Originally Posted by Hervoyel
What difference does it make? None. The point that Williams was running to his right without regard to the 49er in front of him remains whether Williams was running to his right while tracking the ball carrier or running to his right because he saw a steak dinner with his name on it along the sidelines. It makes no difference at all. He still displays no situational awareness and running through a play with tunnel vision focusing only on the ball carrier is like running through a play with a blindfold on and hoping you don't get hit.
you're correct, he's not paying enough attention to his surroundings. williams has it coming if the lineman blasts him in the chest with a de-cleater. the 300+lb lineman using that much effort to target a knee is where the problem is, to me it was an obvious attempt to injure. whether or not williams should've protected himself has zero bearing on the play.