Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Kyle Williams signed a six year $39 million contract extension Friday. Even though Williams had a solid year in 2010, his performance will depend on others in 2011.
Williams has one problem in his game and that is his ability to make plays and hold his ground against double teams. Many of Williams’ plays came against single team blocking or the person performing a combo block did a terrible job.
Teams know this and is the reason why Williams disappeared late in the 2010 regular season.
The Bills recognized this problem by drafting defensive lineman Marcell Dareus in the first round this past April. Dareus so far has lived up to his billing as he has two sacks in two games.
With Dareus being so effective right away, even against double teams, opponents will have to double Dareus just to keep him out of the backfield.
In turn, that will allow Williams to go against single teams a lot more.
In the end, as long as the Bills starters on defense stay healthy, offenses will have trouble moving the football in 2011