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WATCH: Jamaal Williams earns Tyrann Mathieu’s ire at Saints draft-day crawfish boil

It might take longer for Jamaal Williams to assimilate to New Orleans culture than we first thought. The Saints’ big free agent pickup joined many of his new teammates at a draft-day crawfish boil, but his first exposure to the “mud bugs” didn’t go as well as hoped.

“I don’t understand how people eat pounds of this. I probably only ate ten and I’m already sweating,” Williams laughed, wiping his brow. “Y’all got any barbecue sauce?”

That earned a grimace from Tyrann Mathieu, who scoffed at the notion of needing barbecue sauce, ketchup, or anything else, “No, no, when they cook ’em they cook ’em in a pot with a bunch of seasoning, so they’re already seasoned.”

Williams got his barbecue sauce and swore it hit the spot, petitioning his case to Mathieu and their teammates while taking a shot at Will Levis: “There’s a whole dude that puts mayonnaise in his coffee and y’all worried about barbecue sauce?”

Hey, he’ll come along. It just might take some time. Williams is a big character with plenty of charisma, but more importantly he’s a big-time player. He’ll be a key piece of the Saints running game as they work to share the load with Alvin Kamara and rookie third-round pick Kendre Miller.

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Story originally appeared on Saints Wire