The only surprise about the bold comments made by Cary Williams on Tuesday afternoon was that he didn't make them sooner. The much-maligned former Eagles cornerback recently appeared on 710 ESPN Seattle and talked about his experience in Philadelphia. He specifically touched on what it was like to play the Seahawks, his current team, last year.
""We was talking about the fact that our conditioning and things like was going to kick in because we worked harder than everybody in the National Football League with the Chip Kelly thing," he said. "We got out there, we got our teeth kicked in. So all that conditioning didn't necessarily work. Preparation wasn't necessarily the greatest neither that week. When you're going up against teams that prepare well, practice well, coach well, it's difficult in games like that. I think towards the end of the year we were exhausted and we got outcoached the majority of the games."
"One, they were fresher," he said. "Two, they were more physical. And I think in the National Football League, physicality is huge and you need that physicality in order to win games. Coaching is a part of it, too."
"I enjoyed my teammates, I enjoyed some of the coaches but ultimately we didn't get the job done, and there was reasoning for that," Williams said. "Whatever that is they're creating, I didn't believe it. We went to one playoff game, we had a home playoff game and we lost that. And it was his first year, I understand that. I think he's a great coach, a tremendous coach. I just think that what's going on there isn't necessarily the right way of doing things, of winning games. He's won games, but when you're going against elite talent, elite players, elite teams, elite schemes, we weren't able to get the job done."
This obviously isn't the first time Williams has criticized Kelly's methods. After a Week 3 win last season, Williams complained he felt too tired by game day. Williams later apologized for those comments, but it's clear how he really feels. It's also clear how the Eagles really feel about him. The team released him earlier this offseason.