The Philadelphia Eagles play in a tough NFC East division and after a 4-12 season aren’t striking a lot of fear into their opponents. Eagles cornerback Cary Williams is aware of the perception and said no one fears the Eagles’ defense and that they need to “establish a tenacity.”
Those comments had a mixed response and has forced William to explain his comments.
“My intentions were never to bring grief between me and my teammates or me and this coaching staff,” Williams said, via John Gonzalez of CSNPhilly.com. “I just had some comments and that was it. I wasn’t trying to be a jerk about the situation or tell anybody what needs to happen. I just feel like we’re trying to build that culture. I think we’re well on our way. I think, to a degree, it was misunderstood.”
The comments Williams made weren’t initially bad in my opinion. I liked Williams trying to bring that Ravens mindset and mentality to the Eagles locker room. To me that is the sign of a leader. Outside linebacker Trent Cole said he expected Williams to bring that mindset to the Eagles when they signed him this offseason.
“He comes from a great team,” Cole said. “I expected him to have that kind of mentality coming from a good team like that. I think Cary is a good player. He wants to win just like any of us want to win.”