Bills defensive end Mario Williams was booed by the fans in Houston when he played against his old team on Sunday, and although Williams wasn’t happy that the Texans won, he says he was happy to hear the boos.
“It was great,” Williams told the Buffalo News after the game. “The biggest thing for me is if you go out and make a play and get booed, I know I’m in your heart. That’s the most important thing. If it’d been quiet, then I would’ve felt something different. I know you’re thinking about me.”
Williams, who was playing for the first time since having surgery on a wrist injury that has bothered him all season, said he felt fine. And Williams played well, leading the Bills in tackles and having a sack and a tackle for a three-yard loss on a running play.
“I believe it’s healing now instead of just being stagnant,” Williams said of his wrist. “That definitely boosted my morale.”
Still, with the Texans winning and improving to 7-1 while the Bills fell to 3-5, there must be a part of Williams that’s disappointed to have left the best team in the AFC to sign with one of the worst. Returning to Houston serves as a reminder for Williams that when he signed the most lucrative free agent contract for a defensive player in NFL history, he left a good chance at winning a Super Bowl ring behind.