At this point in his career, it is normal for Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams to be considering retirement. He turns 34 this June and Sean McDermott will be his seventh head coach in eleven seasons. But the veteran sounded upbeat about a return from the Pro Bowl.
"You know, I really haven't thought about it right now,” Williams told NFL.com’s Connor Orr. “Just been down here and the first few weeks of the offseason I've just tried to reconnect with my family and everything like that. But I always take a month or so off then I'll get back to preparing like I'm going to be back in Buffalo and I'm going to play. Talking with them, they want me back and I'm just going to prepare like I am. We'll see where we end up."
Williams says he has been in contact with McDermott as well as defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and defensive line coach Mike Waufle. The veteran is likely interviewing them as much as the other way around.
"I've been in contact with them and I've been picking their brain,” said Williams. “They've been picking mine just kind of seeing the direction they're headed and the views of what we have. I've definitely had an ear back in Buffalo.”
Overall, Williams seems to be impressed with the new head coach. That’s a good thing because in December, he told CBS that he didn’t know if he wanted to come back if the team was blown up again. The coaching staff was, but maybe he will stick around after all.
"He seems to be on top of things. He's asking me the right questions and he's had some great answers for me. I think he's going to do well,” said Williams of McDermott.