Cary Williams Has A Chip On His Shoulder On Field And OffBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Secondary Thursday, June 6th, 2013
Everybody is all worked up about Eagles new cornerback Cary Williams and his decision to miss so many days of OTA practices. His aggressive attitude is one of the reasons the Birds signed Williams and it’s also going to be the reason, fans will sometimes be bothered by him. Williams doesn’t run away from a fight, he runs to it. I think he prides himself in being his own man and that means taking on any wide receiver and the entire Delaware Valley if that’s what it takes.
Williams practiced yesterday rather than going with his former Baltimore Ravens teammates to the White House to meet the President and be congratulated for the Super Bowl win. You can believe that Williams didn’t go to see the President because he he felt betrayed by the Ravens, who didn’t offer him a contract after last season, but let him leave via free agency. I’m sure he’s got something for them if and when the Birds play them.
The first time I listened to Williams I could tell he had a chip on his shoulder. There was a bit of a frown on his face, no smile, no friendliness in his tone. Earlier this week he talked about getting into trouble as a youngster, learning from his mistakes and growing up in a one-parent family.
You can tell that he plays with an anger. He shoved a ref in the Super Bowl. He got into a shoving match with DeSean Jackson in the Eagles-Ravens game a year ago. Williams always get into with the opposing wide receivers, which will play well here in Philly, as long as he keeps the anger on the field and aimed at the opposing team.
Williams is angry at somebody (you can guess who that probably is after he talked about growing up in a one parent family), which is good on the football field, but not so good when it’s directed at the media or the fans. He made some good points regarding the practices he missed during the offseason and how he wants to be a good husband and father, but Williams still has the chip on his shoulder.
“I grew up as a kid that didn’t have two parents in the household,” Williams said. “I take pride in being a father, in being a husband. I take pride in being there for my daughter because I didn’t have that. . . . If I was a guy that had three different kids with three different women and I was a womanizer, you would be reporting that. Now I’m a guy that wanted to go see his daughter’s recital and I’m a bad guy.”
He made some good points during those comments and leads me to believe he’ll be able to direct his anger in the right direction.
I can guarantee that we’re going to have a long list of dustups both during the game, after the game and in the off season, during Williams time here as an Eagle. We’ll be able to laugh at some of them, others we’ll be able to ignore, but some will capture everybody’s attention like Williams deciding to miss so many OTA workouts.
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