Cary Williams advises an opposing coach

Cary Williams advises an opposing coach
December 3, 2013, 10:30 pm
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And now let’s check in with an ex-Raven mouthing off. Cary Williams, you’re up.

Williams, the former Ravens cornerback now with the Eagles, reacted to Cardinals coach Bruce Arians’ displeasure with some of the officiating in Sunday’s game, a Philadelphia victory. Arians said he planned to seek answers from the league about 15 calls from the game.

Williams’ response? Dude, how about you just play better?

“Let’s not be crybabies, man,” Williams told (via Pro Football Talk). “I thought the refs kept them in the game to some degree at times. But it’s football, man. It’s about going out there and executing. ... I’m not big on teams sending stuff in, and ‘This is what needs to be called.’ Play the game, dude. It’s football, man.”

And Williams was big on personal responsibility, at least as it applied to Arians and the Cardinals.

“Don’t blame it on the refs,” he said. “Blame it on your preparation that week.”

And just in case everyone didn’t get his point: “It’s a game that you felt like you should have won. Well, you should have come out and played a little better; you should have coached a little better.”

One could also take Williams’ comments as a defense of officials. Maybe he’s still feeling guilty from what happened when he played for the Ravens in the Super Bowl, when he pushed an official in the middle of a scrum but got away with no penalty, no ejection and no fine.