Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams admitted Wednesday that while he is frustrated with his slow start he is ignoring the trade rumors involving him (Credit: AP Photo)
After a career low start to his 2012 NFL season, Carolina Panthers back DeAngelo Williams has been the subject of some trade rumors. Williams currently only has 210 yards on 61 attempts and the Panthers are off to a 1-6 start. Despite being the topic of trade rumors, Williams has said he is ignoring the rumors.
“I’ve never really thought about leaving, so the thought of staying a Panther never really crossed my mind because the thought of leaving never crossed my mind,” Williams told the Charlotte Observer. “In my mind, I’m going to continue being a Panther until told otherwise. So those thoughts aren’t there.”
Reports seem to be mixed on whether or not the team is shopping Williams. General manager Brandon Beane told The Associated Press that the team is not currently shopping the running back. However, The Observer is reporting that at least one contender has contacted the Panthers about trading for the running back.
Williams signed a four years, $43 million dollar contract this off-season.
Furthermore, Williams admits he is frustrated.
“(Frustrated) with us being 1-6, yes, but I can’t call the plays and run them, too,” Williams said. “I’m not throwing anybody under the bus, I’m not calling anybody out. I just try to make the best of my opportunity. Every play that we’ve drawn up is designed to score. And if we don’t score on a play that’s designed to score, then quite naturally you’ll be frustrated.”
“I don’t know what I did or what I’ve done to be demoted, but we were talking the other day, and this is the first time that you get demoted and actually get more carries, so I’m actually happy with it. Because I got more carries and more playing time than I would have had I been a starter.”
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