After looking like a juggernaut the first few weeks of the season, the Buffalo Bills have come back to earth and now sit at 3-3 on the season.

Sitting behind the Jets and the Patriots, the Bills have little room for error. After giving up 30 points in a game again, this time to the Bengals, Mario Williams sounded off on what’s wrong with the defense.

“The biggest difference I see, you look at the last few years and obviously our numbers, to speak of the guys in our room, the D-line, we’re going,” Williams told NFL.com late Sunday after the game. “We’re playing the run, we’re playing the pass. When you look at the numbers from last year and compare them to this year, we’re dropping a lot.”

The Bills came into Sunday’s game ranked 27th in sacks per pass, with two max-level guys (Williams and Marcel Dareus) on that defensive front. Whether he meant to or not, Williams took out some of his frustration with Rex Ryan’s defense to the reporters.

"I don’t know if it’s the look, what they’re putting us in, but you have four guys who’ve been known to get after the quarterback and are disruptive against the run and making tackles for losses and all that,” Williams said. “Now, 90 percent of the time, you only have three of us. Either one guy is gone or …”

"It’s the call. You got three guys going, you got three guys. Obviously, we’re gonna go back and look at it and see how many times that guy drops or how many times I drop, how many times there are just three of us doing this or that. That’s the difference. I mean, it is a difference. I’m not using it as an excuse, but it is a difference. It’s not the same as far as that goes.”

The Bills play Jacksonville in London on Sunday before a bye week.

By Glenn Erby


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