Rex Ryan On Former Bills DE Mario Williams: “Do I Wish Him Well? Not Really”

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Former Buffalo Bills Defensive End Mario Williams was extremely vocal about his dislike for dropping into coverage in Rex Ryan’s defensive schemes in 2015. Williams took his talents to South Beach to play for the Miami Dolphins this offseason, but Rex Ryan is still steaming from his comments during this past season regarding how he used him in his defensive scheme.


“Now look, with some of the comments (Williams made), do I wish him well? Not really,” Ryan said. “But, he’s on Miami. If he would have gone somewhere else, maybe. He’s a good kid, but I am used to some mean motherf—ers that play out there. The Terrell Suggs, Jarrett Johnsons of the world. I screwed them, too; I had them drop (into coverage), too. Not one of them bitched.”

“Von Miller (dropped into coverage) in the Super Bowl. Why? Because that’s what’s asked of him; that’s what his job is. Your job is to play. Coaches spend a hell of a lot more time studying tape and everything else. They are trying to put the team in the best position to be successful, not an individual.”

“Terrell Suggs, he has been the defensive Player of the Year in this league. Ed Reed has been. Ray Lewis has been. You can go right down the line. Trevor Pryce had 14 sacks as a defensive tackle. One of the most unselfish guys you’ve ever seen. That’s what it is about. I’ll never forget, I used to have Ray sell out for maybe the 11th guy on defense. Ray Lewis is going to be one of the greatest defensive players in the history of the game, if not the greatest. That’s when you’ve got something special, and that’s what we are trying to build here.”

The Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins face off against each other on Oct. 23rd & Dec. 24th.


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