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Didn't it seem like Williams was a classic case of getting a contract extension, and then totally dropping off?
I don't know what's in players' heads, and I'm not about to assert that Williams slacked off because he got his big payday.
With that said, the promising young corner had a bad year in 2011, along with the whole Green Bay Packers defense. The unit was a big reason the 15-1 team didn't get a shot at a Super Bowl repeat.
As high-powered as the Packer offense was, the defense gave up an NFL-record 299.8 passing yards per game.
To be fair, their cause wasn't helped by the absence of Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins, who missed 14 games with a neck injury and is no longer with the team.
Considering Charles Woodson's age, a move to safety might be in his future. It's something the 15-year veteran isn't opposed to, according to ESPN's NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert.
If that winds up the case, Williams must play like the No. 1 corner he's paid to be. After all, Woodson did say the cornerback position needed to be solidified before he considered playing safety.
While Williams must get good practice against his own team's breadth of wide receiver talent, he'd better be ready for what's coming his way this year.
He will be asked to match up with Brandon Marshall, Calvin Johnson and Percy Harvin with a more experienced quarterback in the division this year.
That terrifying trio contains some of the most dangerous players in the league after the catch.
To say that doesn't bode well for Williams is an understatement, if 2011 is any indication. ProFootballFocus.com tabbed Williams as the eighth-worst tackling corner in the NFL.
Williams better get used to sticking his nose in and delivering a hit from time to time. Otherwise, he'll have another disappointing season.