Sep 13, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive back Cary Williams (26) scores after forcing St. Louis Rams quarterback Nick Foles (not pictured) to fumble the ball during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Cary Williams is no household name – he’s not even a big name in Seahawks circles, really. He was the team’s biggest free agent expenditure this past offseason, while quickly ceding the title of “biggest offseason acquisition” to Jimmy Graham. He’s older, he’s a veteran… not the kind of exciting young specimen that usually excites in Seattle.
Despite his lack of celebrity status, there’s a solid argument to be made that nobody shone brighter all day on Sunday than Williams did when he sacked Nick Foles, stripped him of the football, recovered it, and ran it back for a touchdown. All on the same play.
The sack alone would have been enough to warrant praise. Stripping the ball was an excellent move, and ensuring the recovery without the aid of a teammate was pretty awesome as well. But that he also returned it for a TD is just too good. Welcome to Seattle, Cary Williams. It was a good day for debuts.
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