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Ricky Williams Excited For Free Agency; Shares Thoughts on Sparano

The lockout seems to be coming to an end soon, and with that comes talk of the impending free agency period via radio talk shows and other media outlets.

Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams was the latest to share his opinion on what he thinks of the upcoming free agency period, as well as clarifying his thoughts on the relationship between himself and Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano.

“I mean, really, I have no idea. I feel like I’m in a good position. I feel like if I stay here, it’ll be good for me, it’ll be good for my family. I feel like if I go somewhere else, it’ll be good – it’ll be good for my family. So you know, I think in my position I think the extended off-season has been good for me because I’ve been waiting since 1999 to be a free agent. So it’s been nice to enjoy these past couple months and the fun part, when we see who’s offering what and what’s the best situation for me, I’m looking forward to it and I think it’s going to be a good experience.”

Ricky also went on to say about what type of situation he would be looking for.

“It would be to split carries but it would be to split carries based on skill set. So to go a place where they might have a very dynamic running back who might be a little bit smaller, more of a third down back, and so I would maybe take the carries on first and second and sometimes on third and he would come in on long-yardage situations or special plays, kind of the way the Saints did it a couple of years ago with Reggie Bush.”

But when asked on his opinion on coach Sparano, Williams had this to say:

“I think sometimes when it comes to sports, and especially relationships between players and coaches, that people lose track, lose a sense of reality,” Williams said. “And I think if you look at any relationship, for the relationship to be productive and to move forward and to grow, sometimes things have to be said that one person or the other person is not going to like to hear. But I think I know that Tony is an adult and I’m an adult and I’m sure we can move past it. And whether he wants to admit it or whether I want to admit it, I think there was at least a shred of truth in there and I think if he can appreciate that and learn from it, from the voice of the players, I think everyone is better in the end and the Dolphins are a better team next year.”

Williams bashed Sparano earlier in the year when asked about the coach and his relationship. All players go through ups and downs with their coaches, but with Williams seemingly on his way out with the team, he opened up to the media on his thoughts of the coaching during the season.

Out of the two running backs that the Dolphins have heading to free agency between Williams and Ronnie Brown, Williams is the least likey to return to Miami, even though it seems that he is not opposed to it.


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