WHINING WILLIAMS BLAMES KELLY AFTER HE GETS TORCHED BY D-JAX

By David F. Cohen

Cary Williams got on the wrong side of the public last year when he blew off OTAs to shop for sconces.

And yesterday, after he was burned by former Eagle DeSean Jackson for an 81-yard TD, he highlighted his post-game comments by blaming coach Chip Kelly.

That’s right. A whining loser gets torched and blamed Kelly’s practice regimen.

After the Birds topped the Washington Redskins 37-34 Sunday, Williams’ comments stood out like a skunk at a garden party.

“I was just trying to conserve as much energy during the week so I can be as effective as I can be on Sunday’s,” Williams said afterwards. “It was just such a dog fight. It didn’t help that I wasn’t healthy through the week and it didn’t help that I had a dog fight before the week and then I had a dog fight during the game. It’s just tough, man. We have to start taking care of our guys, taking care of our players, doing the right thing from there.

“I didn’t practice every week, there’s a reason for that. A lot of guys had no legs. A lot of guys were in a dog fight before the game even started. We have to take care of our guys during the week to make sure we’re fresh come Sundays.”

Even after beating the Indianapolis Colts on the road last Monday night, Kelly had the Eagles at the Novacare Complex for a training session Tuesday afternoon, something that clearly didn’t sit well with Williams.

“In other words, we have to be smart. As a coaching staff and as players.

“I’m going to be honest with you, it didn’t matter if we had a short week or a long week, it’s been the same. Something needs to change for us to be more productive. It’s tough enough to go out there and play hard for 60 minutes, let alone having to fight through the week.

“When you don’t have legs, period, it shows up in the game. Period. Throughout the game. Period.”

Williams went on to explain that he isn’t the only player concerned with how the coaching staff handled this week.

“I’m saying [practicing every day] impacted a lot of people,” Williams said. “A lot of people, but I’m just the only one man enough to get up here and say anything about it, talk to ya’ll as a man and discuss and issue that obviously in my opinion is an issue in our starts [to games].

“But again, I’m just employee 26 and whatever they deem necessary to get us ready for Sunday is whatever it is. If we have to find energy from outside sources to start games quick, then we’ve got to do it. But right now, the way we’re doing it, it’s not conducive to success.”

Williams said that he has addressed his concern to the coaching staff.

“We take a lot of reps. It’s taxing on your body. It’s difficult and you have to find that energy. We’ve been able to muscle through that, fight through that as a team but there are some modifications that need to be made.

“Again, I’m just employee 26 but I know how to take care of my body, how to get ready for the game and the way we’re doing it right now, it isn’t conducive to success.”

As far as what happened during the game goes, Williams blamed the blown coverage on the Jackson touchdown on not having safety help over the top.

“It upset me,” Williams said of Jackson’s big play. “It upset me because I was expecting help in a situation where I thought I had safety help and I turned around and there wasn’t any help behind me.

“We have to be smarter out there on the field, it’s that simple. It was a spot where a guy cut, he was cut and when they cut like that, they tend to run deep balls. I was trying to do my job. I lured him into a funneling situation to the safety, but there wasn’t a safety there.”

Williams is certainly known for being outspoken, but even by his standards, his words carried some extra vitriol after Sunday’s game and it will be interesting to hear Kelly’s response at his day after press conference Monday afternoon.

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