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Crazy thought for the day: If Houston defensive end Mario Williams becomes a free agent, would the Philadelphia Eagles go after him?
I’ve been watching the Texans and how they handle the situation with Arian Foster and Mario Williams. My thinking was that there wouldn’t be any chance that either would hit the free agent market, especially Foster.
However, with LeSean McCoy in town, I could care less about Foster; my eyes are on Williams. I’ve been enamored with him since he came out of North Carolina State in 2006 and drafted No. 1 over all by Houston.
He’s the type of defensive end I’ve always preferred in that he’s big, powerful, fast, and equally as good against the run as he is against the pass. I’ve never been a fan of the “fastballs” or “motor midgets” that the Eagles tend to gravitate towards.
Last year, when the Texans switched to a 3-4 defense under Wade Phillips, they moved Williams to the OLB position. I viewed that as somewhat odd, because he’s bi
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Mario Williams is the piece the New England Patriots have been missing since Willie McGinest. The failed Adalius Thomas experiment seemed to douse Bill Belichick’s desire for that dominating hybrid linebacker, choosing to use more moving parts than just one.
However, having the franchise tag open for the one player they would rather not loose in Wes Welker and the fact that they...
Entering the 2012 NFL offseason, the reigning AFC Champion New England Patriots have a ton of money to play with. As of right now, the team has anestimated $24 million in cap space, which certainly makes it capable of making a few big splashes this offseason.
Could one of those splashes be for pass-rusher Mario Williams?
On paper, Williams to the Patriots certainly makes...
According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers have assigned an unknown price that they would be willing to pay in order to sign defensive end/linebacker Mario Williams.
The Chargers know they need to improve their pass rush this offseason, and Williams would certainly help them get off the field on third downs. The only problem is that there will likely be...
According to Dan Pompei of the National Football Post, there’s some speculation around the league that the both the Dallas Cowboys and the New England Patriots would be interested in Texans linebacker/defensive end Mario Williams if he ends up hitting the open market.
Once again there’s no fact to this report, it’s just speculation. But it would make a lot of sense for both...
Ordinarily the Tennessee Titans organization has not participated in the bidding for high profile, high dollar free agents and new General Manager Ruston Webster seems unlikely to change that corporate philosophy. Circumstances are such, though, that Titans owner Bud Adams may now enthusiastically bid for one. While he would customarily leave personnel decisions up to his football...
With free agency less than a week away, Mario Williams maintains he has no real feel of what may happen once teams, including the Texans, make their pitch.
"I am," said Williams when asked if he was getting anxious about the process which is about to get underway. "But at the same time, I really don't know too much."
Williams also said his representatives...
The Houston Texans had the second ranked defense in theleague last season despite their best pass rusher only appearing in five games.Mario Williams went down with a pectoral injury during the Texans’ Week 5matchup against the Oakland Raiders. Houston isn’t expected to resign Williamsmeaning his services may be available to the highest bidder.With sack-master John Abraham becoming...
Jason LaCanfora has crossed with me and I am not sure if I can just let this one slide. After years of learning to temper my football expectations, I mentally accepted that the monstrous Mario Williams would not play for Atlanta. Williams has been linked to Seattle and New England, but not to Atlanta. The elite pass rusher will likely bring sacks to another team for years....
Dan Pompei of the National Football Post reports that theres been league-wide speculation that the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots could have interest in signing DE/OLB Mario Williams. The Cowboys are reportedly close to franchising Anthony Spencer so it would be hard to justify signing another outside linebacker especially when you consider that it will take a huge...
Many were shocked when the Texans drafted Mario Williams No. 1 overall in 2006. Williams avoided the franchise tag on Monday and this time no one will question his place in the pecking order.
Now that teams are done handing out the franchise tag, free agency is just around the corner and this season should be another exciting season for free agency. There hasn’t been much to do in the last few weeks besides look at sportsbook reviews. Good thing free agency is ready to get started next week as free agency begins March 12.
The biggest prize in free agency will be Mario...
It would be nice to have Flo around with her "name your price" gun locked and loaded...we could have her point it at some desirable Free Agent prospects that are still out there. She could help me get a better feel for what the Eagles should or could pay for some guys.You know Flo... the Progressive Insurance girl...she's the one who makes viewers either want to befriend...
With the revelation of the “bounty” program promoted by St.Louis Rams’ defensive coordinator Greg Williams during his stints with the New Orleans Saints and Washington Redskins,all eyes are on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as he tries to figure out apunishment to fit the crime. The Saints will be punished as expected but is that enough? Imean look at what kind of example...
Many pundits were astonished when the Texans passed on Reggie Bush to draft Mario Williams with the No. 1 overall pick in 2006. Williams avoided the franchise tag on Monday and this time when he hits the open market as a free agent, no one questions his place in the pecking order, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Yesterday we talked about the possibility of adding Mario Williams.
Based on reports from profootballtalk.com, there could be a shot that Dwight Freeney may also be available.
After signing Robert Mathis to a four-year, $36-million deal, the Colts may not be able to afford Freeney's $19.035-million cap hit in 2012.
Combined with the whole Peyton Manning fiasco, it may...