Cary Williams came to the Philadelphia Eagles used to a different way of doing things.
Williams spent a few seasons in Baltimore, and is used to being the bully, not the bullied. Williams and Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin complained about the Patriots being dirty, and trying to bully the Eagles when the two teams got together for joint practices last week.
Williams was not happy, and according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, also accused the Patriots of being dirty, and accused his current team of being soft.
“No question,” the Eagles cornerback back. “They came in there talking. They had a lot of jokes, and [he-hes] and laughs, a lot of dirty plays that were going on. So there was a reason behind what I did, there was a reason behind the madness. At the end of the day, I still got to do things the way coach wants me to do it, and I understand that. But it definitely would have been a different situation if it was in Baltimore. It wouldn’t have been a fun practice for the Patriots, I can tell you that.”
The Patriots talking trash and being bullies, imagine that.
Williams though didn’t think it was cool, felt his team responded softly, and wants to create a different aura in Philadelphia for this defense.
“I feel like we need a nasty, no question,” Williams said. “I feel like we got to establish a tenacity, a tough-nosed defense, a hard-nosed defense, something that’s to be feared when it comes out to each and every week. Brian Dawkins alluded to it a couple of times when I spoke to him. He was talking about bring that fear back here. Right now, I don’t know if there’s anybody out there that fears this defense, especially after last week. So I think we have to come together, find a way to get back to those old days when Brian Dawkins was here. Strike the fear in individuals or teams.”