Williams Sounds Off On Patriots, Joint Practices

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Cary Williams is not a fan of the Patriots. And he’s definitely not a fan of practicing with the Patriots.

He grew a distaste for them while playing for the Ravens from 2009-12, and felt like some members of the team were disrespectful during the joint practices held here at the NovaCare last summer. He decided to send them a message by quickly getting into a scrap with receiver Aaron Dobson. Both players were forced to sit out the rest of the session.

So he doesn’t like them, and that has a lot to do with why he is against the idea of practicing with them again later this month in New England. But it’s not the only reason.

“If you’re a smart coach, you understand that there’s going to be certain signals that are going to be used out there on that practice field. You don’t want to give any team — I don’t care if it’s the Patriots or the dang Bengals — you don’t want to give them an opportunity to look at your stuff. That’s just me. I don’t want to show none of our cards. To me it’s not benefitting us because they have already proven who they are. That’s the history,” said Williams, referencing the Spygate scandal.

“I’m trying to go into details about it or disrespect that organization…you still have to go out and play the game. I give them all the credit in the world. But one fact still remains: they haven’t won a Super Bowl since they got caught.

“They are cheaters. They are. You got caught. I know you’re going to be looking at the film when we go out there. That’s just that. I don’t want to show them my cards. That’s just me.”

Williams also says practicing with another team during camp takes away an element of mystery that he enjoys. He explained that going up against your own guys builds an “itch” to go hit other players, and that the itch is scratched during practice instead of the game when working with another team.

He doesn’t like the idea on a number of fronts but is on board with whatever Chip Kelly wants to do.

“I’m employee 26. I’m here. Whatever coach says, goes and that’s that. It’s not my job to be a coach, it’s not my job to be a player coach, I’m a player. It’s my job to go out and compete against whoever is in front of me,” he said.

Joint practices run from August 12-14 in Foxboro. Should be interesting.

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  • Brent

    Maybe if he wasn’t awful id take him more seriously

    • anon

      you’d prefer the guys he replaced?

    • Anonymous

      Murdersconce FTW!!!! (I don’t get the credit for coming up with the name unfortunately)

    • Clamdigger

      What does his playing ability have to do with this opinion?

  • I don’t care if it’s the Patriots or the dang Bengals

    c’mon, you’ve been here a year now, time to switch from AFC-N to NFC-E trash talk. Dang Cowboys, sconces

    • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

      Yeah don’t waste your s-talking game on the Bengals. Weak Cary, you should have made fun of Romo’s backeotomy.

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      send him a bottle of your finest bourbon, and get a mic infront of him…he might get a lifetime contract.

    • Anonymous

      Well NOBODY likes the Cowboys, so it’s probably implied…

  • Token

    Trying to think of a Eagle I dislike more in the last 5-10 years or so….. This guy cant get off this team fast enough. The worst combo is being a loudmouth Ahole while also being a terrible player. Embarrassing.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    do love me some sconces, till he plays an 8 yd cushion on 3rd and 7.

  • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

    For all the terrible player comments, two words:
    Nnamdi Ashomugha
    I’ll take sconces 8 days a week over that clown.

    • Anonymous

      Dream Team… What a joke

      • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

        Dumpster Fire Incorporated. Kinda like the 2014-15 Cowboys.

        • Anonymous

          Mediocrity Dynasty: Ruling the Cowboys since the 2010 season

    • Token

      Dont get why this always comes up as a Cary Williams defense. As if Aso would forever be the Eagles starting corner unless Cary came along. The fact that it seems to be the best Cary defense there is tells you all you need to know. Maybe one of Howies most panicked bad contracts ever? Cant believe he didnt give himself a sooner out.

      • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

        It’s not a defense. I just don’t think that CW is as bad as some make him out to be. Does he give a hellcushion? Yes. Does he run his mouth? Yes. Does he sometimes get burnt? Yes. But until we get the second coming of Eric Allen or Troy Vincent we’re going to have up and down corner play. NA was flat out awful and couldn’t/wouldn’t tackle and pointed at others midburn. CW is a legit tackler and I like his fire.

      • OldDuckMcDoc

        It’s only a three year deal, we can get out of it relatively painlessly after two, he was always going to be here at least two years and he turned down 3yrs for $15m from the Ravens the year before he hit FA.

        Not a Sconces fan, but if that’s Howie’s most panicked bad contract ever he’s doing a heckuva job.

  • Waffles

    Not sure why everyone is hating on Williams. The guy is not a top tier talent but is solid enough and I bet he shows up big this year. It’s about time the D got some fire and personality. If this is what he needs to do to set the tone so be it. I bet the birds surprise us all and field a top 10 D. I plan on drafting the D in my fantasy league in the final round or so.

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      Who’s everyone?

      • OldDuckMcDoc

        I don’t hate him but I definitely don’t like him. Talks like he’s an All Pro, plays like a mediocre starter. He is to cornerbacking what Allen is to safetying* and it sure would be stupid if he started talking smack like Cary does.

        *definitely a word

        • Andy Six Score and Four

          Just seems like there might be some measurement between everyone and no-one. :)

          • OldDuckMcDoc

            On the internet? Never! Hyperbole reigns supreme here!!

    • anon

      i made that mistake last year, won’t this year. SEA, SF, AZ, NO, TB, HOU all better options without even looking at SOS, we have no pass rushing which is the basis of a lot of fantasy points.

  • miketd1

    We play cover-3 as our base. I can live with Scones’ 8-yard cushions and yellow flag fetish. You can’t be too aggressive in this type of defense unless you’ve got a young B-Dawk back there to clean up your mistakes.

    • shady25

      Thank you. Not his fault he was giving up 8 yd cushions. Blame it on Chung. We should see more press coverage this year hopefully.

  • Age

    As a fellow Pat hater, I admit that, all logical considerations of the benefits of such joint practices aside, I agree with Williams.

    • Nicodemus_09

      I live in N.E. SURROUNDED by über arrogant d-bag Cheatriot fans. It’s the 6th circle of sports hell. The 7th having to be living surrounded by Cowboy fans. I was really glad to hear Sconces sound off about practicing with those ass hats!

  • Chuck Dougherty

    Is it just me, don’t you find it suspicious that Chung was allowed to leave the patriots. Came over here.. stunk the whole place up.. and is now back with the patriots? Probably gave Coach B the whole defense playbook. I would dismiss nothing when it comes to the cheating Pats.

    • OldDuckMcDoc

      I know you jest, but Chung was stinky long before he came here. I watch more than my share of Pats games because I’ve got a couple of friends who seem to think it acceptable to support them so I was sadly all too familiar with the awfulness of Chung when we signed him.

      Can’t believe they took him back. Can only assume it was so they can have the thrill of cutting him one more time.

  • Gunturi

    80 out of 110 cb’s in the league.. yea.. u talk about giving out your stuff.. stupid punk

  • botto

    lets not forget so quickly that Williams did break up the 2 point conversion against dallas to keep us ahead and winning. great diving play.
    he did not paly too bad last year at all, he had no safety at all behind him so yes you have to cushion. and we need more attitude like his on the d he can be a leader in that respect. i like him and i like Fletcher. boykim rules of course and it sounds like Carrol is going to be the man…

  • aub32

    I normally don’t mind bravado in a player. In fact, most times I enjoy it. However, I can not stand this guy. He talks so damn much, but his play is so mediocre. I didn’t see him rough up Megatron, Fits, or Dez. He’d prefer to pick on guys that won’t even make the team. This guy will spend his entire career playing up to the fact he once played for the Ravens and how tough that defense was. I guess I can take solace in the fact that he won’t be here this time next year. Have fun talking trash from he bench. Carroll, Fletcher, and Boykin will be a much better trio.

    • Mitchell

      I can see where you’re coming from but hopefully he teaches this defense something it really needs which is the ability to get into the offense face and not be afraid to get into a scuffle. Teach the defense to have an edge/ swag to them. There is no question he can be upgraded but maybe it’s the attitude he brigs the coaches like.