Found September 11, 2012 on
While ESPN analyst Damien Woody may have been praising the Buffalo Bills throughout the offseason, even going as far to predict that they would make the NFL Playoffs after signing free agent DE Mario Williams, the retired offensive lineman for the New England Patriots, Detroit Lions and New York Jets now has changed his tune on the biggest signing over the past year. After watching the Jets destroy the Bills on Sunday, Williams complained that the replacement referees kept ignoring what he felt was illegal jabs to the face by Jets’ offensive lineman Austin Howard, who had just four games of NFL experience, including only one start prior to Sunday. Woody wasn’t buying it. “Mario had no effect on the game. None. Zero.” said Woody, who watched the game from the stands at the Meadowlands. Zero effect may be a bit misleading. Williams did record one tackle in the game. Still, for the Bills to pay a guy $100 million to record one lone tackle and no sacks, and then complain about replaceme...

Harrison slams Mario Williams

Former Patriots safety and current NBC analyst Rodney Harrison doesn't think much of Mario Williams' debut with the Bills nor his postgame whining about the officiating.  So much so that Harrison implied that Williams has a dim future.


Williams blasts replacement refs

Mario Williams was upset with the job the replacement officials did during the Bills blowout loss to the Jets. He had some harsh words for the crew.

Mario Williams rips replacement officials

Mario Williams is expected to have a major impact in Buffalo this season. On Sunday, he was a nonfactor. The man the Bills signed to a $100 million contract over the offseason had only one tackle. The Jets completely had their way with the defense Williams is supposed to anchor this season, smashing the Bills 48-28. Naturally, it was the replacement officials’ faults that Williams...

Buffalo Bills: Buyer’s Remorse Already for Mario Williams?

As a Houston Texans follower, I got plenty of questions on twitter over the summer from fans of other teams that were interested in pilfering free agent Mario Williams. The first question was usually if I really thought the Texans would let him walk. After I said yes, the question was automatically followed up with “Are they Crazy?!” This was expected. After all, I got the same...

Does Mario Williams Have A Point?

Week one couldn’t have gone any worse for the Bills. They get hammered by the New York Jets 48-28, lose David Nelson and Fred Jackson to knee injuries, and their so-called “improved defense” was seemingly replaced by a bunch of high schoolers pretending to be NFL players. And it didn’t get better after the game. During his post game press conference, defensive end Mario Williams...

J.J. Watt doesn’t miss having Mario Williams on the Texans

Houston Texans linebacker J.J. Watt isn’t missing his former teammate and current Bills defensive end Mario Williams now that he’s no longer playing along side him week in and week out. “I’ll miss him in the locker room, but not on the field,” Watt said of Williams, according to via I don’t think Watt is ripping Williams in any way.  He probably...

Rodney Harrison rips Mario Williams, says “he’ll probably fall off the face of the earth”

Former NFL safety and currentl NBC Sports analyst Rodney Harrison joined the Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network. Harrison made it clear that he believes Bills defensive end Mario Williams should have taken less money to play for a winning team. “They’re not very good,” Harrison said.  “They don’t have a franchise quarterback.  The Patriots will always dominate that...

J.J. Watt Says Watching 'Hard Knocks' Helped Texans Defense Against Dolphins, Maybe More Than Mario Williams Could Have

Hard Knocks is a guilty pleasure for many NFL fans, as it goes deep inside an NFL training camp showing all of the good, bad and ugly from behind the scenes. But apparently one NFL player took away much more than just drama and entertainment from the five episodes this season. J.J. Watt, who emerged as a solid pass rusher for the Texans during last season's playoffs, says he...

New Buffalo Bills defense, same bad Bills from last year

The Buffalo Bills defense last season was atrocious and with the new additions of the huge signing of Mario Williams, Mark Anderson this last offseason and Dave Wannstedt as the new defensive coordinator taking the Bills defense from a 3-4 to a 4-3 were moves going to make the Bills better this season. Everyone blamed the 3-4 defense, as the reason for the poor play of the Bills...

Tough opener for Bills in 48-28 loss to Jets

Mario Williams had a quiet day in his debut for the Buffalo Bills - except when he complained about the replacement officials. Ryan Fitzpatrick had a lousy day, throwing three interceptions that New York converted into 21 points Sunday in the Jets' 48-28 season-opening victory. Oh, and the Bills lost running back Fred Jackson to a knee injury. It could be a long year in Buffalo...

Talkamania 17: Bills/Jets review and rich athletes

Talkamania 17 is here. I'm joined by The Barrister from Dear God, Why Us? Sports to review the Bills/Jets. We also talk about Fitzpatrick playing poorly, Mario Williams speech about the refs, our perceptions of rich athletes and our experience at Met Life Stadium. Enjoy.   Talkamania17 by Joe Pinzone

Talk junk when you can back it up

Let's be honest here, the majority of WNY thought the Bills were going to run over the Jets. We talked trash about them. Alright...I talked trash about them. We didn't respect them. We didn't respect their QB. We didn't respect Tebow. We thought Stevie had #24's number. We thought Mario Williams was going to eat the Jets' D-line alive. We'd rather have...

What we learned about the Bills after Week 1

CJ Spiller showed his explosiveness and composure in the wake of Fred Jackson’s knee injury. This could be perhaps the best news to come from the Buffalo Bills blowout loss. Spiller showed his athletic ability and elusiveness by avoiding tackles, making people miss, and showing off his speed when he came in during the second quarter of the game.
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