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Dennis Dixon helped sell Cary Williams on playing for Chip Kelly


One of the Eagles biggest moves of free agency was the signing of former Ravens CB Cary Williams. The sometimes hot headed Williams started every game the past two seasons for the reigning champs and should provide an immediate upgrade to the Eagles most disappointing position over the last couple seasons.

So how did he come to choose Philadelphia? The money was right obviously, but his former Ravens (and now Eagles) teammate Dennis Dixon sold him on playing under Chip Kelly. Dixon of course played for Kelly at Oregon.

"Me being physical, me being vocal on Sundays is not gonna change" - Cary Williams

"I just think Chip Kelly is a very talented coach," Williams told 97.5 the Fanatic's Mike Missanelli. "He's a young coach that has a lot of experience coaching in college, and he's coached great teams. I remember talking to [Dennis] Dixon, and he told me, when he was a practice squad guy and backup quarterback in Baltimore, he told me that he was one of the coolest coaches he had. ... I think he's a player's coach, like Dixon told me, and I think this is a great opportunity. It's a great city. Loyal fans, great atmosphere for football, and I think they have a great tradition."

Williams has earned a reputation as a scrapper, who has been involved in more than his share of post play pushing, shoving and in the case of Julian Edleman, slap fighting. Williams says he does want to tone down the shenanigans, but the attitude will stay the same.

"I'm going to definitely tone things down as far as getting into fights and stuff like that. That's not gonna be a part of my game. But me being physical, me being vocal on Sundays is not gonna change."

Hear Williams full interview on the Fanatic.

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