Monday, November 26, 2012

Mario finally showing up, earning some of that $100M


The Buffalo Bills lost a game Sunday, but they gained something else. Call it what you will.

Defensive end Mario Williams, who was invisible through the first part of the season but has been finding himself as of late, had a sort of coming-out party during the Bills' 20-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Williams accounted for three of Buffalo's four sacks on Andrew Luck, and he also got his hand on a pass that fell incomplete.

The veteran pass-rusher signed the most lucrative contract for a defensive player in NFL history ($100 million) before the season, but he produced very little early on, totaling just 4.5 sacks in Buffalo's first nine games.

Williams was battling a wrist injury through most of that time and had a minor surgery over the team's bye week. Since then, he's amassed 17 tackles and five sacks in four games.

Apparently his problems with the wrist were legit.

"The biggest thing for me is my morale and feeling better," Williams said after the game. "That helped me tremendously."

Williams leads Buffalo with 8.5 quarterback takedowns, and he's now tied for 11th in the league in that category.

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