Peyton Manning's retirement announcement has garnered widespread praise for a historic career.
That doesn't mean DeAngelo Williams is giving him a pass for his 2015 performance.
Williams, the outspoken Pittsburgh Steelers running back, saved some of his best open-field moves for Twitter on Monday, going back and forth with CBS Sports NFL reporter Pete Prisco and others about how bad Manning was last season. Manning threw 17 interceptions to nine touchdowns before the Broncos sidelined him for six games with a foot injury. Denver won the Super Bowl with Manning at quarterback, but a dominant defense catalyzed the championship run.
Williams said a lot, but this tweet encapsulates his stance:
Look Peyton is a hall of fame qb who couldn't play dead in a western last year but career over all is astonishing but last year was 💩😷— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) March 7, 2016
This is pretty funny, and mostly true. Many would agree Manning is retiring because his body is telling him to retire. Throwing the ball farther than 25 yards was a major challenge for Manning last year. Williams is simply pointing that out.
Clearly Williams doesn't shy from social media backlash, which didn't stop him from taking a shot at Bill Belichick and the Patriots last month.