Patriots coach Bill Belichick not surprised Chiefs RB Damien Williams doing well
Kansas City Chiefs running back Damien Williams has emerged as one of the most pleasant surprises for the team down the final stretch fo the 2018 NFL season. However, it appears head coach Bill Belichick is not shocked by his recent success.
Belichick is rather familiar with Williams’ skill set after bringing him in for a visit prior to the 2018 campaign. According to Herbie Teope of NFL.com, he is not the least bit surprised by how well he is playing.
“He’s a good football player,” Belichick said. “Smart, versatile, can do a lot of different things — run the ball and catch, pass protect. We had a good visit with him. He was a good guy to bring in and visit, and get to know.”
Williams signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma. He spent four seasons mainly playing a complementary role in the backfield. Despite his modest production, it appears he made quite the impression on Belichick during his time in the AFC East Division. Although he met with the Patriots during the offseason, he ultimately decided to sign with the Chiefs.
Williams was in the midst of another quiet season until the release of former running back Kareem Hunt catapulted him into an integral role in Kansas City’s high-powered offense. His versatility as both a runner and a receiver has helped the Chiefs maintain their high level of play. The Patriots inability to sign Williams could potentially come back to haunt them in the AFC Championship Game.