‘It was my fault,’ Dogs’ Shawn Williams says

From AJC correspondent Andy Johnston in Athens:

Georgia safety Shawn Williams is shouldering the responsibility for Saturday’s loss.

He missed tackling Arkansas wide receiver Greg Childs at the 25-yard line, and Childs ran into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown with 15 seconds left.

“It was my fault,” Williams said Monday night, following Georgia’s practice. “I missed the tackle.”

Williams played most of the second half, his first extended playing time of the season. He saw the play on game film on Sunday.

“I just had to move on,” Williams said. “There was nothing I could do about it.”

265 comments Add your comment

whippersnapper

September 20th, 2010
9:04 pm

Way to man up Shawn. Get em next week. GATA

THWGT

September 20th, 2010
9:05 pm

It’s a team game… Keep head up.

ga gator

September 20th, 2010
9:05 pm

At least the young man has more guts than most of the coaching staff.

?????

September 20th, 2010
9:05 pm

what a classy guy…learn from it, and get back out there and make some plays….

5150 P.O.A.D.

September 20th, 2010
9:06 pm

Son the game was lost before you missed that tackle.

m

September 20th, 2010
9:08 pm

Sorry Shawn, but speak to ealy please and find out what his problem is.

NC-Dawg

September 20th, 2010
9:09 pm

Heres to you!

5150 P.O.A.D.

September 20th, 2010
9:10 pm

Your missed tackle made the games final score a differance of 4 points. The Missed Block to force a punt, then a bad punt were as big plays as yours. Arkansas was going to get a shot to kick a field goal and win by 3 anyway.

jj

September 20th, 2010
9:11 pm

hey wippersnapper….what does GATA mean?

hello

September 20th, 2010
9:12 pm

This is unbelievable. Its a team sport…no one should admit blame for a win or loss. Are dog fans really bad enough to accept this kids apology…he doesn’t need to apologize for anything.

DDAWG

September 20th, 2010
9:13 pm

So did Jakar ” The Hitman” Hamilton get benched ??????????????????

southsideDawg

September 20th, 2010
9:13 pm

Get After That A**!!!!!!!!!

5150 P.O.A.D.

September 20th, 2010
9:14 pm

JJ is depends. If it is said to Mrs. Evans is means Get After Those Assets. If it is to the dawg players it is for Get Away from That Arrest.

TheTaxJacket

September 20th, 2010
9:15 pm

*** Nesbitt for Heismen ***

(((( 45 – 42 ))))

Alphare

September 20th, 2010
9:15 pm

If it’s fault Shawn, you should not say it out loud. AJGreen wasted a whole scholly and he never said it’s his fault. Worse, UGA has to spend lawyer fee to defend him. At least you are on the field and UGA doesn’t have to spend lawyer fee for you.

TheTaxJacket

September 20th, 2010
9:15 pm

((((( 3-4 passing, 76 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT )))))
(((((((((24 rushes, 104 yds))))))))

Glory, glory to The Robot, his truth is marching on!!!!!!!!

St. Bernard

September 20th, 2010
9:16 pm

Ealey should have been racing him to take blame.

kyle

September 20th, 2010
9:16 pm

atleast thats one player who admits that he messed up and has the balls to say it

kyle

September 20th, 2010
9:19 pm

is it just me or does it seem like every spring and fall practice Richt always hypes players up and says they are doing a great job in practice but then they never make plays in games when it matters…

Sweat Socks

September 20th, 2010
9:19 pm

Shawn Williams has more guts than Mark Richt & Co.

SLim

September 20th, 2010
9:20 pm

Coaching, coaching and coaching (the kids has bigger nuts than the whole coaching staff). Georgia will not win more than 4 games this year…. The blame is not Shawn’s…it’s CMR and his staff.

play action pass on 3rd and 10

September 20th, 2010
9:20 pm

that’s how u man up Bozo….

southsideDawg

September 20th, 2010
9:21 pm

Fire BOZO NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

Florida Dawg

September 20th, 2010
9:22 pm

GATA means “Get After Their A–” and based on what I remember, Erk Russell had it stamped on the teams gray Georgia T-Shirts and the letters GATA was placed on the defense units helmets, middle above the eyes, for a GT vs. UGA game in the late 70’s. It stuck and the letters are mentioned today but not sure if it is used around the team.
Some of you that go back before the 70’s may know if it was used then, but I believe Coach Erk was the man behind GATA.

Facethefacts

September 20th, 2010
9:22 pm

This young man has my respect.

Flowery Branch Yellow Jacket

September 20th, 2010
9:24 pm

Now this is an impressive young man. I don’t know how well he plays football, but I assume he’s pretty good at that too. Still, the thing that impresses most is his willingness to accept his responsibility for the Hogs’ last score. We all know that this one play didn’t really “lose the game”, but it’s refreshing to see someone who’s disappointed in his own performance. (I should emphasize that it’s a refreshing CHANGE when compared with the Dogs’ coaching staff … none of whom have admitted any responsibility for the outcomes of the last two games.)

Worm

September 20th, 2010
9:26 pm

we’re still behind you kid!

the real mistake

September 20th, 2010
9:30 pm

The real mistake was playing for such a crappy fan base….look at them turning against the team after three games. At least its fun to watch.

5150 P.O.A.D.

September 20th, 2010
9:30 pm

Maybe if the dawgs don’t paint Russ’ butt and embarass him infront of the Miss State Bulldog this weekend the Dawgs will get some better luck.

Mobile Dawg

September 20th, 2010
9:32 pm

Amen ga gator….We’re pulling for you Mr. Williams….The longer the shennaigan goes on with these coaches not admitting ultimate responsibiltiy in their inability to build and prepare the team, then manage the game, the more aggravated I become with them. We will bark and bite again someday.

Terry

September 20th, 2010
9:32 pm

Good job Shawn, maybe Murray will follow your example and admit the 14 runs for 9 yards, and 6 sacks, and the interception, holding on to the ball so long, and losing the last 2 games, since he’s the QB, were all his fault.

marc

September 20th, 2010
9:34 pm

The Bulldogs played without Shaun Chapas, Brenden Smith, Caleb King our best Blocking Back, and A.J. Green. We have not has all of our experince on the field in one game this year. Mike BoBo, I think you will call a better game back upstairs in the box or either give the calls back to Mark Richt. The playcalling is extremely vanilla. No mixing it up and playing to your players strength like wooten in the slot catching short passes or letting Murray run the offense from the Shotgun. I mean Dang, by the time he took 5 steps back it was time to throw or he was being hit. Help the Young man out. Every single time he was under center he was throwing with hands in his face and traffic. Am I the only one who saw that.

Mobile Dawg

September 20th, 2010
9:35 pm

Real mistake, if you are a fan, look around you. You are becoming a minority in a hurry.

It is Willie Willie bad

September 20th, 2010
9:36 pm

shawn… its not your fault, it the coaches that allows you to play.

roger

September 20th, 2010
9:36 pm

keep your head up, learn from it, go get em next week!!!

DAWG DRUNK

September 20th, 2010
9:36 pm

Mr. Shawn Williams a man cannot measure their true character until they first face adversity. You will indeed be succesful in your atheltic career at UGA and in life because you acceped responsibility and your character is now evident to yourself and all. Congratulations, and I can’t wait to see you make a big play on Saturday night becuse I know you will!

Mobile Dawg

September 20th, 2010
9:38 pm

Marc, your comments are vanilla, everyone plays with injuries and suspensions. Bama has been without their Heisman winner, Darius suspended, etc. Has it slowed the Tide down? Enough excuses people. Hold the coaches accountable and things might just improve….What a novel idea today, accountability ! ! !

Bryan G.

September 20th, 2010
9:38 pm

We are really racking up the post game apologies from players this year, aren’t we? I’d rather we build a little less character and a few more victories. one and freaking two.

Then McGarrity said to Richt

September 20th, 2010
9:39 pm

I see that UGA is now “in the HUNT” for last place in the SEC east …….

Uuugh.

September 20th, 2010
9:41 pm

I totally agree with the other posters in that Mike Bobo and Mark Richt could learn a little something about taking responsibility from this young man. I would have loved to hear something like “We didn’t put our kids in the best position to win the game” from the coaching staff…rather than “Murray holds on to the ball too long” or “If the players aren’t where they are supposed to be they are going to give up big plays.” Our coaches are like politicians: No accountability and only looking out for number 1 (and I don’t mean Branden Smith).

Dr. Phil

September 20th, 2010
9:43 pm

It is a team sport, and Green let the team down for a thousand bucks.

Mark (another one)

September 20th, 2010
9:43 pm

It was a team L. No single person was to blame. Us fans will be there screeming our support next game, and those not doing so, aren’t real fans.

tell me again

September 20th, 2010
9:44 pm

I admire the young man for accepting his part in the loss but the game should not have come down to his error. Two dropped interceptions – very questionable playcalling at crucial times – no running game – other players not executing blocks – etc. etc. We could have just as easily won the last two as lost them – still, I see improvement and heart on this team – it’s time to go on the 10 game win streak.. GO DAWGS! HUNKER DOWN, BOYS!

Mark (another one)

September 20th, 2010
9:46 pm

Does anyone believe Richt isn’t responsible? I bet he thinks he’s responsible. Richt will try to learn from the past and move on. I hope the players do as well. As for Green, he isn’t on the field. Until he is, he’s a non-factor.

AJ sports his ear bling

September 20th, 2010
9:46 pm

Washaun and Caleb will have their bling on come Saturday…..

Mobile Dawg

September 20th, 2010
9:47 pm

Seriously Uuugh. Have you ever heard CMR man up and say he hasn’t done his job? Three million reasons to start getting hot under the collar if your a UGA man, I mean person. Ask any knowledgeable expert in the land and they will tell you the program has slipped. That would be a good tough question to ask Coach next press conference. Coach, do you think the program has slipped the last several years? I gurantee you will get a politicians answer.

goober t weichshiner

September 20th, 2010
9:47 pm

I tip my hat to Shawn Williams. Sir, there were many plays, but I appreciate your willingness to man up. I will always be in your corner. I saw you make some big hits on Saturday!

Minimum Mark

September 20th, 2010
9:47 pm

I recall Coach Bryant always attributed losses to “poor coaching.” I haven’t heard Richt, Adams, or anyone else, except maybe Evans, take responsibility for anything, and Evans didn’t mean it.

Die-Hard UGA Fan

September 20th, 2010
9:48 pm

Loved Green’s diamond stud. Must be delivering some really fine papers. What in the hell does the kid who showed up and played have to apologize for? Nothing. The traitor does, though.

Dale

September 20th, 2010
9:49 pm

We’re behind you Shawn. You couldn’t convince any Dawg fan the loss was your fault. The season is long and has only just begun. Sic em.