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  • Was Mario Williams right?

    He said he was misused in Buffalo and that was why he had such a poor season. Well here's an article I found interesting.

    http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpo...cism-is-fired/
    Mario Williams isn’t the only one getting fingered for the failures of the Buffalo Bills’ defensive line last season.
    The Bills have now dumped line coach Karl Dunbar, whom head coach Rex Ryan had pumped up as one of the best assistants in the league.
    Williams, who joined the Dolphins as a free agent, didn’t see it that way and criticized Dunbar’s scheme for not fitting the team’s personnel last year.
    After finishing fourth in the league defensively two years ago, Ryan set his sights on being No. 1 this past season, but the Bills plummeted to 19th. Despite a star-studded line, they went from leading the league in sacks with 54 to 31st with 21 last season.
    Dunbar’s dismissal, first reported by Newsday, came much later than much such moves in the NFL.
    “This was a difficult decision as Karl both played for me and then coached on my staff with two different teams and I have a great deal of respect for him,” Bills coach Rex Ryan said in a statement.
    “But I feel we needed to make a change and go in a different direction at this point in time and so I have informed Karl that I am relieving him of his duties. I want to take this opportunity to thank Karl and wish him the best of luck in the future.”
    Dunbar had followed Ryan from the Jets.
    While it takes two to have an argument, it only takes one to walk away.

  • #2
    Sounds like Coyles twin brother.
    The deeper the roots, the higher the reach.

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    • #3
      It's a good question, but of course no one would ever readily admit that their own skills are diminishing and take full culpability..It's human nature to make excuses and point the finger elsewhere...I really do hope that Mario becomes a bit closer to the Super Mario of the Texans rather than the Super-Lost Mario with the Bills this past season!

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      • DolphinsFreak
        DolphinsFreak commented
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        Your point is valid but I will make another point on the topic. Was Mario Williams the ONLY player on this all-star defensive line that had their play diminish in 2015? It appears that EVERYONE on that defensive line, for one reason or another, didn't play as well as expected. Is Mario Williams single-handedly responsible for the entire defensive lines production plummeting OR is this a coaching problem, a scheme problem? As Dolphins fans we know all too well how COACHING can and will cause problems like this. Suh is a primary example of this. Is Suh's game diminishing? Nope! It was a problem with the coaching. I have no idea if Williams is declining or not but what I do know is that if a player thinks this way, and then the head coach fires his defensive line coach shortly after, I would tend to believe the player on this one. JMO

    • #4
      Funny how it's the polite way to say " go in a different direction". As women will tell men " ask for directions damnit!"
      The deeper the roots, the higher the reach.

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      • #5
        Originally posted by Driven_Phinsane! View Post
        It's a good question, but of course no one would ever readily admit that their own skills are diminishing and take full culpability..It's human nature to make excuses and point the finger elsewhere...I really do hope that Mario becomes a bit closer to the Super Mario of the Texans rather than the Super-Lost Mario with the Bills this past season!


        Think this says a lot here.
        The Bills' defense underperformed last season after leading the NFL in sacks (54) in 2014 and setting a franchise record in sacks (57) in 2013. The Bills finished with 21 sacks last season, second fewest in the league, and did not send a player to the Pro Bowl after having three players (Mario Williams, Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus) elected to back-to-back Pro Bowls in 2013 and 2014.
        While it takes two to have an argument, it only takes one to walk away.

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        • #6
          Another retread Coach making the rounds, Sexy Rexy.....

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          • #7
            Originally posted by Dolfan1 View Post



            Think this says a lot here.
            The Bills' defense underperformed last season after leading the NFL in sacks (54) in 2014 and setting a franchise record in sacks (57) in 2013. The Bills finished with 21 sacks last season, second fewest in the league, and did not send a player to the Pro Bowl after having three players (Mario Williams, Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus) elected to back-to-back Pro Bowls in 2013 and 2014.
            Good info and obviously i'm hoping Mario's year had more to do with the scheme they were trying to fit him into rather than a decline of his play due to age...Staying within the division will give him plenty of opportunity to prove it!

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            • #8
              Mario is a pass rusher. His game is the same as as Wakes. Both suck in coverage and some of the issues were the same as when Coyles had Wake dropping to cover RBs and TEs. It was a fail.

              But as always with any FA, you never know until the games are played whether you got it right. I think it was good move considering we lost OV and Wake is coming back off injury and we have no idea as to whether Wake will be as effective as before or not.
              Last edited by cuchulainn; 03-14-2016, 06:13 PM.

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              • #9
                If the Dolphins can pick up some LB's who can cover would be great. It would be great if Dion Jordan came back to what some thought he would be and played in the position that suits him best, not the scheme. This is a deep DE draft so things could/should get interesting.

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                • London Fish & Chips
                  London Fish & Chips commented
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                  Move Dion back to the position he was going to be great at, OLB he can cover TE's and he won't need to bulk up to play.....

                • London Fish & Chips
                  London Fish & Chips commented
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                  But that's what Miami should do, so my guess is they'll make it easy on him and move him to Guard....

              • #10
                The best part about this pick up is everyone is hating it. They are saying Williams is diminished. They are saying we would have been better off with OV. They are saying Williams is quit on his team and is a locker room cancer. Mario Williams is a proud man and a VG football player. He still has some good years left and I fully expect him to come out next year and have a HUGE season proving everyone wrong. Not only did we get a VG player but we have a pissed off and motivated very good player. I'll go on a limb right now and say he gets double digit sacks next season for us.

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                • DolphinsFreak
                  DolphinsFreak commented
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                  I think out of Mario Williams and OV are concerned, only one of them will be making the Pro Bowl and having double digit sacks. I think the Giants are going to start to decline now that their front office decided to push Coughlin out, even though he was NOT the problem and the players absolutely loved playing for him. The Giants will more than likely have a couple bad seasons before their owner realizes he made a poor decision and decides to hire a new coach. JMO

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