Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/29/14
Mario Williams is not living up to his hype after signing the richest contract ever given to a defensive player, and he made it clear that he does not care. Williams was asked after the Bills' game against the Titans whether he thought he was living up to expectations. The Buffalo News reported he became "defiant" in answering, saying, "I don’t care about your expectations. I don’t care about anybody’s expectations." Williams said he was not living up to his own expectations, blaming a wrist injury that recently cost the Bills $20,000 for not putting it on their injury report. Williams said that the left wrist ailment is causing him to hesitate on the field. After adding Williams and fellow free agent Mark Anderson to Buffalo's already impressive defensive tackle corps of Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus, expectations were certainly lofty, and they haven't been lived up to. The Bills rank dead last in rushing yards allowed per game with 179.6. They've allowed a league-high 13 touchdowns on the ground and opposing offenses are averaging 6.0 yards per carry -- also an NFL-worst. The Bills pass defense -- and pass rush -- has been better, ranking 12th in sacks with 17, and ranking 20th in passing yards per game with 247.3. Williams has contributed with 3 1/2 sacks on the season, with five quarterback hits and thirteen quarterback hurries. He currently ranks 25th on Pro Football Focus's "Pass Rush Productivity" rating out of 42 defensive ends that have played 50% of their team's defensive snaps. The tool measures "pressure created on a per snap basis with weighting toward sacks." Williams certainly hasn't been terrible, but his performance surely isn't what the Bills were expecting when they doled out $90 million over six years with $50 million guaranteed. So far, it looks like the Texans were wise to let Williams walk in free agency.

Chargers keep playoff hopes alive with comeback win

Robin Lopez responds to Khloe Kardashian dating rumors

Report: Jermaine O'Neal 'intrigued' about joining Mavs

Report: Robert Griffin III likely to return to Redskins

Izzo criticizes coaches, players after embarrassing loss

Report: Kings, Nets talking Deron Williams trade


Is Rampage Jackson heading back to the UFC?

WATCH: DeSean Jackson mocks Eagles after win

Michael Vick: Jameis Winston is the future of the NFL

Report: No NFL team is moving to Los Angeles in 2015

Report: 49ers looking for young, offensive mind as next coach

Sheldon Richardson: I'm on the same level as JJ Watt

Dan Mullen wears funny 'Christmas Vacation' sweater

WATCH: Redskins FB gets in Eagles fan's face after TD

WATCH: Utah runs trick play on first offensive play of game

Mick Cronin misses game with unruptured aneurysm

Steve Alford: Kentucky is best team I've coached against

Peyton Siva jokes that Rick Pitino is in the mob

WATCH: Montrezl Harrell ejected for throwing punch

UNC wearing Jordan-era throwback uniforms

Brian Kelly: Justin Brent gets 'distracted,' is in my doghouse

Five free agent signings that should happen in 2015

Reporter asks Rajon Rondo awkward question about trade

Video: Swaggy P elbows Steven Adams in throat, gets ejected

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Mullen wears funny Christmas sweater

RG3 returning to Redskins?

Tom Izzo hot after bad loss

Kings, Nets talking Deron Williams trade

WATCH: DeSean mocks Eagles

Vick: Winston is the future of the NFL

No NFL team in LA next season?

UNC rocking Jordan-era throwbacks

Reporter asks Rondo awkward question

Three quarterbacks who could be traded this offseason

Jon Lester and the Cubs

Report: NFL players used 'horny juice'

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.