Mario Williams and his new team the Buffalo Bills travelled to Houston Texas to face his old team the Texans. The red hot Texans beat the Buffalo Bills pretty easily 21-9 at home, but Mario Williams was booed extensively in his homecoming.
“It was great,” Williams told the Buffalo News. “The biggest thing for me is if you go out and make a play and get booed, I know I’m in your heart. That’s the most important thing. If it’d been quiet, then I would’ve felt something different. I know you’re thinking about me.”
For Williams is was a big game for two reasons: a homecoming to the team that drafted him number one overall, and it was his first game back from wrist surgery. And Mario Williams reminded Houston fans why they miss him by leading the Bills in tackles and collecting a sack.
“I believe it’s healing now instead of just being stagnant,” Williams said about his wrist injury. “That definitely boosted my morale.”
But playing his old team, arguably the best in the AFC while on his new 3-5 Buffalo Bills squad has to be deflating to his morale. He went from chasing a Superbowl to simply trying to just get a playoff berth. And he abandoned that shot at a ring for one of the most lucrative free agent contracts in NFL history. But Williams isn’t allowing himself or his teammates to get down about that.
“The biggest thing with us is we have to do it every play, every series because we can do it,” Williams said. “It’s just us being in position and not getting too nosy and doing your job.”