For a usually tight lipped team, the Buffalo Bills seem to be losing control in the locker room this week after losing a very winnable game at home against the Tennessee Titans. During a post game interview, the Bills million dollar man, Mario Williams, proved that he really doesn’t care about anyone but himself. When asked about expectations by the fans, he declared he did not care about the media or the fans’ expectations. He went on to say that he knew he needed to do better based on his own expectations, but when it came to everyone else, he really doesn’t care.
While dealing with the media can be a daunting task, especially when it involves trying to explain a team who is unexplainable and a team that, overall, has been below many people’s expectations, going out of his way to say how much he doesn’t care about everyone else, will hardly settle well with the people who pay for tickets week in and week out to watch the same disappointing product. He may not care about expectations, but he cares enough to provide updates daily on how his wrist is coming, when no one is asking about his wrist, and frankly, no one cares about his wrist at this point.
Following Williams’ post game interview, the team joined on Monday to watch film of the game against the Titans, and this time it was defensive end Chris Kelsay, letting emotions get the best of him. Kelsay entered the interview obviously frustrated and almost defeated. In his interview he called out fellow teammates who he thought were not putting in 100% effort. He said, “…we’ve got to understand what accountability means across the board…watch the film and not everybody was playing hard every snap and that’s unacceptable.”
Even more eyebrow raising was his comment about the health of a player and playing when you’re hurt. He said, “…if you aren’t going to give us everything you’ve got, you shouldn’t be on the field.” Raise your hand if you think some of that was directed at Mario! It’s pretty obvious that this team is sick of making excuses for the people who need to perform and for the people who should be answering for their own play.
Up to this point, it seems Williams would rather put his energy into making sure he has a refrigerator in his locker and adding to his car collection now that he is being paid to lay an egg every week. Now with the next two games being against the Houston Texans and the New England Patriots, the most exciting thing the Bills fans have to look forward to is when the offense will turn on Ryan Fitzpatrick publicly.
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