Sunday October 18th, 2015

Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams appeared to criticize the team’s defensive scheme following a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. 

Williams repeatedly mentioned the “plays that are called” when explaining the Bills’ defensive struggles in their 34–21 loss. Andy Dalton threw for three touchdowns and was not sacked during the game. 

“I think I probably set a record on dropping [in coverage] today, but that's part of the scheme for us to go out and be put in a position to win,” Williams told reporters. “Whatever's called you have to go out and do it.”

The Bills are 3–3 in their first season under head coach Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman. Buffalo has recorded nine sacks in six games this season. Last year, the Bills led the league with 54 sacks. 

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Williams, who recorded at least 10 1/2 sacks in each of the last three seasons, has only two through six games in 2015. Williams is currently in the fourth year of a six-year, $96 million contract.

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