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Marcus Williams Is an Interception Machine

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Michael Salfino had a great article out a few days ago about Marcus Williams, perhaps the most under-appreciated member of the defense. Despite the big names of Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, and Buster Skrine, Williams has six interceptions in just 175 snaps. Compare this to Revis, who has played 513 snaps and has four interceptions. In fact, Williams has as many interceptions as the entire New York Jets defense had all of last season.

Williams is currently tied for third in the league in interceptions, a remarkable feat by the former undrafted free agent playing in limited time. In short, Williams has a knack for being in the right place at the right time, and having sure enough hands to come down with the ball in a league where cornerbacks are often jokingly referred to as wide receivers with hands of stone.

If the team releases Cromartie during the off-season to save approximately $7 million against the salary cap, Williams is the guy to keep an eye on for replacing Cromartie as CB2. It sure is good to see #20 actually making plays for the defense.