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Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Posted on: January 23, 2012 9:51 am
Edited on: January 23, 2012 11:40 am
K. Williams fumbled twice in San Francisco's loss to New York (AP).

By Josh Katzowitz

After a man makes a couple major mistakes in a game that helps cost his team a victory, it’s refreshing to know that that many fans, through the power of Twitter, can lend that man some much-needed support.

Take 49ers receiver Kyle Williams, for example. He muffed a punt and then lost a fumble in overtime that led to the Giants winning the NFC title and advancing to the Super Bowl. His teammates and many of San Francisco’s fans rallied around the crestfallen Williams, sending him messages of encouragement and love.

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Then, you have the people who, according to the San Jose Mercury News, are tweeting death threats and other heartwarming sentiments to Williams. As one apparent fan wrote, “I hope you, youre (sic) wife, kids and family die, you deserve it.” Wrote another: “Jim Harbaugh, please give @KyleWilliams_10 the game ball. And make sure it explodes when he gets in his car.”

So, that’s nice, huh?

But his 49ers teammates were there to defend him.

"We all lost this game," tight end Delanie Walker said, via’s Gregg Doyel. "We play as a team -- it's 45 of us out there. It's not Kyle's fault, so don't go over there and act like it is. Cause it's not."

Safety Donte Whitner told reporters: “Hopefully, he doesn't beat himself up too hard. Hopefully, the media's not on him too tough. Because he's still a young player, and he still has a bright future in the National Football League.

"There's just certain things that you can't do in certain situations. We have to protect the ball at all times. I think he learns that now, and he'll be better."

For his part, Williams spoke to reporters after the game, saying he was simply trying to make a play.

“Everybody in here has covered my back and kind of patted me on the back and said, 'It's not all on your shoulders,'" Williams said.

Unfortunately, some of San Francisco’s fans didn’t get that memo.

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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2012 1:57 pm

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Those are not death threats.  Stop the sensationalist journalism CBS.

Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2012 1:06 pm

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

TDAISON,...if you can't put a legible, intelligent posting, don't type anything. It wastes everyones time, and makes you look like an idiot. 

Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:48 pm
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Since: Jan 24, 2012
Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:40 pm

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

I mean I was heated about the whole situation, but death threats on homeboy is unnecessary. Im still proud of my 49ers. We just got to make adjustments for our roster. My wideouts basically disappeared, the only one was making it happen was Davis. We blew it, it wasnt just Williams that caused for my team to take a L. My Offense on 3rd down conversions suck so bad are you kidding me, thats why you get the ball to your playmakers!!! We going to be ok, my dude Harbaugh going to get my guys together, free agents is the key for us. GO 49ERS!!! 

Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:33 pm

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Regardless of his fumble in OT...SF had no chance of winning the game bc there offense couldn't even get 1st downs snce the 3rd quarter...c'mon u go 1/14 (and that 1 came on THE LAST PLAY OF REGULATION lmfao) and expect to make it to the SB. Take nothing away from the SF D...they are sick...but w/out an offense that can convert at least a couple of 3rd downs, then u dont deserve to win. Alex Smith was exposed again this week for what he is...a #1 pick bust that bc of good coaching, great D, and good special teams (up to the last 2 punt returns) has gotten a pass this year. That fluke of a 4th quarter against NO is just that...a FLUKE! He is a bum and thank God he will not be in the suberbowl...he is worse than least Dilfer wasn't a #1 pick for God's sake!

Since: Feb 6, 2010
Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:07 pm

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Trade him for Bartman!

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:02 pm

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Giants would've found a way to win even without the turnovers...Alex Smith in the Superbowl with that 3rd down efficiency? C'mon man.  SF with a mentally unstable TE in Davis in the Superbowl? C'mon man. Where is the class of the niners and their fans?  RIP Montana, Rice, Young, ...

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:00 pm

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Yeah the Kid turned the ball over twice but if not for his ability to return punts and kickoffs thus createing a short field with no ability to Pass the ball, the game may not have been that close for the 49ers. If you truly want to point fingers here QB Smith, WR Williams, and K Cundif should recieve an equal share of finger pointing.

Since: Nov 16, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2012 11:57 am

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

It would be nice to see what these keyboard tough guys would do if they were standing across from Kyle Williams.  Written threats should be treated the same regardless of the medium.  Some people are really pathetic.

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2012 11:48 am

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Point to all the third down numbers you want, no statistic compares to turnovers (and points off turnovers.) If this loser would have been fundamentally sound with his approach to fielding and returning punts, the Niners win the game. That said, these death threats from out of shape losers hiding behind their keyboards are way off base. But make no mistake about it: Williams is a goat.

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