Mario Williams - The Buffalo News

Share this article

print logo
Bills

Khalil Mack possessed traits that enraptured NFL scouts. Yeah, but could he fit into any defensive scheme? Mack was a hellacious pass-rusher for the University at Buffalo, dominating the Mid-American Conference and amassing school records. Yeah, but how would he stack up against pedigreed competition? He would erupt from his stance, use uncanny leverage skills …

Sports

Chris Hogan conspiracy theorists may have had it right after all. The latest story from ex-Bills coach Rex Ryan involves what he perceived as a major screw-up: Letting wide receiver Chris Hogan get away in free agency. The fact that he was poached by the rival Patriots only added insult to injury. A quick recap: Hogan was a restricted free agent after the 2015 season…

Bills

1. Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan should be applauded for the way he's handling Marquise Goodwin's decision to be away from the team while he pursues a spot on the U.S. Track and Field team for the upcoming Olympic games in Brazil. "My understanding is he has the number one jump in the world, I think, at this point," Ryan said. "So that is one way to represent Buffalo, our …

Bucky and Sully

"Sports Talk Sunday" with WGRZ's Adam Benigni and The Buffalo News' Bucky Gleason and Jerry Sullivan tackled the two major sports topics on the minds of Buffalonians: the Sabres' moves at Monday's NHL Trade Deadline and the Buffalo Bills' draft projections after this weekend's NFL Scouting Combine. Bills beat reporter Vic Carucci checks in with the show from Indianapolis,…

Bills

It follows logically that there was some good and some bad following an 8-8 season for the Buffalo Bills. There were pleasant surprises and big disappointments. With that in mind, here is our final look at whose stock is rising and whose is falling following the 2015 season. Three Up • Ronald Darby: Injuries started to catch up to the rookie cornerback toward the end …

Bills

The Buffalo Bills ended 2015 on a two-game winning streak. Aside from lowering their draft position slightly, that probably doesn't mean much to the team's fans. But coach Rex Ryan and Co. will try to sell it as progress looking ahead to 2016. Before our attention focuses completely on next season, here's a final look at whose stock is rising and whose is falling followi…

1. Will there be any changes to the coaching staff? Owner Terry Pegula announced last week that General Manager Doug Whaley and head coach Rex Ryan will return to 2016. Left unsaid, so far, is the status of the team’s assistant coaches. Special teams coordinator Danny Crossman could be a convenient scapegoat for the team, being that he was not a Ryan hire and his unit r…

The symbolism was hard to miss. As Mario Williams sat at his locker inside Ralph Wilson Stadium following the Buffalo Bills' 22-17 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday, 2Pac's "I Ain't Mad At Cha" blasted from a Bose speaker sitting next to him. If it was Williams' final game with the team – and there is every reason to believe that's the case – it served as the …

Mother Nature lent a hand to the Buffalo Bills in the first quarter Sunday. The New York Jets were faced with going into a 21-mph wind inside Ralph Wilson Stadium. They didn't handle it well. The Jets managed just 19 total yards on their first four possessions, gaining one first down. At the end of New York's third drive, Jets punter Ryan Quigley managed just a 21-yard p…

Bills

Someone was likely to win, even if a tie would have been the proper way to settle Sunday's grotesque game between the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys. That someone wound up being the Bills, who left Ralph Wilson Stadium with a 16-6 win over the Cowboys that improved their record to 7-8, but served no other real significance. Here is a look at whose stock is rising and f…

Bills

It's safe to say the Pro Football Hall of Fame won't soon be calling for a copy of Sunday's game tape between the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys. The Bills escaped with a 16-6 win that was every bit as ugly as the score would indicate, sealing the victory when third-string running back Mike Gillislee raced to the end zone for a 50-yard touchdown with just over 2 minutes…

Welcome to the extended preseason. The Buffalo Bills begin the painful process of playing out the string at 1 p.m. Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys visit Ralph Wilson Stadium for the first of two meaningless games to end the 2015 season. The Cowboys similarly do not have anything to play for, and have already ruled out star receiver Dez Bryant (sorry, fantasy owners), mean…

Dysentery couldn't have run through the Buffalo Bills any faster than Washington did. Bills defensive end Mario Williams stayed home sick earlier in the week and missed prep time. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning there were some at One Bills Drive who didn't believe Williams truly was ill, that he was faking to get out of work. All of the Bills' d…

If the Buffalo Bills have any hope of making the playoffs, they must win out. The first step comes at 1 p.m. Sunday against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Here are all the details you need to know before kickoff, plus five things I'll be looking for: • TV: Fox. Announcers: Kenny Albert (play by play), Daryl Johnston (color analyst). • Radio: Bills Radio Ne…

The Buffalo Bills' injury-ravaged defense can add illness to the list of afflictions. Defensive end Mario Williams missed his second straight practice Thursday because of an illness, leaving his status for Sunday's game against Washington up in the air. Williams came in late Wednesday night to meet with defensive line coach Karl Dunbar and go over the game plan, and was a…