Mario Williams had a big game in Week 2 when Carolina chose to focus double team attention on the likes of Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus. That extra attention shifted to Mario on Sunday against the Ravens, leaving Dareus in his share of one-on-one situations. Situations that more often than not he won.
Dareus was the team’s second-leading tackler in the game Sunday with seven, including a pair of sacks on Joe Flacco and a pair of quarterback hits. His sacks came near the end of the first half and near the end of the game. One forced a punt, while the other put Baltimore in a 2nd-and-18 situation.
Buffalo’s former first-round pick, admitted after the game that he was inspired by the veteran linemate alongside him on the defensive interior.
“It was just a point of emphasis from Kyle Williams-give everything you have,” he said. ”He’s going to do it for us, that’s how I always feel like I should play, do the best I can regardless of the situation. Head down, whatever, just keep pushing until the whistle blows. Super Bowl champs-you’ve got to do the best you can. I didn’t know what they had for us, I just wanted to do the best I can.
“We knew we had to anchor down, play low. Not let them push us around. We went out there with that on our minds. And we did what we said we were going to do.
Tags: Joe Flacco, Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus, Mario Williams
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