Just in case you missed it, here's some comments from former Bills star linebacker Darryl Talley on Mario Williams. Talley spoke to Tim Graham last week for a story on what NFL players say in the press. He ran some of the quotes on our Press Coverage blog. I assume you read that blog. They're doing a tremendous job on the Bills' beat this season. Here's Talley on Mario:
"I don't think he's lived up to the hype. Don't tell me about being hurt and playing. I hope his wrist doesn't hurt like mine when he's done. But I just don't get it, man. At the end of the day, you're graded on what you do. If you're good enough to put a uniform on and step on the field, then you're fit to play. So you need to play at your level, whatever that may be.
"I had three surgeries in one offseason and one six days before the season started and still made the Pro Bowl. I played every year through injuries and had surgeries after the offseason.
"There ain't no such thing as being injured. You can be hurt; we all hurt. But you're not injured. We all got to play through it, and your performance can't slack off. I really don't think they hold each other accountable because, at the end of the day, they all go home to their nice, cushy house. What about what you're supposed to be doing on Sunday and Thursday and Monday? What do you think about, and it is just a passing thought."