At the league meetings Tuesday, Bills coach Rex Ryan told reporters that recently released defensive end Mario Williams “gets everything he wants” in his more natural position as a 4-3 end with his new team, the Dolphins.
New Dolphins coach Adam Gase sees things the same way — and Gase said he expects to see a new player when the 2016 season begins.
“I feel like you’re going to see a different guy with us,” Gase said, per ESPN.com. “I feel that way. [Dolphins Defensive Coordinator] Vance Joseph has worked with him before. The guys that he’s going to be playing with this year, I feel like he feels comfortable with that group. I think you’re going to see a different player this year.”
Williams, 31, had just five sacks last year under Ryan after recording 38.5 sacks in his previous three seasons in Buffalo.
“It’s hard for me to speak on what happened somewhere else; I’m just excited he’s with us,” Gase said. “We’re excited to get him back to playing like he was in 2013 and 2014. I feel like he’s in a good place. We had a great visit with him and he’s really excited. When I talked to him and we signed him, you can tell he was ready to get last year’s taste out of his mouth.”