He was an undeniable terror on the field. Mario Williams was in full blown domination mode in the first half of Monday night’s game and Breno Giacomini was the victim.
After a penalty against the Bills set the Jets up 1st-and-goal at the Buffalo four-yard line it looked like New York would make it a game. But Mario Williams slipped under the Jets’ right tackle dipping his right shoulder without every breaking stride. And while Michael Vick was rolling out to his left on the play Williams busted tail and caught him from behind to trip him up for a sack and a six-yard loss.
He then corralled Vick on the next play when he tried to step up and scramble up the middle allowing him to gain just a yard on second and goal from the 10. The Jets ultimately settle for a field goal.
Later in the half, Williams split a double team even though the tight end was holding the defensive end and grabbed Vick with one hand and tossed him like a rag doll. By game’s end Williams had three tackles, a pair of sacks to push his team-leading total to 12, and three quarterback hits.
When asked if Mario was playing angry, Marrone said he saw a difference in his defensive end’s play as well.
“I’ll tell you what. I don’t disagree with that,” Marrone said. “He came out and I was like, ‘Whoa.’ I really was, I was like, ‘Holy cow. There he goes.’ Whatever that is that’s what we need to keep getting no doubt about it.”
When asked about their strategy against Vick, Williams said they wanted to keep it simple.
“Just go. That’s about it,” he said. “We didn’t want to sit there and hesitate and think about this and that with him running and stuff likethat. Just get after it.”
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