The Buffalo Bills endured yet another painful loss on Sunday, this time to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The one Bills player who has earned every paycheck the team has written him this season, defensive tackle Kyle Williams, endeared himself to fans even more in this response to whether or not he'd be taking any positives out of Buffalo's latest excruciating defeat.
"No, I'm not taking anything positive out of it," said Williams. "We're there. We should have won the game. At a point, you know, no. I'm sorry. No. No positives. Nothing."
Whether he'd hear it or not - it's safe to assume that he wouldn't - Williams' well-documented excellent play reached new highs during Sunday's loss. Williams, quite literally, had the best game of his professional career.
Williams had ten tackles against Pittsburgh, which tied a career high. He recorded three tackles for loss, two of which were quarterback sacks. It was the third multi-sack game of his career, and his second in the Bills' last five games. Steelers left guard Chris Kemoeatu, tasked with blocking Williams the majority of the game, was flagged for holding four times - and the three that were accepted negated gains of 27, 42 and 17 yards for Pittsburgh.
His 59 tackles this season are the most by an NFL defensive lineman, and he's well on pace to obliterate his career-high of 66 set last season. His five sacks is already a career high, and is tied for third among interior defensive linemen behind Detroit rookie Ndamukong Suh and New England's Mike Wright. A Pro Bowl alternate in 2009, it'd be a crying shame if Williams missed out on that honor this year.