Monday, February 8, 2016

Cary makes nice with Belichick

If nothing else, the three days of joint workouts and ensuing preseason game in New England produced remorse from Eagles corner Cary Williams, who had called the Pats "cheaters."

Cary makes nice with Belichick

Eagles cornerback Cary Williams. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
Eagles cornerback Cary Williams. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. --- Eagles corner Cary Williams left the Birds' 42-35 preseason loss to the host New England Patriots after injuring a hamstring while running back an interception for a touchdown on the first series, but Williams stuck around on the field to the end, so he could speak with Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

Williams had generated headlines a few weeks ago by questioning the value of joint practices with another team, and calling the Pats "cheaters," in reference to their Spygate scandal.

But three days in New England, and a chance to take it to the house against Tom Brady apparently softened Williams' views.

“It was just mutual respect between two guys. Coach Belichick respected me and I respected him. I respect the organization and I told him I was sorry for the words that I said," Williams said late Friday night, when asked about the meeting. "That was just pure emotion, and sometimes you say things that you don’t really think about. That was a situation where, playing these guys in the playoffs (when Williams was with the Ravens), you kind of develop a hate for them and you try to use anything to get your mind going and get going.

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"In that situation, I could have chosen my words a little bit wiser. But it is mutual respect, and we were able to come together and tell him I was sorry. I have nothing but the utmost respect for the organization and him as a GM and head coach. He just said there were no hard feelings and he appreciated the comments I made this week. It was just two guys respecting each other, and understanding there is some history there. It is not necessarily bad blood but the spirit of competition. I said some things that I wish I could take back.”

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