Monday, April 26, 2010
Sit, Ricky, sit and talk, Ricky, talk
Ricky Williams spent part of last week at ESPN headquarters to promote Tuesday night's debut of "Run Ricky Run: Hard to Tackle, Harder to put a Finger On," the latest release in the "30 for 30" documentary film series.
He sat down on the "SportsCenter" set with Brian Kenny to discuss a variety of topics related to the Miami Dolphins, his career and the draft.
On the Brandon Marshall trade:
"It's huge. It gives us a threat down the field. I think we were a little disappointed last year with our receivers' production as far as scoring points, and a lot of it fell on Ronnie [Brown] and myself. I think we're going to have a more balanced attack and we're going to be more potent this year."
On how Marshall impacts the offense:
"The Wildcat will still be a part of what we do, and we'll still run the ball. But I think when it's time to go up field, we'll have a threat."
On reconsidering his declaration 2010 will be his final season:
"If things were to end this year, I would be very, very happy walking away from the game."
On dealing with misconceptions:
"The one thing that bothers me the most about when I stepped away is people only talk about the drugs and the marijuana. To me, that's a very small fraction of the reason why I stepped away and what I did while I was away. I stepped away to find out more about myself, which I was having difficulty doing as a football player. I got a chance to travel the world. I studied Eastern philosophy, and I've grown as a person so much."