Rex Ryan: Mario Williams got “everything he wants” in move to Miami


Bills coach Rex Ryan’s scheme was the focus of complaints by defensive end Mario Williams last season with Williams saying that he wanted more opportunities to get after the quarterback than the defense afforded him.

Williams is now a member of the Dolphins after the Bills released him and his $19.9 million cap number and Bills coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday that he thinks Williams got exactly what he wanted in the move.

“I think he’ll play left end, and when you’ve got [defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh] inside, it’s set up to play a 4-3 defense. I think that’s what they’ll do with him. Play a nine technique, everything he wants,” Ryan said, via

While Williams was complaining about the scheme, others around the Bills were complaining about Williams’ effort level and disruptiveness in the locker room during the 2015 season. Ryan called those critiques “kind of overblown,” although he noted that the Bills may have the date of their games with the Dolphins “circled” on the schedule now that Williams is in Miami.

22 responses to “Rex Ryan: Mario Williams got “everything he wants” in move to Miami

  1. As if the two games against the Dolphins each year that directly affect if they win the division or not weren’t already important enough to circle on the calendar…

  2. Miami is looking good on paper the only problem is they do that every year. Kiko can’t stay healthy and Byron maxwell was worse then people thought possible without Sherman and Co. Suh isn’t playing bad for his contract taking up 2 defenders every play is his job but if guys can’t get at the passer against 1 on 1 it isn’t his fault. Miami needs gase to simplify this offense to just running the ball and bootlegs and short throws for tannehill so he doesn’t have a lot to think about if gase does this he might get longer than philbin

  3. I’m so glad my team didn’t blow it’s salary cap on this guy… Congrats Miami now you have both of the most overpaid players in football…

  4. He wrecked the Fins in sacks the last few seasons. The tide turns.

    The ones on the team blasting him never put their names to it. The ones that had his back did.

  5. fanofpft says:
    Mar 22, 2016 12:11 PM
    He wrecked the Fins in sacks the last few seasons. The tide turns.

    The ones on the team blasting him never put their names to it. The ones that had his back did.
    True, but watching him play late in the year is all you need to do to confirm he was phoning it in. I hope he doesn’t do that in Miami and if he does they need to bench him immediately to send a message.

    If Wake can play (and is still on the team) he will play on the left side and Mario will have the right unless they stupidly platoon them both on the left. With Philbin gone, that kind of stupidity is less likely. If all are healthy, Wake and Mario coming off the edges while Suh creates havoc up the middle could be quite nasty. All they need is decent LB play to clean up anything that squirts through.

  6. So Rex will now circle the dates for all 3 divisional opponents, and the Bills best efforts will be put forward on those games- therein making the Bills look capable of doing anything those 6 games.

    But this is Rex- which means the other 10 games are bound to have anywhere from 7-9 complete disappointments. The old fear of every team- 6-0 vs your own division and 0-10 vs the rest- is scarily close to being a reality in Buffalo.

  7. @ FinFan68

    If you Look at the “proof videos” posted of him “dogging it”. They are pass plays. What is he or anyone else supposed to do other then what MW did?

  8. No one from the dolphins organization is disagreeing that he dogged it last year. they are just stating that he wasn’t happy, coaching scheme whatever… dude didnt want to be there.

    he picked buffalo before, but that was many coaches and schemes ago. he played better than well those first 3 years. so i think we can all agree that since he picked his situation the effort level this year wont be a problem. and since its essentially a 1, maybe 2 year deal.. i dont see the gamble. also 8ish mil is way less then 50% what Olivier Vernon and his 7 sacks a year are getting. Do you really believe mario williams in a situation he chose cant put up 7 sacks?

  9. “Fellow defensive end Mario Williams has also lined up opposite the right offensive tackle in recent years. And both players have lined up opposite the left offensive tackle.

    But it seems Wake, the four-time Pro Bowl selection who had 7.0 sacks in seven games last year, will stay on the defensive left side”

  10. Looks already that the ‘Rex Effect’ is already tapering out in Buffalo after just one season. And there are no more River Cities for the Music Man to go to…

  11. Funny Rex. Trust me, I’m not going to circle this game on my calendar for the AFC Championship

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