During the preseason, NFL teams will often practice with one another to get different looks against different teams. Playing against your scout team so often things can become predictable, and this is a new challenge.
For the New England Patriots, they’ll have a joint practice with the Philadelphia Eagles. And Cary Williams, cornerback for the Eagles, isn’t thrilled about it because he doesn’t trust the franchise.
“I’m trying not to go into details about it or disrespect that organization, because I give that organization all the credit in the world,” Williams said Friday, via the Philadelphia Daily News. “But one fact still remains. They haven’t won a Super Bowl since they got caught.
“They’re cheaters … I know you’re going to be looking at the (Eagles practice) film when we go out there … we’ll be watching film of them. I don’t want to show them my cards. That’s just me.”
It has been a while since the Eagles have contended for a Super Bowl berth, and while they are looking to build upon an NFC East Championship from 2013, they aren’t necessarily considered favorites in the conference or Super Bowl odds. The Eagles aren’t even scheduled to play the Patriots this year, and the only way they’d meet is if both teams reached the Super Bowl.
So that begs the question, what is he worried about?