Kyle Williams had an emotional day when the Bills played the Patriots two weeks ago in what might have been his last home game as a member of the Buffalo Bills. While Williams did his best at times not to make his situation a distraction, he clearly was on the minds of his teammates and coaches.
With the potential for the Bills to make the playoffs for the first time in Williams' tenure, he was again on the minds of the coaches at One Bills Drive.
"Kyle Williams is a special individual," coach Sean McDermott said. "I think it would mean the world to him and the city to make the playoffs. There’s a lot of emotion because of all the blood, sweat and tears his family has given this organization."
On Tuesday, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier expressed similar sentiments.
"I think about Kyle a lot," Frazier said. "When we’re putting together game plans, when we are at practice, when we are in a game like we were on Sunday with the implications that it had, I think about him a lot. I want so bad for us to get to the playoffs, not just for our entire team, but just knowing what he’s meant to this entire organization and what he’s meant to us in 2017.
"I’ve only been with him this one season, but man, I can’t imagine a finer player, a finer person, a more deserving person than Kyle. He is everything as a coach that you would want: a tremendous player, a great leader, a great person. Your heart goes out for him. You want to see it happen. ... I know we’re going to do all we can on Sunday to take care of our part of it the best we can and that will be an awesome sight to be able to hear and see Kyle line up and to hear his name called in a playoff game and to be a part of it."