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Daniel Williams

Daniel Williams joined the NFL in 2014 and currently serves as a writer/editor for the Digital Features team. A Los Angeles native and graduate from California State University, Northridge, he was also an editor the Antelope Valley Press.
February

QBs RBs WRs TEs Defs Being a Clutch Performer means coming through for your team in key moments and throughout your career. That can mean you either come up with a big play when the game is on the line, or you're the foundation on w... more

January
Madden Ratings: Pro Bowl January 27, 2017

Sure, its popularity is always overshadowed by the championship relevance of the Super Bowl. But NFL players are insanely competitive, so we rarely get to see them have fun. Where else can you see madness like Richard Sherman get chased down by Bobby... more

QBs RBs WRs TEs Defs Being a Clutch Performer means coming through for your team in key moments and throughout your career. That can mean you either come up with a big play when the game is on the line, or you're the foundation on w... more

Madden, and video games as a whole for that matter, can be a great escape from stresses in life. A good game can be just as engrossing as a quality movie or TV show, but a video game requires an additional level of focus that can be a stress relief.... more

Aaron Rodgers & Le'Veon Bell Matt Ryan & Ezekiel Elliott Drew Brees & David Johnson The 2016 regular season is in the books. This is a deeper look at the FedEx Air & Ground Players of the year. Before you vote , let's take a look at some... more

QBs RBs WRs TEs Defs Being a Clutch Performer means coming through for your team in key moments and throughout your career. That can mean you either come up with a big play when the game is on the line, or you're the foundation on w... more

Well, this has been a week. Broncos, Bills, Rams and Jaguars have new head coaches, the Chargers are moving and the 49ers front office is still confused about a great many things. Fine, that last one isn't anything new, but it's still been a busy wee... more

Aaron Rodgers & Le'Veon Bell Matt Ryan & Ezekiel Elliott Drew Brees & David Johnson The 2016 regular season is in the books. This is a deeper look at the FedEx Air & Ground Players of the year. Before you vote , let's take a look at some... more

QBs RBs WRs TEs Defs Being a Clutch Performer means coming through for your team in key moments and throughout your career. That can mean you either come up with a big play when the game is on the line, or you're the foundation on w... more

QBs RBs WRs TEs Defs Being a Clutch Performer means coming through for your team in key moments and throughout your career. That can mean you either come up with a big play when the game is on the line, or you're the foundation on w... more

Aaron Rodgers & Le'Veon Bell Matt Ryan & Ezekiel Elliott Drew Brees & David Johnson The 2016 regular season is in the books. This is a deeper look at the FedEx Air & Ground Players of the year. Before you vote , let's take a look at some... more

It's the first Madden ratings update of the new year, so it still feels somewhat appropriate to talk about resolutions I have no intention on keeping. As is tradition. I'll start with an easy one. I'll stop predicting 100-yard games for Todd Gurley... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Mike Evans, Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck, Pittsburgh Steelers' Landry Jones, Tennessee Titans' Jurrell Casey, and the New York Giants' Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie each had the strength to come through during a key moment... more

December

The Miami Dolphins' Jay Ajayi, Cleveland Browns' Jamie Meder, San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick, Arizona Cardinals' Chandler Catanzaro and the Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contri... more

My franchise in Madden is a season ahead now. In the 2017 season, Brock Osweiler is currently leading the NFL in interceptions. I guess it's art imitating life? But virtual Bill O'Brien clearly didn't see the writing on the wall. The real Bill O'Br... more

The Tennessee Titans' Ryan Succop, Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger, Houston Texans' Lamar Miller, Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and the Oakland Raiders' Sebastian Janikowski each had the strength to come through during a key moment and... more

The Washington Redskins' Chris Thompson, New York Jets' Bilal Powell, Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Keith Tandy and Miami Dolphins' Andrew Franks each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to win... more

My favorite mode in Madden is "Franchise."  If you ask me, "Team" and "Coach" are always fun, but creating a quarterback is where it's at. Sure, you end up playing less of the game because you only play when your player is on the field, but it's a f... more

The Kansas City Chiefs' Eric Berry, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Jameis Winston, Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson, Oakland Raiders' Khalil Mack and New England Patriots' Tom Brady each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute t... more

November

The Detroit Lions' Darius Slay, Kansas City Chiefs' Cairo Santos, Oakland Raiders' Derek Carr, New England Patriots' Tom Brady and Baltimore Ravens' Elvis Dumervil each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins durin... more

The Detroit Lions' Eric Ebron, Miami Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Jameis Winston, Pittsburgh Steelers' Le'Veon Bell and Oakland Raiders' Amari Cooper each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins... more

The Kansas City Chiefs' Marcus Peters, Denver Broncos' Justin Simmons, Arizona Cardinals' Chandler Catanzaro, Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott and Philadelphia Eagles' Ryan Mathews each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribu... more

The Detroit Lions' Golden Tate, Miami Dolphins' Kenyan Drake, New York Giants' Eli Manning, Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott and San Diego Chargers' Melvin Gordon each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins during Wee... more

So I have this friend. I don't want to name him here, but let's just say his name rhymes with Vince. OK, so his name is Vince. Doesn't matter. Anyway, we were chatting in the middle of the less than glorious tie between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizo... more

Atlanta Falcons' Mohamed Sanu, New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees, Oakland Raiders' Derek Carr, Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott and New England Patriots' Tom Brady each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins during Week... more

October

New York Giants' Landon Collins, Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford, Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck, San Diego Chargers' Denzel Perryman, and Miami Dolphins' Jay Ajayi each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins dur... more

New York Giants' Odell Beckham, Jacksonville Jaguars' Blake Bortles, Houston Texans' Brock Osweiler, New Orleans Saints' Wil Lutz and Detroit Lions' Rafael Bush each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins during W... more

Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck, Detroit Lions' Darius Slay, New England Patriots' Tom Brady, Atlanta Falcons' Tevin Coleman and Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Roberto Aguayo each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins dur... more

Oakland Raiders' Derek Carr, Houston Texans' Will Fuller, New Orleans Saints' John Kuhn, Los Angeles Rams'  Case Keenum and Jacksonville Jaguars' Allen Hurns each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins during Week... more

September

The Washington Redskins' Su'a Cravens, Miami Dolphins' Jay Ajayi, Baltimore Ravens' Justin Tucker, Indianapolis Colts' T.Y. Hilton and the Los Angeles Rams' Robert Quinn each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to big... more

The Tennessee Titans' Marcus Mariota, Dallas Cowboys' Alfred Morris, Denver Broncos' Von Miller, New York Giants' Victor Cruz and the New York Jets' Matt Forte each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins during We... more

July

The Kansas City Chiefs' Alex Smith, Cincinnati Bengals' Mike Nugent, Oakland Raiders' Derek Carr, Seatlle Seahawks' Russell Wilson and Detroit Lions' Matt Prater each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins during... more

January

To celebrate Super Bowl 50, we've asked the chefs of the Taste of the NFL to share game day recipes. Now in its 25th year, Taste of the NFL helps to raise awareness and funds via the season-long Kick Hunger Challenge. To date, Taste of the NFL has ra... more

For Eddie Jackson, it all started with a biscuit. A passion for food started at a young age for Eddie. As a child, he would help his grandmother make biscuits at the local high school in Georgia. Those memories and fondness for food helped the form... more

Chef Michael Symon passes around some tasty food on ABC's "The Chew." (Associated Press) A Super Bowl party is typically filled with food, friends and beer. Iron Chef and co-host of "The Chew," Michael Symon is a big fan of all of the above.... more

An NFL athlete's job isn't only what happens on the field. A championship is a 24/7 endeavor. From nutrition, to speed, to power, to endurance, the best athletes never stop working to improve. The long journey to a Lombardi Trophy starts in the offse... more

December

The 2015 regular season is nearly in the books and the year is coming to a close. While the lucky fans have teams in the playoff hunt, the rest of us are left with waiting until next season. But at least that leaves time to actually maintain those Ne... more

Jacksonville Jaguars safety Johnathan Cyprien performs a banded push-up. Push-ups are a great exercise for those looking to get a quick workout in at home. (NFL) There are endless health benefits to working out and staying fit. However, many... more

November

Thanksgiving is here. Not only is it a time for football and family, but it's a holiday that's synonymous with binge eating. Fortunately, we've got an NFL-inspired workout that's great for fending off heavy foods and holiday weight. It's time to put... more

October

The 2015 season is nearly at the halfway point. There's already been some instense workouts unlocked on NFL Up! Here's a compilation of workouts featuring drills from some of the players unlocked this season. Instructions: Repeat the below... more

September

Herschel Walker is the ultimate athletic specimen. His accomplishments not only include over 13,000 total yards and 84 touchdowns, but it appears that he's also indestructible. At 53, Walker is as physically fit as many players currently playing in... more

The 2015 NFL season is here! Players throughout the league have finished up workouts designed to bring their game to the next level. As the season kicks off, NFL Up! has a workout inspired by some of the NFL's best players. It's time to get off that... more

March

Next season may be months away, but many players are already training for next season. Getting ready for training camp is the time of year NFL players typically look to build strength and speed. But there's no reason the players should have all the f... more

February

If anything was made clear by the Arizona Cardinals' injury-plagued 2014 campaign, it's that Bruce Arians can coach anyone. Looking to add depth after those injuries, two llamas caught the eye of the Arizona Cardinals after juking past would-be... more

The Internets have been flooded with helmet concepts for a couple weeks now. What's next you ask? How about custom truck paint jobs. Bills head coach Rex Ryan is embracing Buffalo in all its glory. Not only has he updated his tattoo and looking for... more

The Miami Dolphins have a rich history. Not only are the Dolphins famous for having that one really good team that one year way back when, but they're also famous for Dan Marino and hiring a pet detective to help them find their mascot, Snowflake.... more

Well, that wasn't great. Let's just come right out and say it. The first season of Jay Gruden's tenure did not go well. There were glimpses of hope, but they faded fast. Like fart-in-the-wind fast. (I still think "The Shawshank Redemption" was a bett... more

There's speed, and then there's football speed. The 40-yard dash is where prospects aim to prove they have that next-level speed to thrive in the NFL. NFL Up! Looking to Up! your game? Take a look at NFL Up! to view workouts and tips from NFL pla... more

Let's play a little game, Chiefs fans. You had a 9-7 season where you nearly snuk into the playoffs. Say you didnā??t lose at home to the Titans in Week 1 and came through and beat Arizona Week 14. That means in the very least, you've taken the Raven... more

The Rrrrrrrrraiders. That's always fun to say. Which is good, because for several seasons now, it's been the only fun fans have had with the silver and black. The Raiders have unfortunately become synonymous with the word "loss," and this is a leag... more

It was a sad end to an underachieving season. The split between Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers was dramatic. I mean, it always is when a coach with a winning record (44-19-1) and a conference championship leaves a team. However, this one had its own flai... more

Eck. It still hurts Steelers Nation. Exciting season overall, but after a loss in the Wild Card Round ... at Heinz Field ... to the Ravens, that sent a lot of fans home weeping in their Terrible Towels. Come on, I couldn't have been the only one. T... more

To put it plainly, Detroit Lions fans have suffered. It wasn't too long ago that they were presented with a winless season. But the fans stayed strong, kept cheering their team, removed the bags from their heads and even started a petition to remove... more

I know Vikings fans. It's been a hectic year. Not only did you have to move to a different stadium because the old one ... well, collapsed on itself, you had a new coaching staff with high expectations, questions at quarterback and an even rockier... more

The 2014 season led to another playoff run, another trip to Foxborough and another loss to the New England Patriots. In back-to-back seasons, the Colts came up empty against the Pats and one thing is certain: you guys must really hate LeGarrette Blo... more

Players approach their offseason workouts in different ways. Some take long, and often well deserved breaks. Others simply tone down their workouts to maintain their shape. After the 2014 season, NFL Up! had a chance to chat with New York Giants runn... more

OK, Panthers fans, here's the bad news. You finished the 2014 season with a losing record (7-8-1). The good news? The NFC South was a dumpster fire of a division. Carolina was able to beat Atlanta in the final game of the season and went on to beat t... more

January

Restaurateur Guy Fieri gives us the breakdown for Super Bowl party musts and recipes that'll help bring home a culinary win. (Associated Press) Oh, Super Bowl parties. A time for trash-talk, friends and great food. But sometimes, there's too many... more

December

It takes hard work and dedication to make it to the NFL. It takes even more work and talent to make it to the Pro Bowl. With the 2015 Pro Bowl roster now official, NFL Up! has a workout featuring intense exercises from the NFL elite. Read on to see t... more

With the holiday season comes overindulgence, not to mention any stress eating from your team being in the playoff hunt. But now is the time to get your New Year's resolution in order. One of the most common resolutions is to lose weight and get fit.... more

A crucial factor to any intense workout is recovery. Many routines include a recovery period, some up to a week long that stick with exercises that are low impact. This late in the season, players tend to focus more on maintaining their current condi... more

November

Thanksgiving is now behind us. And while you were watching football, you might've overindulged a bit on the turkey, potatoes and pumpkin pie. Even if you're feeling a little weighed down by all the heavy foods, there's no reason to wait to burn off a... more

Looking to build muscle and power, but don't have the time to commit to the gym? NFL Up! has your back. Here's a compilation of workouts to improve power and strength from some NFL elite. All you'll need is a pair of kettlebells and you're ready. So,... more

When you're an elite athlete, you have to be ready to make the big play when they call your name. A big part of that is making sure you're fueled by the right diet. New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings knows all about changing his lifestyle.... more

October

New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings wasn't born NFL ready. Like many other kids who've laced up their cleats in Pop Warner, Jennings aspired to play running back. But for him, that was a goal just beyond his reach because of his weight. Jenn... more

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