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  No one has better epitomized the first half of the Buffalo Bills' 2012 season than Mario Williams. The $100 million man has only registered 3.5 sacks while often being unable to beat single blockers and sometimes getting pushed around on the field by tight ends. He's been a non-factor for much of the year, just like the rest of a defensive unit that's posting one of the worst paces of all-time in terms of stopping the run. But, just like the team hopes to have had made improvements during its bye week last week, Williams hopes a medical procedure he had done will lead to better results. Williams discussed the surgery he had done to his wrist last week with the media Monday. He said the work was done to remove tissue and other scar-like material that had been deposited there after he first hurt the wrist earlier in the year. He said the cleaning helped get rid of materials that were, in many cases, limiting him to one hand on the field:: "Well, by doing that, it is just going to get me into a position to workout and use my other hand more adequately. I think that was the biggest thing as far as me feeling comfortable and just being able to get better. We are kind of at a dead point, kind of at a standstill. So there really was no other choice." He said he'd hoped the wrist would heal itself over time, but by this point he'd figured out that would not be the case. Despite some confusion last week – Bills coach Chan Gailey could answer no questions about what Williams had done – the DE said the team's medical staff had been fully consulted throughout the season and prior to the procedure being done last week. He acknowledged the injury may have made it seem to observers that he wasn't giving his all and called it frustrating to not be able to go at full speed, both in games and during workouts. The surgery was done last Tuesday in Alabama. WIlliams said he won't miss any time and specifically had the work done early in the bye week so he'd be ready to square off against his former team this coming weekend: "It uplifts me tremendously. Knowing that the training staff had confidence in it and that it is going to give me an edge as far as getting back. Before, like I said, there was nothing we could really do about it. It was just stagnant. I am definitely excited. This is a great week. We are coming off a bye week. Not just myself, but everybody having time to rest, kind of get back together and regroup." The Bills have a tall task ahead if they are to remain in playoff contention. At 3-4, they travel to Houston and New England the next two weeks. The losses oddsmakers say they will incur both weeks would drop them to 3-6 and essentially force them to win out from there to have a shot at the playoffs – not an impossibility given the softer schedule from then forward, but not a position to get into. Check out other great articles at Sports Media 101. var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
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