Damian Williams as a decision-maker

October, 31, 2013
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Decision-making was the issue with Darius Reynaud as the Tennessee Titans' return man.

His decisions were bad, so the Titans decided to get rid of him.

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The guy replacing Reynaud, receiver Damian Williams, could be as good a decision-maker as the Titans have. He’s smart and he’s football smart.

While he’s never returned a kickoff in a meaningful pro or college game, I’ll feel a lot more comfortable watching him collect a ball in the end zone than I did watching Reynaud.

He’s got plenty of punt return experience from USC, and he’s worked on both every day in practice as the backup.

“I’d like to say I’m a pretty decent decision-maker,” Williams said. “I think a lot of times I’ll take a chance, but when it comes to making a decision, I’ll try to make the best decision based on everything, not just how I feel or whatever the case may be.”

Protecting the team is the top priority, he said.

He hopes return work doesn’t hurt his opportunity as a receiver, where he 13 catches, fifth most on the team.

“You never know, you go out there and make some plays, they might say, ‘We need to get this guy the ball a little more,’” Williams said.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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