Inside The Bills

Mario likely, but not locked in LDE

Posted by Chris Brown on March 28, 2012 – 8:29 am

When Mario Williams was introduced to the Western New York media it was mentioned that the skilled pass rusher feels more comfortable at left defensive end and that was where he would be lining up for the Bills come September. Bills head coach Chan Gailey made a slight amendment to that Tuesday evening.

Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio’s Late Hits program, Gailey said nothing is certain this early in the offseason in terms of specific position assignments.

“Nothing is set in concrete about who is going to play where,” Gailey said. “We’re going to look at a lot of different scenarios there and put guys in position to be the most successful they can be. It may be him. He feels comfortable and works a lot better off the left side. If he is it’s not like we’re bad on the other side. And a right-handed quarterback if he has to scramble is going to scramble to our left side and that’s now more difficult with him there.”

Fellow DE Mark Anderson, who was previously Williams’ teammate in Houston in 2010, also mentioned how Williams would flip flop and play at both end positions through the course of a game.

“In Houston there were times Mario wanted to go on the opposite side (right defensive end),” Anderson told “Basically wherever he wants to go I’ll line up on the opposite side. It doesn’t matter to me. I’ve played both sides my whole career. I’ve been fortunate to master both sides, and I’m very flexible in what side I play on.”

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