Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

16 Mar 2010

Bengals Re-Sign Roy Williams

Remember Roy Williams? He re-signed with the Bengals on a one-year deal today.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 16 Mar 2010

9 comments, Last at 17 Mar 2010, 12:27pm by justanothersteve


by Key19 :: Tue, 03/16/2010 - 2:39pm

Would love to see his charting data.

by C (not verified) :: Tue, 03/16/2010 - 2:40pm

Is the Dallas fan in you suggesting he repeatedly got beat deep last year?

by Dan :: Tue, 03/16/2010 - 3:27pm

He only played 4 games, so there isn't much to see. Pro Football Focus charted him as being in coverage on 10 pass attempts. One was the crazy week 1 Stokley touchdown (Williams was the deep safety who came up and hit the intended receiver as the ball popped over to Stokley), and on the other 9 the offense had 3 completions for 63 yards (with 3 passes defensed).

by Jmagik (not verified) :: Tue, 03/16/2010 - 3:59pm

Cowboys fan here, who happened to see that play live, and thought "man, no one could defend that, too random." And yet it turns out that it might've been stopped if Biscuit hadn't gotten out of coverage position to make a big highlight reel hit! Good riddance.

by mm (not verified) :: Tue, 03/16/2010 - 3:16pm

I don't really have anything to say about Roy Williams.

I do want to thank you for using the hyphen in 're-sign'.

by Dice :: Tue, 03/16/2010 - 7:47pm

No downside as far as I know. Good move on their part.

by Theo :: Tue, 03/16/2010 - 7:57pm

He's better than the next back up?

by Hari-Kiri Bengals Fan (not verified) :: Tue, 03/16/2010 - 8:06pm

Roy actually did pretty well for us, but I hope we draft a FS in the first or second. Please, god, let Earl Thomas fall past the Texans...

by justanothersteve :: Wed, 03/17/2010 - 12:27pm

Post deleted by me. Thought the Packers drafted before Bengals.