PRO FOOTBALL DAILY REPORT : RAIDERS : Harvey Williams Takes First Shot

Raiders vs. Chiefs on Sunday.

You know it's going to be a good game when they start taking shots at each other Wednesday .

Raider running back Harvey Williams has been telling any and all who would listen that he was not treated fairly during his three years with the Chiefs, implying that he was set up to fail.

"Marty (Schottenheimer, head coach) brought me to his house and said, 'You're the man. You're the man,' " Williams said Wednesday. "Then the next week they signed Marcus (Allen). Not taking anything away from Marcus, but I felt I had paid my dues there. Give me an opportunity like you gave Christian (Okoye) and gave Barry (Word). After you do that, then judge. But don't judge me on just one or two carries a game. (It would have been better) if he (Schottenheimer) would have come to me and told me, 'Look Harvey, we want Marcus in there.' But don't lie to me."

Although Williams was directing his remarks at Schottenheimer, when his former teammate, defensive end Neil Smith, heard the remarks in a television interview, he took them personally and had some advice for Williams.

"The best thing Harvey can do is just shut up right now," Smith said. "That would be the easy way for Harvey to really come in here and be safe coming out. Because right now, this ballclub was embarrassed last week (losing, 44-10, to the Buffalo Bills). That's all we need is one little spark from anything or someone to get us going.

"It's flat-out that he just disrespected us and that he (thinks) he's going to come in and do whatever he's capable of doing. Well, that's all well and good. He knows exactly what he said. He just can't wait. Well, we can't wait, either."

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