The Bengals dodge a huge bomb with Shawn Williams’ injury. Once again, quarterback Ken Anderson is snubbed by the HOF voters.
Preseason games will always be a source of division and concern, among football fans. Those four games before the real deal can be awesome to watch. Rookies are fighting for spots on the roster and vets are trying to prove they still belong. But, when injuries rear their inevitable heads, the good times and warm fuzzy feelings of winning a Super Bowl are thwarted. Shawn Williams suffered a hideous elbow dislocation in Week 2. But, things are looking better for the Bengals young safety.
Miraculously, Williams won’t have to undergo surgery to correct any type of damage to his elbow or arm. Anyone watching the Bengals’ loss to the Kansas City Chiefs had to look away when the replays of the incident were shown. The images weren’t as gruesome as those of Tim Krumrie but in the same visual category. According to head coach Marvin Lewis, Williams is actually shooting for a return in the opener.
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"“Everything’s great,” Lewis offered, per ESPN. “As he said, he’s not going to let them keep a good man down. He’s in a brace and moving very well. He’s way ahead of where the doctors thought he would be. He wants to be there on opening day, so he’s doing everything he can to get himself back.”"
After witnessing Williams in pain on the field and the initial sight of the injury, the Bengals dodged a huge bullet. If Williams can suit up for the Ravens, this may be a good omen for the Stripes.
Either the guys that do the voting have no idea of who Kenny Anderson is or…they just don’t care. Once again, Anderson didn’t make the cut as a Hall of Fame inductee.
How in the Wide World of Sports (excuse my foul language) can anyone look at the numbers put up by this man and not say he deserves to be in…now? Let’s be real. Even the guys doing the voting understand he needs to have that gold jacket.
Rick Gosselin, one of those casting ballots, gave this tidbit.
"“Kenny Anderson is probably one of the top five guys that needs to be discussed. He probably already should be in the Hall of Fame.”"
Yup. That’s the understatement of the decade. Wait. The century.
If it’s a Super Bowl win that will get Anderson in, here’s the key. The Bengals get to Minneapolis, let Ken come out of retirement for the game and win LII. Simple. Bengals have a championship and there’s no more bias. Yeah, right. It’s the Bengals. That will never end.