WR Damian Williams - Free Agent
|6-1, 197||Born: 5-26-1988||College: Southern California||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2010|
2013 Week 1 vs PIT (2 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Williams converted a third down after Jake Locker extended the play. Williams stayed alive to come free over the middle.
2013 Week 3 vs SD (2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Maybe somewhat symbolic, Williams first reception came on a comeback route right in front of Kenny Britt, who was standing on the sideline. Williams didn't have a target all day, but played instead of Britt on the final drive. Seemingly everything that could have gone wrong for Britt on the day did go wrong. Williams almost won the game for the Titans when he beat the secondary deep in the end zone a few plays later, but Locker overthrew him.
2013 Week 4 vs NYJ (7 / 5 / 53 / 0 rec)
Williams was in early as his first reception was Locker's third pass attempt. Williams got behind the Jets defensive back on a sideline route to catch a perfect pass from his quarterback. A few plays later on third and five, Locker went back to Williams on a deep out route. Williams caught the ball into his chest before keeping his feet inbounds and avoiding a hit from a defender. On third and nine soon after, Locker looked to Williams again on third and nine. Williams didn't catch the ball, but he drew a penalty for a first down. With the Titans driving for a score just before the half, Williams helped his quarterback out when he was under pressure by catching a pass on a shallow crossing route. Williams followed that up with a well run comeback route that was stopped just short of a first down. On the very next play, he made a falling catch in the flat for the first down. After Locker went out injured, Ryan Fitzpatrick took over. Fitzpatrick missed Williams on a comeback route with his first target.
2013 Week 5 vs KC (2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Williams' first reception came on third and two when he beat Brandon Flowers underneath on a crossing route. That play came in the second quarter immediately after Kendall Wright went out injured. Williams wasn't involved much on offense. His next target came in the fourth quarter when Fitzpatrick threw behind him on a route over the middle of the field.
2013 Week 6 vs SEA (5 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Williams and Justin Hunter are benefiting from Kenny Britt's absence. Williams didn't have a catch in the first quarter, but that's because Fitzpatrick overthrew him when he was open in the end zone. He did catch a pass early in the second quarter, but it came in the flat and he was tackled almost immediately. Fitzpatrick went straight back to him on a slant route for a first down. On the Titans' next drive, Williams caught a deep in route for a first down.
2013 Week 7 vs SF (3 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
The ball didn't go Damian Williams' way until late in the second quarter. He caught a comeback route as the Titans took over close to their goal line. Late in the third quarter, Williams caught another comeback route to start a drive. On third and short, Williams caught a crossing route underneath for a first down.
2013 Week 9 vs STL (1 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)
Williams' first reception came in the fourth quarter. He went for 20 yards on third down after running a precise curl route down the sideine.
2013 Week 17 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 32 / 0 rec)
Williams hadn't featured much on offense in recent times. He got an opportunity underneath on third and very long in the third quarter that he seized however. Williams showed excellent speed to come free underneath before using that speed to sprint into space for a first down. At the end of the run he looked to initiate contact when he could have potentially looked to get the sideline and extend the play for a touchdown or more yardage. That was Williams' only target on the day.
2012 Week 1 vs NE (6 / 5 / 33 / 0 rec)
Williams was used in a fashion similar to Kendall Wright. Though lining up outside, he primarily made things happen on slants across the middle. Williams will likely ride the pine once Britt returns, but makes for decent depth. However, it's clear to see that Kendall Wright has far more talent.
2012 Week 2 vs SD (6 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)
Williams was the surprise leading receiver in the game for Tennessee. Of course, on an afternoon that saw the team gain just 138 yards through the first 59 minutes, that isn't saying all that much. He had a quick comeback catch for 16 yards, featuring an additional 6-8 yards after the catch following some poor tackling by San Diego defenders.
2012 Week 4 vs HOU (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Williams entered the game as the third receiver in three-wide sets but had minimal impact. Both of his catches came on quick screens to the right side on passes by Matt Hasselbeck. Williams was also the intended target of a Hasselbeck pass to the left that was picked off and returned for a touchdown by the Texans' defense. Williams was not targeted by Jake Locker in the early part of the game.
2012 Week 5 vs MIN (3 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Williams had one catch for nine yards. The catch came on a short hook to the right and resulted in a nine yard gain. Williams also had another short catch called back on a penalty in the fourth quarter to go with a deep target from Rusty Smith long after the game had been decided.
2012 Week 6 vs PIT (3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
With Kenny Britt's return and the team's clearly apparent plan to use Nate Washington to attack Pittsburgh's safeties, Williams was primarily an afterthought in this game. His most impactful play was a deep target down the sideline to the endzone. He was interfered with on the play because he had beaten Pittsburgh cornerback Ike Taylor, and Williams let Taylor know that he had beaten him - a play that could have been considered taunting.
2012 Week 7 vs BUF (4 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)
Williams only received four targets, but managed to catch three of them, the lone incompletion coming on a badly underthrown pass from Hasselbeck where Williams had gotten behind the coverage. Williams' long was 19 yards and was helped out by the non-existent Buffalo pass rush in the first half. Hasselbeck was able to wait and wait, finally sliding outside the pocket before Williams slipped into the hole in the zone and sat down where Hasselbeck was able to find him, converting a long 3rd down in the process.
2012 Week 8 vs IND (1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
Williams had one catch on a receiver screen that resulted in no gain. He is clearly the Titans fourth or fifth receiving option at this point despite having a solid season last year as a rookie.
2012 Week 10 vs MIA (2 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)
Although he was second in receiving for the Titans yesterday, Williams still only saw two targets. Both catches he did make were very nice toe-draggers going out-of -bounds, but Williams is pretty firmly behind Washington, Britt, and Wright in the wide receiver pecking order. Another shot to Williams' value is the fact that he run-blocked on over half the snaps he played on Sunday. He would need an injury to one of the wideouts ahead of him to even think about carving out any value
2012 Week 12 vs JAX (4 / 2 / 46 / 0 rec)
Williams best catch came on an out pattern in the third quarter. On the play, Jake Locker threw a hard pass to the outside. Williams deftly snagged the ball out of the air and drug his feet to make sure the catch was made. He had a similar opportunity on a go route to the right side of the endzone. Williams made a sensational catch with a defender close in coverage but was not able to keep his feet in bounds.
2012 Week 16 vs GB (5 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Williams snagged three passes for thirty-nine yards as the Titans' primary option on short and intermediate pass plays. He was the intended target on quarterback Jake Locker's first interception of the afternoon. Locker's pass ricocheted off Williams' hands and into those of Packers linebacker Erik Walden, who returned the interception twenty yards to the Tennessee fourteen yard-line. Kendall Wright's potential return from injury in the season finale against Jacksonville would cause Williams to see fewer snaps.
2011 Week 4 vs CLE (4 / 1 / 4 / 1 rec)
Williams had one reception against the Browns, but it was a touchdown that put the Titans up 21-6 in the first half. On the play, Williams lined up alone on the left side of the line and ran a wheel route to the back right corner of the endzone. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck threw the ball low and behind the defender (as opposed to throwing a jump ball) which Williams dove and caught for his first score of the season.
2011 Week 5 vs PIT (11 / 6 / 66 / 1 rec)
When Britt was injured, many wondered which of Tennessee's talented but unpolished wideouts would step up alongside Washington. Some of his production - including his TD - came against lead-protecting soft coverages, but Williams appears to be that guy. He did make some nice catches in the first half as well before the game got out of reach. It's worth noting, however, that a couple of his late-game catches did come with Pittsburgh's #1 cornerback, Ike Taylor, in coverage. Taylor isn't held in the regard of the best shutdown corners in the league, but he has done a nice job of shutting down his assignments so far in the season. Williams has clearly taken over as Hasselbeck's second/third option with TE Jared Cook.
2011 Week 7 vs HOU (4 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Williams left the game at the end of the first half with some sort of head injury, later termed a headache. Reportedly he also got the wind knocked out of him which factored in the decision to pull him. Aside from that, Williams had a rough day, getting flagged for a pass interference penalty which wiped out a 51 yard catch by Nate Washington. Williams was well covered most of the day and when he did get the ball he was often hammered while trying to catch it. On one play in the first, Williams made a nice catch on a long pass but was hammered by Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and dropped the ball.
2011 Week 8 vs IND (5 / 4 / 60 / 0 rec)
Williams had a really impressive game making 2 receptions of 27 yards down the sidelines, today he seemed to be the vertical threat looking very comfortable making catches with the sidelines very close. One of his 27 yarders came even while drawing a personal foul for hitting a defenseless receiver displaying great concentration and determination to succeed. Hasselbeck barely over threw Williams, which would've been a highlight catch for a 15-yard touchdown
2011 Week 9 vs CIN (7 / 4 / 34 / 1 rec)
There was no better representation of the enigma of the Titans offensive production than Williams. In the first half, Williams scored the first TD on and incredible play in the back of the end zone. Williams leapt for the catch and his entire body was over the boundary line, he showed excellent body control to swing his feet back into the field of play before he landed. This was not a play where he drug his feet before falling out of bounds, but he actually swung his feet back into play while in mid-air. He also had a nice route and catch on a hook, again showing good body control to seal the defense. Then the second half started and Williams disappeared. He just could not get open, and had a terrible miscommunication with Hasselbeck. Williams did have two catches on the final drive but they were precisely the kind of catches the Bengals were encouraging, short and in the middle of the field.
2011 Week 10 vs CAR (7 / 5 / 107 / 1 rec)
Damian Williams' first reception of the game went for a 43 yard touchdown as Hasselbeck hit him and he escaped a couple of awful tackle attempts by the Panthers to run for the score. Williams kept the production going with an excellent catch on a quick slant during which he had to adjust to the football in mid air and protect himself from the incoming defender's hit. Williams showed off his deep speed by beating CB Captain Munnerlyn down the sideline for a 40 yard completion. The ball was a high, looped one but Williams adjusted to it and pulled it in impressively. Williams' most impressive catch of the day may have been a 4 yard catch he made to keep a late Titans drive alive to kill off the game. Williams' toe tapping catch on the sideline and his high pointing of the ball were very well executed.
2011 Week 11 vs ATL (11 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Williams was targeted 11 times on the stat sheet but at least three of those passes were balls tossed out of the back of the end zone where he had no real chance of making a catch. He was also credited with targets on two other passes that were throw-aways as well. The good news is that quarterbacks Jake Locker and Matt Hasselbeck are looking Williams' way in the red zone. The bad news is that he still lacks consistency at the line of scrimmage when it comes to getting free of press coverage. Williams continues to fill in for Kenny Britt but didn't run as many vertical routes as last week. The Falcons seemed content to leave Williams in single-coverage and he didn't do much to take advantage of the opportunity to assert his will over a smaller defender.
2011 Week 12 vs TB (4 / 3 / 33 / 1 rec)
Had a target that could have resulted in a touchdown during the 1st half but the pass was broken up by EJ Biggers from Tampa Bay. That could have really helped his stat sheet out but he did manage a huge 1st down on a 3rd and 17 making the catch and then taking it for 20 yards and extending a drive that saw the Titans manage a FG to take a 10-3 lead at that point. He did find the end zone late in the game for a TD on 4th and goal from the 2. He was wide open after scrambling around the back of the end zone.
2011 Week 13 vs BUF (7 / 4 / 62 / 0 rec)
Hasselbeck targeted Williams deep several times early in the game but could not hook up with him. He had more success on shorter crossing-type patterns after that and managed to finish as the team's leading receiver with 62 yards on 4 catches. The Bills secondary had no answer for the running game but did a good job of preventing any big plays in the passing game.
2011 Week 14 vs NO (10 / 2 / 62 / 0 rec)
Williams continues to fill in nicely for the injured Kenny Britt. Once again he showed good quickness of the line and good deep speed as he hooked up with Jake Locker for a 54 yard gain. Williams was also grabbed by the facemask on a play that would have been a sure touchdown. Williams is getting more and more comfortable not only in the Tennessee offense but also as an NFL player. He is getting open more frequently and not showing the lapses of concentration that plagued him as a rookie.
2011 Week 16 vs JAX (11 / 8 / 83 / 0 rec)
Williams continues to develop in his second year, showing both speed and concentration that are rare for a young receiver. Williams is lean runner who still has trouble against the jam at the line of scrimmage. That said, if he can get even a little separation at the line of scrimmage then he often is able to get downfield and be wide open. Williams best catch came early in the fourth quarter. On the play, he ran a go route from the right side of the field. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck lofted a high, arcing pass deep down the middle of the field. With a defender in close coverage, Williams dove to make the catch, picking up 48 yards on the reception. Otherwise, Williams spent most of the day lined up to the strong side of the line of scrimmage running go routes and quick outs. Williams play this season has showed that he can be an excellent complement to Kenny Britt in the future.
2011 Week 17 vs HOU (2 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Williams finished the day with only two catches, otherwise highlighting a season that showed glimpses of potential mixed with moments of invisibility. Williams ran a lot of go routes and post patterns between the hash marks but was double covered most any time he was more than 15 yards down field. On downs when he didn't run deep routes, Williams typically slid out towards the sideline as an outlet receiver and watched the action happen somewhere else. Williams is poised to be the Titans deep threat next season as a complement to Nate Washington and Kenny Britt.
2010 Week 5 vs DAL (3 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)
Williams got the start as the Titans' third receiver this week ahead of Justin Gage and Lavelle Hawkins. He was targeted early on a deep pass down the middle and a bubble screen that garnered all of his yards on the day. However, he did catch the first two passes that came his way. Even though he continued to play the rest of the game, he was not a featured part of the passing game once Chris Johnson began running well.
2010 Week 6 vs JAX (4 / 4 / 48 / 0 rec)
Williams was used primarily underneath and on shorter routes to move the chains and made the most of his targets.
2010 Week 7 vs PHI (4 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Damien Williams drew the start for Tennessee as Justin Gage (hamstring) was out in Week 6 and Kenny Britt was held out of the game until the middle of the second quarter. Williams had four targets and three catches for 25 yards, highlighted by a 16-yarder. All of his targets came in the first half as he was minimized once Britt was available. Williams is the fourth wideout for Tennessee when everyone is healthy.
2010 Week 8 vs SD (9 / 2 / 43 / 0 rec)
Getting a chance to play with Kenny Britt sidelined, Williams responded with a couple of nice grabs. He had a chance for a big play late in the fourth quarter as he was streaking towards the endzone uncovered for the would-be score, but Kerry Collins overthrew him because of intense San Diego pressure in his face.
2010 Week 13 vs JAX (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Williams got open on a come-back route, however Kerry Collins under threw him on his only target of the game.
2010 Week 15 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 39 / 0 rec)
Williams' only catch of the game was a big one. He got behind the defense for a 39 yard gain on a gutsy 4th and 8 gamble, nearly scoring on the play, but was tackled at the 5 yard line.
2010 Week 17 vs IND (4 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Williams has been slowly becoming more and more of a part of the gameplan. He runs great routes and has very sure hands. The Titans also went WAY out of character, lining up Williams in the Wildcat formation early in the game. Williams should win the number 2 WR job in 2011, and could be a nice sleeper in ppr formats for 2011.