By Tim Graham
Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams got dumped on Monday.
ESPN analyst and former NFL offensive lineman Damien Woody told me Williams was "pathetic" for playing poorly in his anticipated debut Sunday and then complaining about the replacement officials.
NBC Sports analyst Rodney Harrison then questioned Williams' motivations Monday night on "Pro Football Talk." Harrison suggested Williams came to Buffalo for the money. Williams signed a six-year contract potentially worth $100 million and with $50 million in guarantees.
"I actually feel bad for him because Mario Williams, he's the No. 1 pick of the  draft," Harrison said. "He's financially set. So to come out as a free agent and decide to spend the prime time -- basically my prime years -- with the Buffalo Bills, you're not going to make the playoffs. You're not going to the Super Bowl."
Harrison, twice an All-Pro safety, spent the first nine years of his career with the San Diego Chargers and then signed with the New England Patriots in 2003 for the chance to win Super Bowls. He has two rings.
"They're not very good," Harrison continued on the Bills. "They don't have a franchise quarterback. The Patriots will always dominate that division. The Jets will always be second.
"So my point here is you go out and get a $100 million deal, well, wouldn't you've taken $80 million and gone somewhere where you could have been competitive each and every week? I just think this is a huge mistake for Mario Williams.
"Mark my words: He will get lost in the shuffle. He'll probably fall off the face of the earth."