The Bills, despite their struggles, find themselves locked in a four-way tie for first (and fourth) place in the AFC East. And defensive end Mario Williams realizes that, with 10 games left, anything can happen.
“The season’s not over with yet,” Williams told Erik Kuselias on Wednesday’s Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network. “You’ve got people saying that so and so is going to win the Super Bowl. They’re going to do this and do that, so and so is not gonna get to the playoffs. I think that the biggest thing I look at it being able to change that around. This is just the 7th game coming up, there is a lot of football left. We haven’t even hit midseason yet, anything can happen. So at the end of the year, that’s when you can make whatever assumptions and judgments you want.”
Until then, Williams will tune it all out.
“It’s up for grabs and everybody overreacts,” Williams said. “It’s crazy for me to think that so little can cause such a reaction at the end of the day when we’re only six games in and . . . most of the league is 3-3. There’s only a couple of teams, a few teams with winning records. So at the end of the day, to overreact and to count yourself out – that’s not football. That’s not the mentality that you want around you. So everybody needs to think that way and think that we’re definitely still in it and our fate is still in our hands.”
Williams explained that the past is the past, and that the Bills can’t worry about the rough games and focus on turning things around.
For more, check out the full interview with Williams. Who is so large that it’s hard to tell whether he had shoulder pads on under his jersey.