With Mario Williams trading in his status as a linebacker in Houston’s 3-4 defense to return to defensive end in Buffalo’s 4-3, some wonder whether the Texans will miss him.
Defensive end J.J. Watt says they won’t.
“I’ll miss him in the locker room, but not on the field,” Watt told Eric Kuselias on Tuesday’s Pro Football Talk.
It’s a blunt assessment, but it’s an accurate one. Williams missed 11 games in 2011, and the Texans were fine without him. So far this year, the Texans are better than fine without Williams.
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