Kyle Williams wants playoffs, badly
By now we all know it's been 12 years since the Buffalo Bills made it to the post-season, and every building year serves as another to yearn for a spot in the playoffs once again.
Quietly, Kyle Williams has been around for the last half of that drought, six seasons in total. With a lot of new pieces in place and old faces being re-signed, the defensive tackle knows this could be the Bills' best shot as any in recent memory to get back to the playoffs.
Perhaps that's a bit of the reason why he responded to a question about playoffs being the expectation with such force and finality. It's been a long time for Bills fans, and he's never seen the post-season. Williams is certainly ready for them.
"Those should always be expectations. Those should always be what you're striving and working for," he said Thursday. "Because if you're not, you don't need to be here. We don't want you on the team. If you're here just to hang around and collect a check, go away. We want to go to the playoffs, that's what we're here for."
Thursday also served as the first practice of training camp, and another step in the right direction for Williams as he attempts to come back from foot surgery. The seventh-year pro from LSU talked about how it felt after the first session.
"It felt good today. We went out on the grass and I've kind of made some changes in my footwear that took a little stress off of it. It felt pretty good today, hopefully it will just continue to get better and better."
Practice continues through mid-August at St. John Fisher College.
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