This weekend, it was reported that new member of the Buffalo Bills front line, Mario Williams, did not inform the team and coaching staff about his decision to have surgery on a wrist injury. Apparently, Williams didn’t like the team diagnosis or he didn’t want to hear the criticism from media and fans, or he was trying to find a way out of heading to Houston to take on his former team, the Houston Texans.
Whatever the reason, Williams did not report to the team facility on Monday and reportedly sent a very “professional” text message to both his trainer and his Defensive Line Coach, Giff Smith. In his first text message, he informed them that he was seeking a second decision in regards to the wrist injury. He then text them again later and let them know that he was undergoing an arthroscopic surgery that would hopefully correct the problems he was having. He also assured the trainer and coach that he would be back to the facility on Monday and he expected to play on Sunday against the Texans.
This may be why the information was so vague when originally reported last week that Williams was having a “procedure”, as the team worded it. So the drama continues and people question the diva’s attitude and disrespect towards the team who is paying him $100 million to perform weekly and get to the quarterback. If you would like a positive spin on this development, there is no more hiding, and no more excuses. It is put up or shut up time for the defensive end that is thought to be one of the best in the league but only has 3.5 sacks so far this season. It will be interesting to see him this week in press conferences as he tries to explain his odd moves in the past two weeks.
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