Originally posted on BuffaLowDown  |  Last updated 12/9/11
The 2010 season was more or less a disaster for the Buffalo Bills, but there was one unquestioned shining light: the play of DT Kyle Williams. The former 5th-round draft pick really came into his own last season, becoming one not just one of the better defensive linemen in the league, but one of the league’s top overall players at any position. Thankfully, the Bills rewarded Williams with a huge contract extension, ensuring that he’d stay in Buffalo for a long time. Between that and Buffalo’s selection of Marcell Dareus, I was drooling at the prospect of how good this defensive line could be. And then the 2011 season started, and something was wrong. The dominant Kyle Williams we had seen in 2010 – slicing into the backfield, blowing up the pocket, making big plays – was simply not there. Williams couldn’t seem to get off blocks and had none of the burst that had made him so effective the season before. Speculation began to circulate that Williams was playing hurt, and sure enough b...
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