Kyle Williams: Marcell Dareus trade “best for both sides”

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The Bills traded away another player at the end of last week when they shipped defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to Jacksonville for a draft pick, but there was no ill effect on the field against the Raiders on Sunday.

The Bills rolled over Oakland for a 34-14 win that showed that losing Dareus would have no more impact on them than the deals that sent Sammy Watkins, Ronald Darby and Reggie Ragland out of town. The team is 5-2 and Dareus had contributed more off-field headlines than on-field ones, which left his longtime partner on the defensive line Kyle Williams feeling like the move was a good thing for all involved.

“I think it’s best for both sides the way everything was landing or headed,” Williams said, via “I think it’s good for him to have a change of scenery and I think to kind of move on from here. I wish nothing but the best for him. It’s still tough for me because I poured a lot of myself into him over the last seven years. It’s tough to see him go. He’ll always be a friend. I’ll always pull for him.”

Other Bills players echoed Williams’ feelings and the Bills have little reason not to trust in what General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott have been doing because the results on the field have been good in the present while they work to set things up for sustainable success in the years to come.

11 responses to “Kyle Williams: Marcell Dareus trade “best for both sides”

  1. Marcell Dareus this season – $16 million plus salary cap, 4 tackles and an accidental (the qb was scrambling and ran into him) sack. He is one pot hit away from being suspended for a full season. Buh bye….

  2. Where are all the delusional Raiders’ fans that were predicting a SB this season?

    Also, where are those who claim the AFC East is a cupcake division?

  3. Prior to the season, I thought the Bills would win 5 games.

    I had no reason to expect it would take only 7 games to do it. Fans ought to be proud of the toughness they bring to the table every week, led by dudes like Williams.

  4. So when you trade for another player that his original team didn’t want, Jaguars, how exactly do you think this is going to be a good thing. Not a very bright move in my opinion but we’ll see. If Dareus plays hard then it was probably a good trade. If he acts like he has in Buffalo the past few years it was an idiotic move. Hopefully if he does that they will suspend him to get his attention and if he still doesn’t get it they can suspend him again next year then get rid of him, although they are on the hook for his $10M salary next year.

  5. Bills fan for over 50 years. I have to admit I questioned the early moves but I have been proved wrong. Look forward to the years ahead with all these draft picks and people in charge that know how to use them.

  6. I predicted they were going to focus on getting draft picks and putting in systems that were based on discipline play. I was going to focus on that rather than the final score. The coaching staff has got the most from ‘no name’s who are no names no more.

  7. Even as a long time Bills fan, when I heard White, Gaines, Joyner and Hyde as our secondary……I had to just wonder what the heck the plan was…….now its clear…implement a system and rid yourself of guys who don’t fit (Darby, good player bad fit) or don’t buy-in (Dareus)…whatever happens this season, I’m impressed by what the coaches have been able to get out of this squad…..

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