Inside The Bills

Wannstedt: Mario has complete game

Posted by Chris Brown on August 7, 2012 – 4:22 pm

Certainly sacks are the first thing most fans think of when someone mentions the name Mario Williams. And while sacks are valuable, Bills defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt believes fans are going to be surprised by how well-rounded a player Williams is at defensive end.

“The great thing about him is I believe he will be just as big an asset when we look back on this versus the run as he is versus the pass,” Wannstedt said. “Everyone likes to think, defensive ends, pass rushers, and sacks. Well the other side of the coin is that you have to stop the run first. With his physical play, using his hands well with great size and physical strength and his technique is good. He will bring just as much to the run (game) as he will rushing the passer.”

That’s why it’s going to be just as interesting to see how much Buffalo’s defense can improve their run defense ranking this season as their sack total.


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