Kyle Williams seemed to have a great season. He was playing for a playoff team, in one of the biggest games of his career. All was going well for the 49ers last Sunday, until the Giants punted to him. He set back to received the punt, grabbed it, and ran as punt returners are want to do. Sadly, he was tackled, but before he was brought down, he fumbled the ball, ensuring a Giants victory.
This wasn't the only fowl up he committed that day, but it may be the one he's remembered for, forever. And now San Fransisco fans aren't letting him forget it, by sending him death threats.
I find the whole thing sad. Sure I'm a fan of the 49ers, but never will I wish harm on someone who doesn't play well. Football is a team sport, and one play does not make or break a victory. Had the team played better, forced a turnover as they did so many times before, converted on third downs, and held the Giants from making a field goal, the bay area team may have been headed to Indianapolis. Sadly one man is shouldering the blame for a poor performance, and he may be rested in the hallowed halls of major sports blunders with the likes of Trey Junkin.
To all that wish Williams harm I have this to say, if there's anyone that knows anything about ball handling, it's San Fransisco fans.
"Cause there's only one reason for doing anything that you set out to do. if you don't want to be the best, then there's no reason going out and trying to accomplish anything." - Joe Montana