Mario Williams has not played up to his potential this year and even he has admitted that, but maybe a matchup with his former team, the Buffalo Bills, will add a little motivation for the defensive end, who has struggled as of late.
Williams was cut by the Bills after the 2015 season and let’s just say it wasn't an ideal breakup. Williams claimed that Rex Ryan and the rest of the staff didn't utilize him correctly often failing to put him in a position to make impact plays. After hearing the criticism from the veteran, Ryan had some not so kind words for the veteran during an interview for MMQB.
Player-wise, sometimes the salary cap kind of influences you. Look, I like Leodis McKelvin, Nigel Bradham. Mario Williams, yeah, but he is making $17 million dollars [in Miami]. Guess what, it wasn’t going to happen. Now look, with some of the comments [he made], do I wish him well? Not really. But, he’s on Miami. If he would have gone somewhere else, maybe. He’s a good kid, but I am used to some mean motherf---ers that play out there.
Williams has not been the only player to critic the defensive scheme of Rex Ryan. Marcell Dareus, who currently plays for the Bills, was not happy last season when asked why his sack count was low. He told Yahoo Sports the reason for that.
Hey, like [Williams] said, they pay us a lot of money. And we want to use our talents the best way we know how. If we're going to be dropping we don't want to get questions about not getting sacks. That's just how it is.
If there was ever a perfect time for Mario to have his best game as a Dolphin, it would be now. I expect Mario Williams to come out swinging. It is time for him to go out there and perform at a high level. He needs to prove to the Miami Dolphins that they made the right decision signing him. If not, it will just be another player that the Dolphins signed in the offseason who failed to live up to high expectations.
The Dolphins will look to improve to 3-4 on the year, as they take on the the Bills this Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium.