With that, here are some of Williams' quotes from just one session last week:
But some of it isn't bravado. The veteran leader and listed 317-pounder can talk seriously about opponents as well.
A Vikings backup running back is frustrated. Sound familiar?
This time it is running back Ciatrick Fason, the team's rookie fourth-round draft pick.
Fason is the latest back to expect a role that didn't materialize, at least not yet. He was expecting to be the Vikings' short-yardage back, but in the last two games he hasn't gotten the opportunity every time – which hasn't been often – that situation arose.
Although veteran Moe Williams, who had that role when healthy, has been moved to injured reserve, Fason hasn't seen an increase in carries.
"Nothing changes. Moe's been hurt for four weeks. It's the same role," said an obviously frustrated Fason. "There ain't no guarantee I'm taking over Moe's role. I got one play a game the last two weeks, what does that tell you? I want more than short-yardage, but you've got to wait for your opportunity. I just sit back and wait.
"I've been into my playbook and just staying on top of my game."
The overall lack of offense has been part of the problem, as the Vikings haven't entered into many third-and-short situations in the last two weeks, when Fason was expecting an expanded role.
"It's a business, so I'll just wait. There isn't too much (the coaches) can tell you. They can tell you what you want to hear, but it might not happen. I'm good. As long as we win, I'm good," he said, trying to tow the company line.
Fason is used to having to wait for his chance. He wanted to become the featured back at the University of Florida early in his collegiate career, but it wasn't until his junior season that he really had that opportunity, seized the moment and then entered in the NFL Draft.
The one smile Fason did manage during a conversation last week when asked if it was harder to have patience now than it was in college. "It's easier (here) because I'm getting paid," he said.
MOSLEY SHOWING PATIENCE
Another rookie, sixth-round defensive tackle C.J. Mosley, seems to understand his situation – playing behind Kevin Williams and Pat Wiliams, along with Darrion Scott, who often moves inside on passing situations.
"I'll take whatever I can get. I'm still young and I'm still learning," Mosley said. "I'm just watching the older tackles – Pat Williams and Kevin Williams."
He describes his playing time as getting "just scraps" so far.
"Where I need to get better is my reads, just getting off blocks and getting separation, playing with a lot more explosiveness," he said.
And Mosley admitted the season is beginning to be a grind as a rookie. "It is a big transition. This is, what, two college seasons?" he said. "You've just got to stay on task."