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#1 BillsWatch

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 01:19 PM

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“I think because I’ve done it before and things are working out pretty well,” said Williams when asked why he feels Pettine has put trust in him to handle a multi-dimensional defensive role. “I think they have faith in me in that situation and they know that I want to do it. Big guys want to play little guys positions and being that I have the ability to do it I’m up for it.”


Last year he insisted he wanted one particular end spot and now he is veritable?  It does not seem consistent.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 01:53 PM

View PostBillsWatch, on 10 June 2013 - 01:19 PM, said:

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I think because Ive done it before and things are working out pretty well, said Williams when asked why he feels Pettine has put trust in him to handle a multi-dimensional defensive role. I think they have faith in me in that situation and they know that I want to do it. Big guys want to play little guys positions and being that I have the ability to do it Im up for it.


Last year he insisted he wanted one particular end spot and now he is veritable?   It does not seem consistent.

what did you expect him to say? i think its clear he prefers 43 DE but has shown he will roll with the changes if they are forced on him


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:03 PM

He averaged a sack/ game as a 3-4 OLB.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:39 PM

I imagine Mario likes Pettine's scheme b/c it will move him around alot.  That will disguise the direction he'll be coming from to rush the passer, ergo, his sack production should increase.  I am also wondering this: if MW will be lining up at OLB in Pettine's base 3/4 much of the time, does that take pressure off Lawson and Hughes to be starting contributors right away?  For that matter, does the same go for Mark Anderson on the other side?

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:40 PM

View PostBillsWatch, on 10 June 2013 - 01:19 PM, said:

Last year he insisted he wanted one particular end spot and now he is veritable?  It does not seem consistent.

I'm sure you don't have to think too hard to figure out why he would express satisfaction in his role last year and then express satisfaction in his new role this year.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:30 PM

View PostSan Jose Bills Fan, on 10 June 2013 - 06:40 PM, said:

I'm sure you don't have to think too hard to figure out why he would express satisfaction in his role last year and then express satisfaction in his new role this year.
Are you saying Mario is a 'yes man'?
I guess for 100mil i would be too! ha

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:04 PM

View Postatlbillsfan1975, on 10 June 2013 - 08:30 PM, said:

Are you saying Mario is a 'yes man'?
I guess for 100mil i would be too! ha

Yep. They certainly didn't give him that big contract so he could publicly criticize the defensive scheme.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 02:17 AM

View PostBillsWatch, on 10 June 2013 - 01:19 PM, said:

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“I think because I’ve done it before and things are working out pretty well,” said Williams when asked why he feels Pettine has put trust in him to handle a multi-dimensional defensive role. “I think they have faith in me in that situation and they know that I want to do it. Big guys want to play little guys positions and being that I have the ability to do it I’m up for it.”


Last year he insisted he wanted one particular end spot and now he is veritable?  It does not seem consistent.


As long as he makes plays, that's all that matters.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:56 AM

His job description is the same wherever he is.  Go get the guy with the ball and throw him to the ground.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:50 AM

View Postover 20 years of fanhood, on 11 June 2013 - 06:56 AM, said:

His job description is the same wherever he is.  Go get the guy with the ball and throw him to the ground.

Pretty much says it all. Can't wait to see him do it!

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 02:21 PM

Looking back on the year last year, I think Mario will be more successful this year.  Let's not forget that he played injured for the first half of the season and still managed to put up 11.5 sacks.  Bruce Smith in his wonder years was a 13-14 sack a season guy and only hit 19 one year.  In hindsight, I think he may have put up one of the most quiet 11.5 sack seasons that we've ever seen.  Many labeled him a bust, but I think that stems from how bad the run defense was.  At the end of the day, there's not 4 guys that you can put on a defensive line that will be great at stopping the run without the support of good linebacker play.  The Bills definitely lacked on that front.  I'm looking forward to what Mario can do this year.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:37 PM

This statement makes perfect sense. Wouldn't you be happy if your defensive coordinator were crafting up blitzes and packages so that you were to be successful.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:06 AM

Saw Mario over at Panera bread in OP on Tues after practice.  Dude is freakin' huge!

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:18 AM

View PostBuffalo Barbarian, on 11 June 2013 - 02:17 AM, said:

As long as he makes plays, that's all that matters.

View Postover 20 years of fanhood, on 11 June 2013 - 06:56 AM, said:

His job description is the same wherever he is.  Go get the guy with the ball and throw him to the ground.

Ding ding ding

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:47 AM

View PostBuffaloBob, on 13 June 2013 - 07:06 AM, said:

Saw Mario over at Panera bread in OP on Tues after practice.  Dude is freakin' huge!

Nice. Glad he's beefing up with some cuban chicken panini's and chicken noodle

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:06 AM

View PostAlwaysBilleve, on 13 June 2013 - 08:47 AM, said:



Nice. Glad he's beefing up with some cuban chicken panini's and chicken noodle
yeah, I didn't see what he ordered, but he did take out and it was a very LARGE bag!  LOL!