Kyle Williams has been here before.
A new season. A new coach. The world of the unknown in the NFL has been one of the only thing he’s known in his 11-year NFL career.
Since being drafted in 2006, Williams has been a part of one winning season. That was in 2014 when the Bills finished 9-7.
He’s had six different head coaches, including Sean McDermott. There were questions when Buffalo wrapped up a 7-9 season on New Year’s Day whether the defensive tackle would be back.
He made it known he didn’t want to be around if the franchise was going to tear down and start rebuilding from the ground up.
But, McDermott has refreshed Williams’ enthusiasm for the game as he enters his 12th season.
“Really just made me feel comfortable and to be quite honest inspired and kind of breathed a little life into me about it,” Williams told reporters Monday.
“I think passion, energy, the way he presents his message or view in the that realm. It is not just talking about ‘Yeah we want to win, that is what we are going to do.’
“But, he is presenting it, he is talking about my role, he is talking about our team, he is talking about individual players in a passionate way with a lot of energy. Hit the ground running and being accountable, discipline, doing things the right way, the way you want to do them. That speaks to my heart.”
Williams is the longest tenured Bills player on the roster.