Dec 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams (94) chases New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 28-9. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Will Mario turn into Super Mario for the Buffalo Bills?

Mario Williams, last season for the Buffalo Bills, was the big splash in the free agent market.  I, for one, was thrilled that the Bills made a move for one of the top Defensive ends in the league.  This showed that they were looking to improve.

Last year, Mario came away with 10.5 sacks.  Not too bad, but not what is expected of a top-tiered DE.  But if you look  a little closer those 10.5 sacks came while he had an injured wrist.  With the 10.5 sacks he was also able to wrap up 46 tackles and force 2 fumbles.

New defensive coordinator, Mike Pettine, is looking to find ways to get Williams free to do what he does best.  Sack.  With this, Pettine has moved Williams from DE to an undefined position.  This means that Williams will be moving all over the defensive line and will even be across from center at times on passing plays.  Blocking techniques for the offense will have to be changed based on where Williams is so this could free up others on the D-Line if not Williams.

Williams signed the most lucrative contract for a defensive player in NFL history last year when he signed with the Bills.  He is looking to have a smoother season this year.  Super Mario, in my prediction, will be coming to Buffalo in 2013.


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