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08:01 AM ET 10.04 | While sympathizers might reasonably call them explanations, critics -- many of whom are now in Buffalo -- see Mario Williams offering excuses. [One] thing you can count on is an endless trail of complaints about nagging injuries. This year, it's his left wrist. Coach Chan Gailey mentioned the wrist before the opener. Williams confirmed it then. Evidently it's still an issue. Williams mentioned it several times Wednesday. ... Mario's wrist hasn't been on the injury report all season. He said that's because he plays and hasn't missed practice. That's true. Are we supposed to believe that a mild wrist sprain is the reason for his early struggles? "Only he can answer that," [Chan Gailey] said.

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October 4, 2012  08:06 AM ET

A lot of expensive excuses in Buffalo.

October 4, 2012  08:10 AM ET

That didn't take long.

October 4, 2012  08:11 AM ET

Call the Pittsburgh Pirates; they have 20 years worth of excuses for poor play! I'm sure they have ones Mario could use...

October 4, 2012  08:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Call the Pittsburgh Pirates; they have 20 years worth of excuses for poor play! I'm sure they have ones Mario could use...

wow...that's harsh so early!

October 4, 2012  08:16 AM ET

Wasn't he the one complaining about how the beds in training camp were giving him a sore back?

Look, Mario, you got a lot of money but you're playing for a lousy team. Shut up and play, and maybe they'll be a little less lousy.

October 4, 2012  08:23 AM ET

I hardly heard his name mentioned while watching the Bills get dismantled in the second half, this past Sunday, by the Pats.

October 4, 2012  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I hardly heard his name mentioned while watching the Bills get dismantled in the second half, this past Sunday, by the Pats.

Didn't they give up 40+ points in the first game to Sancheezie? If that wasn't a tip off I don't know what is. HA!!!

October 4, 2012  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I hardly heard his name mentioned while watching the Bills get dismantled in the second half, this past Sunday, by the Pats.

Super Mario got controlled by guys like Gronky Kong.

October 4, 2012  08:31 AM ET

He's pulled a complete disappearing act this season. Given that the Texans never seemed to blink when they lost him and still have a ferocious pass rush, I'm wondering if he was a product of a system, and not just a dominating player.

October 4, 2012  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He's pulled a complete disappearing act this season. Given that the Texans never seemed to blink when they lost him and still have a ferocious pass rush, I'm wondering if he was a product of a system, and not just a dominating player.

Could very well be.....if the other guys on that line are still doing the job you would definitely have to wonder....

October 4, 2012  08:57 AM ET

How many other guys have we seen sign the big free-agent contract and then just disappear?

Amazing that a guy that big can disappear. Maybe he's hiding behind Fat Albert.

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October 4, 2012  08:58 AM ET

Who didn't see this coming? More pain for Buffalo fans.

October 4, 2012  09:05 AM ET

I wonder why the Texasns were so ready to let Super Mario go?

October 4, 2012  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I wonder why the Texasns were so ready to let Super Mario go?

They sure haven't missed him, have they?

October 4, 2012  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Call the Pittsburgh Pirates; they have 20 years worth of excuses for poor play! I'm sure they have ones Mario could use...

The Pirates played much better this year.

October 4, 2012  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I wonder why the Texasns were so ready to let Super Mario go?

He wanted too much money.

October 4, 2012  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He's pulled a complete disappearing act this season. Given that the Texans never seemed to blink when they lost him and still have a ferocious pass rush, I'm wondering if he was a product of a system, and not just a dominating player.

My guess is he tired from pushing that boat load of money to the bank each week.

Exactly he don't have no supporting cast in Buffalo, double team Mario and just block the others, kind of shows in Houston texans D-line.

October 4, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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...double team Mario and just block the others...

Yep. It doesn't matter how good you are, it's a team game, and if you're one of the few superstars, teams will work to contain you.

Stars fade in Buffalo. Now he's starting to understand why everyone was surprised that he went there.

 
October 4, 2012  09:46 AM ET

His motivation and consistency was questioned even when he was in college and being evaluated for the draft. When you look back on the top three picks of that draft: Williams, Vince Young, and Reggie Bush, who would have guessed that Bush would emerge as the most productive?

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