By Tim Graham
Throughout the offseason, there have been references to "playing like a Bill."
The Buffalo Bills' new leaders have made a concerted effort to establish a philosophy of what's expected of each player whenever he snaps his chinstrap.
Bills pass-rusher Mario Williams was the latest to make a reference. So I asked last year's star offseason acquisition how much the definition of a Bill has changed from last year.
"It's definitely changed since the new coaching staff's came in here," Williams said. "It's just being relentless and the mentality of going out and being disruptive and attacking, being aggressive, being accountable. Just going out here and making plays and trusting the scheme, trusting the system, trusting your coaches, to not go out there and do something you're not supposed to.
"The scheme they have is pretty good. As long as we go out there and we all can say, 'Are you playing like a Bill?' -- which is our mentality, our motto -- we'll be all right."
And what was last year's definition of a Bill?
"I couldn't tell you," Williams said. "That was last year."