The Bills fell to 3-3 in a 34-21 loss to the Bengals on Sunday that saw Andy Dalton throw three touchdowns without being sacked once by the Buffalo defense.
That’s not the results you expect from a front four that includes Mario Williams, Jerry Hughes, Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams and one member of that group expressed some surprise about the way he was used after the game.
“I think I probably set a record on dropping today, but that’s part of the scheme for us to go out and be put in a position to win,” Mario Williams said, via Syracuse.com. “Whatever’s called you have to go out and do it. … The three guys you said, including myself, a lot is put on our shoulders as far as the amount given out to players on this team as far as income. I would assume, those four guys, a lot is on their shoulders to go after the quarterback or stop the run, be disruptive. Like I say, if the call is three-man this or that, dropping, things like that, that’s the call.”
Williams didn’t express unhappiness with the scheme, saying he was “all for it” if the team thought it was the best course to take. It’s hard to miss that Williams feels it’s not the best course to take with the players on hand, however.
Ryan suggested that some changes could be coming after the game when he said that the team would take a long look at what they were asking their defensive linemen to do. Any big changes may have to be made, at least in the short term, without Kyle Williams, who suffered a knee injury. With just nine sacks in six games, though, it’s clear that Buffalo has to find some way to create more pressure on opposing quarterbacks.