Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fitz: Williams resembles souped-up Madden player

Photo: TheBrit_2, Flickr 


Ryan Fitzpatrick always seems to be at his best when talking about teammates. Even the ones on defense.

The Bills signal-caller had his first chance to see recently-acquired star defensive end Mario Williams (pictured above) work as a Bill during the team's on-field OTAs.

"He looks like a Madden (video game) character you create. You sit there and up, up the strength and the guy keeps growing," Fitzpatrick (pictured right) told reporters after an early-OTA practice. "...and then he’s the fastest guy on the field, too. He kind of looks like one of those guys."

That's the Williams Buffalo wanted when it made him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history earlier this offseason. All reports from Williams' work in the offseason program have been positive, with the veteran lining up mostly at left end.

Fitzpatrick, however, is trying to focus his attention on his own side of the ball.

"I saw him pre-snap but usually after the snap if I’m looking at him then it’s usually not a good thing," he said.

Fitzpatrick also talked a little about recently signed quarterback Vince Young, who was brought in to back up Fitzpatrick.

"I don’t have the tats that he does," Fitzpatrick joked. "He’s 6-5. He’s a big guy. We’re actually similar personalities. He’s a real nice, easygoing guy."

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