Posted: 2:00 pm Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Broncos’ Williams on Demaryius Thomas, Peyton Manning 

By D. Orlando Ledbetter

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Sylvester Williams particiapted in the 5 Star Athlete Management's free youth football camp at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter/dLedbetter@ajc.com)

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Sylvester Williams participated in the 5 Star Athlete Management’s free youth football camp at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter/dLedbetter@ajc.com)

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Sylvester Williams participated in the 5 Star Athlete Management’s football camp hosted by Atlanta-based Super-Agent Todd France and several sponsors on Wednesday at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School.

The former North Carolina product, who was selected with the 28th pick in the first-round of the 2013 draft, played well after earning a spot along the defensive line rotation.

Here are five questions with Williams:

Q: What was it like reaching the Super Bowl as a rookie?

A: Oh man, it was a dream come true. I was able to experience it with my family and my teammates. It was big for me. Even though we lost, I was able to get out there and have a good experience.

Q: How did you feel the rookie season went after playing in 13 regular-season games with four starts?

A: It went good. I would have liked to have started all 16, but I was able to get out there and do what I could. I got better as the year went on. I got better and I played well at the end of the year so I’m hoping to build on that going into my second year.

Q: How was Denver’s offseason program?

A: We had a great time. We were working with (defensive coordinator) Jack Del Rio. We really bonded well. I think we’ll have another big year.

Q: What are you impressions of wide receiver Demaryius Thomas?

A: He’s a great player. He’s one of the best in the league, if not the best. We do believe that out in Denver. It’s not just because he’s our teammate, it because he goes out there and he gets it done for us every day. I love being on the same team with him.

Q: What’s it like playing with legendary quarterback Peyton Manning?

A: It’s unbelievable. He’s basically like a computer. He knows everything. It’s like going up against one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, being able to go out there and compete with him and pick his brain helps when preparing for the upcoming opponent. 

TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE

Date                                                      Practice Times (public availability)

Tuesday, July 22                                Rookies report

Wednesday, July 23                          Veterans report

Friday, July 25                                    Practice 3:30 – 5:50 p.m. (open to the public)

Saturday, July 26                              Practice 3:30 – 5:50 p.m. (open to the public)

Sunday, July 27                                 Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Monday, July 28                               Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Tuesday, July 29                               Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Wednesday, July 30                        Players’ Day Off (No Media Availability)

Thursday, July 31                              Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Friday, August 1                              “Friday Night Lights” at Archer High School (Lawrenceville)

                                                            6:45 – 9:10 p.m. (open to the public)

Saturday, August 2                          Practice 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. (open to the public)

Sunday, August 3                             Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Monday, August 4                           Combined Practice w/Tennessee  3-5:30 p.m.                                                (open to the public)

Tuesday, August 5                           Players’ Day Off (No Media Availability)

Wednesday, August 6                    Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Thursday, August 7                         Pregame Walkthrough (No Media Availability)

Friday, August 8                                Falcons vs. Miami Dolphins

                                                                Georgia Dome

                                                                7:00 p.m. ET – CW69

 Saturday, August 9                          Practice 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. (open to the public)

 Sunday, August 10                           Players’ Day Off (No Media Availability)

 Monday, August 11                         Practice 3:30 – 5:50 p.m. (open to the public)

 Tuesday, August 12                         Practice 10:00 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. (open to the public)

 Wednesday, August 13                 Combined Practice w/ Houston Texans (Houston, TX)

Thursday, August 14                       Combined Practice w/ Houston Texans (Houston, TX)

Friday, August 15                             Pregame Walkthrough (No Media Availability)

Saturday, August 16                        Falcons at Houston Texans

                                                                NRG Stadium

                                                                8:00 p.m. ET – CW69

 Sunday, August 17                           Players’ Day Off (No Media Availability)

Monday, August 18                         Practice 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (closed to the public)

                                                                Break Camp

MANDATORY MINICAMP REVIEW

Q&A with Falcons QB T.J. Yates

Falcons to practice with Titans, Texans in training camp

Falcons coach Mike Smith will try to rebound from first losing season on Hard Knocks 

Sam Baker is back to help line re-establish its identity

Falcons WR Roddy White: ‘Hard for me to deal with’ death of a brother

How much the Falcons rookies will be paid

Rookies getting advice on NFL life

Open competition in training camp will be good for Undrafted Rookies

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VIDEO CORNER

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34 comments
GeorgeJimenez
GeorgeJimenez

Sylvester Williams looks like Mr. "T."  "This guy's a wrecking machine Rock!  That match with Apollo should have killed you...  This guy will..."  I love it!  "Gotta-lot-a mor fr ya, lotta-mor!"  He'll be a lot better this year.  "Tear-em-Up Sylvester, break them down..." 

zuzu331
zuzu331

Arguing with JSSN is like trying to teach a fish how to play the Piano. The piano will just get all wet and slimy and after all that messy drama its just been a bizarre waste of time.

RangeRover
RangeRover

I believe the correct conjunctive is self-reflective.

FalconsForTheWin
FalconsForTheWin

If the Falcons don't beat the Saints at least 1 time this year, I'm done with this Smith coaching staff. We're 3-13 against them over the past 8 years. It's ridiculous.


Beat the Saints, win the division. Panthers were lucky last year. Their receiving corp is a joke. 

Either way, I think we can all agree if the Falcons don't make the playoffs this year, Smith is gone regardless. You're an idiot if you don't think so.

JSSN
JSSN

Yep, they got run (Denver), but they were there! No shame in getting run by Omar in February! That is compared to being done the first week in October! "Blue Screen of Death" means the whole system crashed! Broncos made it all the way to the Super Bowl and weren't afraid (or self-satisfied) not to blow it up and reconstruct the product. That's being self-reflexive!

Dasdguy
Dasdguy

Like a computer that 'blue screened' crashed' . Broncos got skunked in the big show.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Is there an APP for that? It's more entertaining than your posts.

JSSN
JSSN

@RangeRover

Doing something makes it "reflexive" instead of "reflective." So we can disagree as usual.

"Reflexivity, in contrast, involves a more immediate, dynamic and continuing self-awareness."

JSSN
JSSN

@FalconsForTheWin

Hmmm, some really good points, combined with some that are historically off ones. Hear me out on this one.

Your first point is true, that Saints versus Smith is glaring. His record sans Payton is even worse! But when teams (Carolina, Tampa, and the Saints) have at least average QB play, Smith has struggled mightily against the entire division. It stands out like a sore thumb. He made hay against teams led by Jimmy Clausen, post rookie season Josh Freeman, and Carolina when they were trying to piece a team around Newton. Even with that, he is barely .500 in the division, just wow!

As far Carolina goes, even with Steve Smith, they were playing with one hand tied behind their back in terms of passing game. They are the division's one true running team. They dare you to stop them. As long they have TEs who keep you honest between the hashes, and then on that flare route to the side lines, they can move the ball.  Their receivers are more a question mark than a joke right now. I don't like their receivers, but don't let this pass you by Jerricho Cotchery catches TDs. He did it in a division with some of the best cover corners and safety play in pro football. All they want to do is move the chains, they are not looking to hit home runs in their passing game. Their issue is their O-line tackles. 

The one thing you have been able to do in the NFC South is win with bad to average receivers. Michael Jenkins and Brian Finneran are prime examples. Teams should have been to double White with no fear. But, if you run the ball and block corners and safeties (secondaries) in the NFC South you must respect play action, then you can get away with such average receivers.

Smith can make the playoffs, problem is he has to coach in them! Pete Carroll and Gus Bradley are still kicking themselves for how they coached the last two minutes of each half of the 2012 playoff game. Carroll learned his lesson. He coached the 2013 playoffs completely differently! Smith's been shredded by everyone he's faced in the postseason from Whisenhunt to Harbaugh, there's the problem.

hpt84
hpt84

@Dasdguy True, but even the oline and the defense didn't showed up

CobbCountyBraves
CobbCountyBraves

@JSSN

Wrong.  Reflexive doesn't equate to an action so it is not about "doing something."  It is a passive descriptive term and you'll not find a definition to support any actual action.  One can achieve "self-awareness" yet never do a thing about it!  All actions are the direct sequel of a thought...other than an involuntary reflex.

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN Wrong Again. Oh,so Smith and the 13-3 Falcons were SHREDDED by the 11-5 Seahawks on January 13,2013 were they? Carroll didnt get that memo as they were beaten by the Falcons 30-28.

zuzu331
zuzu331

@CobbCountyBraves @JSSN The only involuntarily reflex associated with JSSN is the gag reflex after reading all his pompous verbal diarrhea. It helps to have Pepto and a cool towel handy in case he shows up to factcheck the universe...

JSSN
JSSN

@CobbCountyBraves 

It is why I put the definition, that is always an (fill-in the blank), that keeps trying to recreate the language. Like I said, "We can disagree as usual."


(Not directed CobbCounty)

as far as that other one, look up the definitions of bile. One of them fits, the others include the fluid that aides in digestion. Guess which one fits both of you?

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

You and that damn Kettle again, did you clean it, or is it on the way to New England for a complete overhaul? 

RangeRover
RangeRover

@JSSN

So I suggest an alternative term and now I'm bile.  

I'm not going to bother as you're not worth the drain upon intelligent life.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Babble, babble, the Kettle is on a roll. Right off a short pier (on a dry lake).

#palabra

JSSN
JSSN

@RangeRover 

As I said (directed at you), "We disagree as usual!" You're always on the defensive.

JSSN
JSSN

Snore, he's stuck on delete!

RangeRover
RangeRover

@JSSN

Then what does this mean?  "Guess which one fits both of you?"

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Kick another field goal, that's "explosive!" 3 and outs are just scaring the pants off of folks. #muchopalabra

JSSN
JSSN

Nah, I just screen shot, and move on. #muchomuchopalabra

JSSN
JSSN

@RangeRover

Stop worrying, it doesn't involve you for a change. The people who it was intended for got it! 

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Tsk tsk, I wouldn't wish bad things on you. It is so sad that you're so invested in such babble that you never read your stuff and think. Your team finished 4-12, live with it.  You watch 'Extra?' Well, wow, I got let Leigh Oblinger know I found their one viewer!

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN Screen Shot THIS:You are a Waste of Time.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Thanks Ol' 6 hour and 49 minutes, remember don't turn right or you might end up in Lake Ontario! #muyfeopalabra