, , , ,  

Tramon Williams Grabs Pivotal Pick

October 16, 2017

Cardinals cornerback Tramon Williams hauls in his interception in the fourth quarter.

Few knew it at the time, but the Cardinals needed every one of their five touchdowns on Sunday to hold off a furious Buccaneers rally.

It was an unlikely player who helped set up the last one in the 38-33 win. After only seeing spot duty through five weeks, cornerback Tramon Williams was pressed into action in the second half after star cover man Patrick Peterson left with a quadriceps injury.

Williams came up with a pivotal turnover in the fourth quarter, intercepting Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick near the goal-line to set up Adrian Peterson’s 1-yard touchdown run for a 38-20 lead.

“Thank God Tramon Williams jumped that play,” coach Bruce Arians said. “That’s what he does. He’s a smart, smart player. We have to get him on the field more.”

Even though he hasn’t played much this season, Williams is a former Pro Bowler with more than a decade of NFL experience, and that helped him read the situation.

“You’ve got a team backed up, empty formation,” Williams said. “The quarterback is not looking to hold the ball at all. So once I read the quarterback’s eyes, I knew it was going to be something quick. I got the ball. It was a routine play.”

Via: azcardinals.com

Have your say

Why ask?