Kyle Williams, Billy Cundiff and forgiveness

Posted by    |    January 24th, 2012 at 6:45 am

New York Giants wide receiver Devin Thomas (L) recovers a fumble by San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kyle Williams (R) during overtime during the NFL NFC Championship game in San Francisco, California, January 22, 2012 (Credit: Reuters/Jeff Haynes)If Kyle Williams had not fumbled two punts, the San Francisco 49ers might be playing in this year’s Super Bowl.  If Billy Cundiff had not missed a 32-yard field goal, the Baltimore Ravens might be joining them.  This morning, there’s more to both stories.

It seems the scoreboard operator in the Baltimore-New England game had the wrong down displayed, which caused Cundiff to rush his preparations and may have contributed to his missed kick.  Meanwhile, New York Giants players are now admitting that they targeted Williams for vicious hits earlier in the game because they knew he had suffered four concussions in the past.  They claim that these hits contributed to his fumbles.

Does this new information change the way you view Cundiff and Williams?