Garry Williams is the Carolina Panthers' swing offensive lineman who can play guard or tackle.
That versatility has served Williams well.
Two weeks after starting at right tackle against the Giants, Williams is working with the first-team offense at right guard in place of the injured Geoff Hangartner. The Panthers have not ruled Hangartner out, although he has yet to practice this week after injuring his leg last weekend against the Falcons.
I'm just getting prepared. I'm just getting ready to go, Williams said Thursday. And if I'm up, I'm going to go out and give it my all.
Williams said he thought he played pretty good against the Giants, who sacked Cam Newton twice in New York's 36-7 victory on Sept. 20. The Panthers face another good pass-rushing team in Seattle, which had eight sacks in the first half of a win against Green Bay last week.
They've got a nice little pass rush. We can't take them for granted at all, Williams said. We're just studying what they're doing and preparing ourselves.
Williams, who started 11 games in 2010, said he likes his role of football's version of a utility infielder.
I take that as an advantage. The more you can do, the more you can help this team, Williams said. Anything they ask me to do, I'm doing.