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08:06 AM ET 05.23 | In the days after the NFC title game, Kyle Williams was a wanted man, and this was not a flattering form of attention. Television shows from "Good Morning America" to Jim Rome and radio stations from midtown Manhattan to downtown San Francisco were clamoring to get the 49ers wide receiver on air to ask one burning question: How was he dealing with the two botched punt returns that cost his team a trip to the Super Bowl? As it turns out, Williams dealt with his mistakes by getting back to work. Williams turned down nearly every media request ... and headed to Arizona, where he played collegiately and trains in the offseason. He called his workouts "good therapy." "I haven't really stopped," Williams said Tuesday.

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May 23, 2012  08:11 AM ET

Good for him...

May 23, 2012  08:13 AM ET

I am sure the Giants fans forgive him.

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May 23, 2012  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Good for him...

Yep. Nothing like a player working to improve.

Wonder if Jim Rome let them use that phrase about "burning questions".

May 23, 2012  08:17 AM ET

<facepalm>


Ruined our dream season.....

May 23, 2012  08:32 AM ET

Kyle Williams, the living example of why they call it Not For Long.

May 23, 2012  08:34 AM ET
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I am sure the Giants fans forgive him.

That very day. We are a forgiving lot.

May 23, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Did anyone ask Alex Smith about going 1/13 on third down? It is like buckner and his error. They still had a game to play after that, and blew it, but buckner takes the fall.

May 23, 2012  08:45 AM ET
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Did anyone ask Alex Smith about going 1/13 on third down? It is like buckner and his error. They still had a game to play after that, and blew it, but buckner takes the fall.

You can't blame Alex. He's like Flacco or Tebow. Gets credited with the win even if it is a defensive victory.

May 23, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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Did anyone ask Alex Smith about going 1/13 on third down? It is like buckner and his error. They still had a game to play after that, and blew it, but buckner takes the fall.

To this day, you can sit in a barber's chair in Massachusetts, say "Bill Buckner," and be assured of a lively and entertaining conversation while you get your hair cut.

But remember, the other guy has a sharp razor to your throat.

May 23, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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To this day, you can sit in a barber's chair in Massachusetts, say "Bill Buckner," and be assured of a lively and entertaining conversation while you get your hair cut.But remember, the other guy has a sharp razor to your throat.

Good point. A time and a place for everything. The guy manned up to it all these years. He never ran from any of it. And the pitchers who blew that late game lead? Never got asked a thing.

May 23, 2012  09:47 AM ET
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You can't blame Alex. He's like Flacco or Tebow. Gets credited with the win even if it is a defensive victory.

How can you even compare A. Smith to J. Flacco? Flacco is way more talented a QB than Smith and he's actually won some games with his arm for his team. Yes, Baltimore's defense is good but I wouldn't give them all the credit these days.

May 23, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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How can you even compare A. Smith to J. Flacco? Flacco is way more talented a QB than Smith and he's actually won some games with his arm for his team. Yes, Baltimore's defense is good but I wouldn't give them all the credit these days.

And on the offense, more credit has to go to Rice.

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May 23, 2012  10:57 AM ET

Coach Harbaugh still looks upbeat.

May 23, 2012  11:13 AM ET
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Coach Harbaugh still looks upbeat.

Not surprised. This guy probably looks upbeat during a prostate exam.

May 23, 2012  11:34 AM ET

Good for Williams- work ethic will make you better, and only way to work through a situation like that is work it out. The kid will be better for it and I can bet money his teammates will see the value here. Kid is doing it right!

May 23, 2012  11:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Did anyone ask Alex Smith about going 1/13 on third down? It is like buckner and his error. They still had a game to play after that, and blew it, but buckner takes the fall.

They tried but just as he started to answer he choked.

 
May 23, 2012  11:59 AM ET
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Coach Harbaugh still looks upbeat.

More like 'I'll have another'

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