Monday, September 20, 2010
Bears D didn't scare Roy Williams
By Tim MacMahon
IRVING, Texas – The Bears defensive backs are barking about intimidating Tony Romo’s targets.
Cornerback D.J. Moore, who came up with a couple of interceptions on passes that went off Cowboys’ hands, went so far as to single out Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten.
"The second one, he was pretty much just scared to get hit,'' Moore told the Chicago Sun-Times (via the ESPN.com NFC East blog). ''He short-handed it like he was just about to get hit."
Those are harsh words for Witten, especially considering that he suffered a concussion on a catch that ended with him getting pinballed between a couple of Bears. It might have been more appropriate to call out Miles Austin, who coughed up the ball when crunched by Charles Tillman on Moore’s first pick.
One receiver the Bears certainly couldn’t accuse of being scared was Roy Williams. He twice held on to passes despite taking vicious hits across the middle of the field.
Bears linebacker Lance Briggs told reporters that he thought safety Chris Harris’ hit on Williams after a 19-yard gain in the first quarter set the tone. That might be true, but Williams held on when Briggs unloaded on him after a 12-yard catch over the middle later in the game.
"Nobody intimidates me coming across the middle," Williams said. "I catch the ball, pop up and give you first down in your face."