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Cary Williams Full Of Excuses

CB Cary Williams is a spark plug on Sundays, but isn't getting fired up for OTAs

CB Cary Williams is a spark plug on Sundays, but isn’t getting fired up for OTAs

GM Howie Roseman loved CB Cary Williams’ competitive spirit and talent enough to hand him a $17 million contract this offseason, but so far, the most impressive aspect of Williams’ game has been his repertoire of excuses.

The projected starting right corner skipped yet another day of ‘voluntary’ team activities on Friday in order to attend his daughter’s recital. He missed other days when he was on his honeymoon, when he was getting dental work done, and when he was overseeing his home building activities.

Other than the honeymoon, Williams’ excuses are borderline at best. He isn’t required to be at OTAs, but the Eagles have had near perfect attendance. Typically, players only miss OTAs if they are unhappy with their contract situations, if they have a family emergency, or if they are aging veterans who are comfortable within the system.

Williams’ absence rate is a bit discouraging, especially for a player who plays with a lot of noticeable passion on game days. The Eagles have plenty of new players who are building themselves houses this summer, plenty of fathers with parental commitments, and plenty of players with teeth who must schedule dentist appointments around practice. It’s on Williams to make a better effort to be at practice.

However, these absences should not affect Williams’ ability to digest the playbook and ultimately win a starting job. They just won’t help him make a good impression on a coaching staff that doesn’t figure to be patient with players who need extra motivation.

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2 Responses to “Cary Williams Full Of Excuses”

  1. kg says:

    i can understand why the eagles went after this guy in FA. he has a mean streak that could help our soft defense. however im starting to question his character and wonder if he is a “me, me, me guy” that could disrupt the chemistry the eagles are trying to build. i wont be surprised or upset if he gets cut.

  2. Joe Sageman says:

    It’s too early to talk about cutting Williams. The Eagles need him in the lineup and wouldn’t dare take on all the dead money that would come with cutting him. Williams and the Eagles have gotten off on the wrong foot, but that doesn’t rule out a successful career in Philly for him at all.

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