There is a long line of brothers who are in the NFL at the same time. Ronde and Tiki Barber, Peyton and Eli Manning and Chris and Kyle Long, just to name a few. There is a lesser known pair of siblings who will be going head-to-head in 2016 when the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers face off in Buffalo.
What is unique about Vince Williams for Pittsburgh and his brother Karlos Williams for Buffalo would be the positions the two played. Sure, Ronde Barber could tackle Tiki Barber in the secondary, but Karlos very well could be running straight down hill at his brother as an inside linebacker for the black and gold.
Although being a backup in 2015, Williams still sees the field on specific occasions, and he is continually lauded for his run-stopping ability. This simple fact makes the upcoming matchup even more intriguing. What could make it even more interesting? How about a little friendly banter on social media between the two players.
Karlos posted this tweet on his verified account when the 2016 NFL schedule was released to the public on Thursday.
@VinnyVidiVici98 Dec 11th. Lmfao you know it's going down.spat them ankles up real tight buddy. pic.twitter.com/rULpBDTV6q— Karlos Williams Sr (@Karlos_29_SR) April 15, 2016
Not to be outdone, Vince had the following counter-point.
You better wear three mouthpieces https://t.co/NkBRcFJNLJ— Vincenzo Williams (@VinnyVidiVici98) April 15, 2016
The two are having some fun with the matchup next season, but anyone who has a sibling who plays a competitive sport knows when the whistle blows the last thing you want is to look like a fool at the professional level. Makes you wonder who would get the best of whom if Karlos and Vince met in the running lane...my money is on Vince.