Humility comes in short supply in many NFL cities which is why it's OK if you've never heard of Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Cary Williams. He's an idiot who can't keep his mouth shut, a couple of qualities that are not exactly unique when it comes to pro football players. There would be a better chance that he'd stand out if he weren't a loud mouth buffoon.
Williams is best known around these parts for picking a fight with then rookie wide receiver Aaron Dobson when the Patriots traveled to Philly for joint practices with the Eagles last summer. In advance of the two teams meeting up again for another round of combined workouts in Foxborough next week, Williams shot his mouth off
by bringing up Spygate, noting that the Pats haven't won a title since the scandal hit back in 2007 and calling them "cheaters" while complaining about having to take part in practices against them again.
Never mind that Williams didn't even enter the league until 2009. Or that he played four seasons for Baltimore, arguably the most morally bankrupt organization in the NFL
, as well as an arch rival of the Pats, for four years before joining the Eagles. Clearly, he's qualified to speak on a topic as old, played out and over as Spygate.
Williams can take comfort in knowing that he has a raft of knucklehead minions who lined up to parrot his ridiculous commentary in its aftermath, with one Eagles writer noting
that he's "correct in being suspicious in everything that goes on" in Foxborough while another actually tried to make the argument
that the Pats and Bill Belichick's punishment for Spygate, fines totaling $750,000 and the loss of their 2008 first round pick, represented a "pretty light sentence" and that the NFL "probably should have taken a Super Bowl win or two away from them." Those are actual things that actual people who have actual platforms at which to write about football actually published.
There's no reason to try to talk sense into any of these morons, whether it's Williams or the clowns who wrote their drivel at the Lehigh Valley Morning Call
and Fansided's Inside the Iggles, respectively. Longtime, highly decorated NFL coaches like Jimmy Johnson and Bill Cowher noting how silly the reaction and subsequent uproar in regard to Spygate isn't enough. It's far easier to point and blame and call names and dredge up the past than it is to exercise any real critcial thinking skills, both for Williams the Morning Call
and Fansided writers. Hopefully Williams won't mind sharing his Silver Knuckle with those two dummies. And by the same token, hopefully he'll keep running his mouth next week when he and the Eagles arrive in Foxborough.