‘The mistakes I made last year won't be made'
NY Jets Confidential|September 2020
‘The mistakes I made last year won't be made'

Q: What is the biggest difference for you entering Year Two compared to your rookie year?

Williams: Last year I was coming in and getting my feet wet. This year, I’m feeling it, man. I got my body right. I got my confidence back. I’m in great shape, great condition. I got my body fat down. I’m rocking and rolling. I feel myself being that person they drafted me to be.

Q: When somebody is drafted that high, was there a lot of pressure on you last year to live up to high expectations?

Williams: I didn’t have a horrible season, but I set myself to a higher standard, and my coaches set me to a higher standard because they know I can do it. The guys around me — Steve McLendon, Henry Anderson, they were pushing me this offseason. Having those guys away from the facility helped me build my confidence and helped me get back to the player I know I can be.

Q: Looking at the film from last year, what was holding you back a little?

Williams: After the season, looking at the things I did wrong and the small things I made mistakes on, just overthinking and not reacting. Just trying to get everything right. The same mistakes I made last year won’t be made this year.


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September 2020