suit in which Williams is accused of assaulting a club security team member.
Making big plays on special teams in New England brings big rewards like the contract and captaincy that Matthew Slater has received. Making distractions for the team gets you shipped out of town quickly. Hopefully Williams figures this out sooner rather than later and doesn't end up like Ochocinco himself.