Cary Williams to Cardinals: “Lets not be crybabies”
Following the Arizona Cardinals’ loss on Sunday, head coach Bruce Arians said that there were many problems with the officiating in the game. Arians says that he sent plays with what he believed to be questionable calls to the league office for review.
Apparently, Eagles cornerback Cary Williams believes that was the wrong move. Williams believes that the Cardinals should just deal with the officiating and accept that the Eagles were the better team on Sunday.
“Let’s not be crybabies, man,” Williams told PhillyMag.com. “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. If they came in here with a different attitude, maybe not so nonchalant, thinking it was going to be a cakewalk . . . 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. Either you come in and win or you blame it on the refs. Don’t blame it on the refs, blame it on your preparation that week. I’ve never been a fan of coaches sending stuff into the refs unless it was blatant. To me I didn’t think there was anything blatant out on the field.”
“We’re all grown men. You lost, man. It’s a game 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, whatever was going on. I heard a lot about Bruce Arians talking,” Williams said.
This is all very easy for Cary Williams to say when it was his Eagles team that benefited from controversial calls. We will see how adamant Williams is on his stance the next time a questionable penalty is called on him and it costs his team.
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