Inside The Bills

Spielman’s choice easier than Mario’s

Posted by Chris Brown on June 29, 2012 – 8:23 am

Chris Spielman, who sees the postseason as a distinct possibility for the 2012 Bills, admitted that his decision to sign with the Bills as a free agent back in 1996 was easy. That’s why he was impressed with Mario Williams decision to do the same despite the fact that the team hasn’t been to the playoffs for quite some time.

“Money obviously was a factor, let’s not kid ourselves,” said Spielman. “But it has to be a fit too or you’ll be miserable. And if you’re miserable then you won’t live up to your commitment to your teammates and the team and the city. But he obviously saw promise and believed in what they’re doing and believed in the coaching staff.

“It was easy for me because I was coming in with a Hall of Fame quarterback in Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas, who despite being a Hall of Famer I feel was underrated. The late Kent Hull was a great player. And then on my side of the ball I was playing with guys like Bruce Smith, Ted Washington, Bryce Paup, an underrated player in Sam Rogers who was a really good player.

“(Mario) obviously likes the players and the talent and he believes that this is the place for him. Hopefully it works out for them.”

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