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Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams shares honest opinion of Peyton Manning

Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams is very active on social media. Recently, he took to Twitter to speak some truth on the legendary Peyton Manning.

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The legendary Peyton Manning announced his retirement on Monday. Most media analysts and NFL fans were effusive in their praise of the Super Bowl champion and former quarterback for both the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams had a more comprehensive assessment of Manning.

On Twitter, he wrote:

Williams took a lot of heat on Twitter for his evaluation of Manning's final season. He also took the time to respond personally to his many critics.

He also explained his line of thinking:

Williams is right: Manning played horribly his final season. The Broncos ended up winning the Super Bowl, but that was in spite of Manning, not because of him. In fact, without the Denver defense, the team would have been mediocre at best.

Williams took a lot of heat for his comments, but not as much as Lindsay Jones of USA Today who had the guts to ask Manning about allegations of sexual assault in 1996.