Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 6/18/13
Mike Missanelli held one of the most controversial interviews in recent history on 97.5 The Fanatic just a couple Fridays ago. He conversed with newly acquired cornerback Cary Williams about the headlines he is making in the Delaware Valley. Middle-aged Philadelphia Eagles fans recall ex-NFL star Ricky Watters making his infamous “For who? For what?” comments very well. Ironically, both Waters and Williams signed with the Eagles after winning a super bowl championship (Waters with the San Francisco 49ers, and Williams with the Baltimore Ravens). Williams’ comments may not be in the same arrogant echelon, but he will be if the three-year, $17 million, with $5.75 million guaranteed man under performs. Camp Kelly talk through media grapevine consists of an unknown starting quarterback, energized, yet fast-paced practices, and a new cafeteria. Reports were distributed to the press at the end of mini-camp as to who did not report for OTA’s multiple times. Williams’ name is most noticeable, and was questioned by the press each time for his absence. Keep in mind he never missed an OTA with Baltimore the past four years. His first reason was understandable for family members alike due to his daughter’s dance recital. There are not many moments in a father’s life to spend time with their young child, especially a professional athlete. His second reason was due to dental work. Though, Williams should have used dental work as his final excuse in order to wash his mouth out of what you’re about to comically read. Not to mention that he scheduled a wedding in the middle of spring practices; he missed another day of practice to pick out sconces for his newly constructed house. If opposing offenses scored at least six touchdowns, threw for more than 1,000 yards, and averaged a 91.6 quarterback rating when targeted, you should probably not miss OTA’s for picking out sconces, right? Missanelli asked Williams on 97.5 The Fanatic about getting off on the right foot with the fans. He responded, “I’m not surprised at all about their reaction and I don’t care, truthfully, if you want me to be honest.” Later, he vented his thoughts on how voluntary OTA’s are called “voluntary” for a reason. When Missanelli brought up the topic of low-income Americans who work eight hours every day with little-to-no days off, Williams exclaimed, “Do you think we take days off? I’m sorry, I respect those guys, but we grind the same way they grind. It’s just a different type of grind.” Excuse me Mr. Williams, but almost all hard workers are lucky enough to earn at least two weeks off of work. NFL players get to spend a minimum of 15 weeks off, and earn a salary that most people never make in their lifetime. And, Williams is saying that he has the same grind as the average American? As Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson would say (without padding your attorney on the behind), “Child please!” Furthermore infuriating, he said, “I feel like I did what I felt was right. I still don’t take those words back or anything that I said or have done. I’d repeat them and do them again, twice over.” The average cornerback scores an 18 on the NFL’s Wonderlic test. Cary Williams did score a 14, which means he is still legitimately literate. However, he might want to consider his English before he says anything similar to the media again. He may not care now, but he will the next time he enters a local Home Depot and gets booed out of the parking lot. After all, he did compare himself to Nnamdi Asomugha, and we all know how that ended.
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