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Pat Williams Feeling Good Heading Into Playoffs

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 10, 2010 – 10:43 am

While meeting with reporters early last week, Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress said his players would have much of the week off to get away from the daily grind and freshen up their minds and bodies. Some players, though, would stick around Winter Park to rehab injuries in an attempt to be as close to 100% as possible at this point in the season.

One of the players who did stick around was DT Pat Williams, who has been dealing with an elbow ailment that forced him out of action in Week 16. Williams returned to the lineup in Week 17 but was listed on the injury report each day prior to that game.

With the Dallas Cowboys and their 3-pronged rushing attack coming to town next weekend for a Divisional Round matchup, Williams’ presence in the lineup and his ability to be a disruptive force will be key to the Vikings defensive effort.

On Friday, Williams stopped by to participate in a live chat on vikings.com. He chatted for 30 minutes with fans and answered a bevy of questions, one of which was about his health. Asked if he was 100% health-wise going into the playoffs, Williams said: “Yes, because this week off helped me out a lot. I came in here to rehab all week and the bye helped out. I’m feeling 100%.”

At this point in the season – after training camp and a 16-game regular season – no one is 100%. But it’s good to know that Williams benefited from the week off and is confident in his ability and health heading into the playoffs.

We’ll know more about Williams’ health – and the health of everyone else – on Wednesday when the Vikings are required to issue their first injury report of the week.

Also, the team will have a short practice today and Childress will meet with the media, so the head coach may delve into injury questions/answers.

Remember that vikings.com will be streaming Childress press conference live today, so be sure to tune in to that. And be sure to keep coming back to vikings.com all week because we’ll have continuing coverage of the Vikings and Cowboys as they gear up for their showdown on Sunday at Mall of America Field.


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14 Responses to “Pat Williams Feeling Good Heading Into Playoffs”

  1. By dude on Jan 10, 2010 | Reply

    The tykings will suck as usual in playoffs–hahahaha one and done __cowboys ruke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. By PAVikesFan on Jan 10, 2010 | Reply

    Ok dude…Keep talkin trash…?is, will you come on here next week if they lose???…

  3. By Nate on Jan 10, 2010 | Reply

    I agree, the Cowboys and Vikings are both great teams, with the winning streak the Cowboys are on and the Vikings being undefeated at home is going to make for an intense game. I just pray the Vikings are one step ahead of the Cowboys. Been a Viks fan my entire life and never felt this good about them taking the NFC championship. Let’s go Vikings!!

  4. By Eric on Jan 10, 2010 | Reply

    Shut Up. The Cowgirls are going to get their boots knocked off.

  5. By moorevikes on Jan 10, 2010 | Reply

    i’m not one to talk about someone else when it comes to spelling but really “dude” what is “tyking” and how does one “ruke”.

  6. By Blablabla on Jan 10, 2010 | Reply

    Ruke? Typical inbred cowpoke. deedeedee!

  7. By jim on Jan 10, 2010 | Reply

    Vikes- It’s time to shut-up all the critics. Come out blocking and tackling well. Be smart on the field. Hopefully coaches have paid attention to what has worked the last game and a half. We have way to many weapons not to use them all.
    BB – AP-SR-PH-VS-CT-GL-JK. Go Vikings from Illinois

  8. By jim on Jan 10, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t know how many of you out there remember a few years the result of a playoff game between the Vikes and Cowboys at Metropolitan stadium came down to a push off by Drew Pearson that was never called. Hopefully this game doesn’t come down to a play like that.

  9. By Vikings Fan from Afar (West) on Jan 10, 2010 | Reply

    I believe the Vikings are the better team. They deserve this game.

  10. By Matt on Jan 10, 2010 | Reply

    If you feel better about this team going to the NFC Championship than you did the 1998 team, you must be about 11 years old, or suffered a knock on the head.

    These Vikings are good, but that other team was as dominant as the 2007 Patriots.

  11. By chris on Jan 10, 2010 | Reply

    i think in order for the vikes to win this game to to get pressure off the edges with jared allen and ray edwards its goin to be a close game i hope the vikes pull it out vikes 24 cowboys 21

  12. By paul on Jan 10, 2010 | Reply

    Pats feeling good, must be back on the (JUICE.)

  13. By Matt B on Jan 10, 2010 | Reply

    If we would have had a real QB in ’98 the vikes would own even more records for off. and most likely have a SuperBowl title to boot.

  14. By Nate F. on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    I like how the media and everyone else bashes Favre for throwing costly intereceptions but I watched Tom brady throw 3 INT and 1 Fumble and no one said anything but “he’s just having a bad day because he’s coming off of an injury” But when Favre threw the interceptions due to a shoulder injury in his throwing arm when he was on the Jets the media teared him apart.

    NOW we see Rodgers throw an INT on his first play and a Fumble on the last play to win the game but EVERY ONE is only talking about how great he is to lead his team to a come back.

    Isn’t there something wrong with this picture?

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