Maybe it's no surprise that when Bobbie Williams served a four-game suspension at the start of the season, the Bengals were a pedestrian 2-2. When cave dwellers that haven't seen the sunlight for 20 years tell each other that the Bengals will finish worse than dead-last, .500 almost seems like a disappoint in "I'll show you what's what" file. Williams returns, the man that leads the pregame chants, and the Bengals go 4-0. Alright. Maybe it's a stretch regarding his importance overall, as most players are only as good as the players next to them.
However there are few emotional leaders like Bobbie Williams on this team. So when asked about Steelers week, the veteran right guard says, "I have no doubt that we are going to.. .come out victorious", you can't help but slam a fist in the wall. Not because you're angry. Rather because what you feel there is your very soul is the emotional ninja that Williams projects into the common Bengals fan.
There are no problems I hold regarding Williams' confidence because that's the personality this team has developed over the course of the season. It's not the golden tooth diva sitting in his locker guaranteeing a win. It's a football player confident about his team, his coaches and teammates. And you know what? I believe him.