Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has used his Twitter account to promote left tackle Trent Williams for two different “awards” this week. On Tuesday, Cousins urged his followers to give Williams (and 11 other teammates) a Pro Bowl vote.
Then on Thursday morning, Cousins nominated Williams for a role on an episode of TLC’s “Hoarding: Buried Alive” thanks to his teammate’s messy locker situation.
Cousins took a picture of Williams’s two lockers, which occupy a corner of the locker room, with clothes and cleats scattered everywhere. Cousins is two lockers over, with running back LeShun Daniels (who joined the team last month) in between the starting quarterback and his left tackle.
One of Williams’s lockers consists of a game-worn jersey collection from opposing players this season. The other has his cleats and a pile of Nike hoodies and sweatpants to keep him warm.
“No, I’m not a hoarder, man,” Williams said. “My locker looks crazy right now because it’s a bunch of clothes. You know when it gets cold. … I done cut the sleeves out most of my sweatshirts.”
Williams shared his thoughts while sitting in the chair of place-kicker Nick Rose, who also has a locker next to Williams. When asked what Rose thinks about the “hoarding” situation, Williams scoffed at the question.
“He don’t got a thought, man,” Williams responded. “He don’t got no thoughts over here. He don’t get a penny for his thoughts. He’s got to deal with it. Colt [McCoy] got fed up, and he kind of moved over a couple lockers down. It was more so because the Longhorns have been tanking the last five years” — Williams played for the rival Sooners — “and I just won’t let him live it down.”
Williams said he likes to look fresh, describing it as a “misconception” that offensive linemen don’t like to look good. He wears a different pair of cleats every game, complete with faux-fur on the heel-tab to play off his “Silverback” nickname, and even offered to sign and give away all of his cleats if the media collaborated with him.
“I take pride in being one of the cleanest O-lineman in this NFL,” Williams said. “I’m bringing it back. You’ve got some people supporting it, too. Morgan [Moses] comes with it. Ty [Nsekhe] got a little swag to him. My dog the Pouncey brothers, they be swagging. It’s coming back. We’re bringing it back. Y’all gonna see. Give us a couple more years.
“You got to check me out. Just a little something. Not too much, but just enough. Just enough to catch your eye.”
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