NFL.com’s Adam Schein went through the process of identifying the most important player on each AFC roster in terms of helping the team reach its full potential. As Schein stated it may not necessarily be the best player on the roster. Here’s who they chose for the Bills.
Schein saw Mario Williams as the key cog who needs to overachieve, especially after an injury-plagued 2012 campaign. Here’s what he wrote.
Buffalo Bills: Mario Williams, defensive end
After signing a megabucks free-agent deal in Buffalo, Williams suffered through a mess of year in 2012. He wasn’t 100 percent healthy. He didn’t earn his money. And he had a nasty and dramatic separation from his fiancée that played out in the public domain and stirred up questions about his focus.
Now, Buffalo has a new head coach, Doug Marrone, who smartly tabbed Mike Pettine to run his defense. If the Bills are going to make a push, if the defensive line is going to live up to its potential as one of the league’s best units, Williams must not only sack the quarterback at a rapid rate, but he needs to hurry the QB, deflect passes, cause fumbles and make splash plays.
I think some other worthy Bills candidates for that title are Kiko Alonso, Aaron Williams – if the Jairus Byrd thing gets sticky and whoever the starting quarterback is.
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