Williams doesn't wear deodorant during games, Scott believes


Trent Williams announced his presence on the 49ers' offensive line with authority last Sunday.

The offseason acquisition completely destroyed an unsuspecting Arizona Cardinals defender in the first half of the 49ers' 24-20 loss. It was jaw-dropping.

The 32-year-old tackle is one of the most successful offensive lineman in NFL history, notching seven Pro Bowl selections during his first nine NFL seasons.

So what's the key to Williams' success? Former NFL linebacker and current ESPN NFL analyst Bart Scott has an idea.

"When you say San Francisco 49ers, I know that they are going to run the ball, they are physical on both sides of the ball," Scott told NBC Sports Bay Area's Donte Whitner this week. "All you have to do is look at Trent Williams and what he did. That wasn't even a pancake man.

"Listen, I've played against Trent Williams, and I've always respected him, but I tell you what, if he did me like that, we gotta meet in the tunnel because you trying to disrespect me. You didn't have to do that man like that. This is one thing about Trent, and I don't know if it's all the time, but I played him a couple times and I swear he purposely doesn't put deodorant on when he plays because he be stinking."

"You look at him, he's a dapper dude, his hair is nice, he's cut up, he's a big fella that's put together. You shouldn't be smelling like that. I think that's just insult to injury."

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That's an interesting theory. Sure, Williams' musk could affect the defensive lineman and linebackers he's blocking, but it's a safe bet that the fact that he's 6-foot-5 and 320 pounds has a lot to do with his dominance.

In the immortal words of Scott, we "can't wait" to see what Williams does against the New York Jets on Sunday.