Q&A with Mario Williams


Q: Your position coach this season is Anthony Weaver, who you actually played with in Houston from 2006 to 2008. What's it like being coached by someone you once shared the field with?

A: It allows you to have a better understanding on what they expect, their mindset, better relations as far as understanding situations.

Q: How have you enjoyed playing in Defensive Coordinator Mike Pettine's system so far this season?A: It's been great. It gives you a lot of opportunities and a lot of different looks.

Q: There seems to have been a culture change at One Bills Drive under new Head Coach Doug Marrone. What have you noticed that is different this year?A: A lot of rules. Just the whole structure, just the way that it's laid out. Everything is to a T.

Q: Can you talk about what it means to you to 'Play Like a Bill'?A: Being accountable, responsibility. Being a team player.

Q: In your last home game, you notched a team record and personal best 4.5 sacks. What was that like for you?A: it's just being able to go out there and play with the guys. Have things set up through them. I felt like everything is done through the team, done through the defense. If one player does well or shines, it's a direct reflection of everybody else.

Q: You're well known for your involvement with law enforcement, which includes donating cars to the Houston Police Department. What has drawn you to be so involved with law enforcement in your offseason?A: I know what they do, as far as trying to help the community out and putting their lives on the line on a day to day basis. It just means a lot to me.

Q: You went on a USO trip through the NFL a couple of years ago. Can you talk about what that experience was like for you?A: It was amazing, just seeing it firsthand. Behind the scenes feel of what young men and women put themselves through just to protect our country. Just the respect factor that I have towards them.

Q: You're now in your second year living in Buffalo. What do you like most about the city and how was your first Buffalo winter?A: Just laid back and green. Trees, grass, I'm an outdoors person so just the environment. It wasn't bad. I wish it snowed more, so I can't really say it was the winter I expected.

Q: You played with Manny Lawson in college at North Carolina State. What's it like to be reunited with a college teammate in the NFL?A: It's a feeling of knowing kind of what each other thinks as far as being across from each other or being on the same side of the ball. It's almost like having a little brother where I have to teach him things still.

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Q: We're told that you're a big video game guy. What's your favorite game of all time and if you play Madden, do you play as yourself?A: Battlefield 3 is my favorite game of all time. I don't really play any football games.

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