The Philadelphia Eagles are 3-0 so far this year. Someone might want to tell cornerback Cary Williams.
Williams was complaining about how strenuous head coach Chip Kelly’s practices are and how he was the only ‘man enough’ to talk about it. Williams went on to stress that the Eagles’ slow starts in this season’s games had to be related to Kelly’s up-tempo practices.
So let’s break this down, OK kids?
The Eagles have indeed gotten off to slow starts, trailing in all three games so far this year. All three games have ended with Eagles comebacks and deficits erased. Apparently, none of this takes any extra energy if you listen to Williams logic.
Williams, who is 30 years of age, gets my sympathy as I cannot imagine playing any major competitive sport at that age. However, if you’re going to whine about how hard the coach is driving you, can you try not to do it when you’re 3-0? I can’t hear you over the sound of all that winning.
If his argument held any merit whatsoever, the Eagles’ games should have had the exact opposite turns of events- there should have been fast starts followed by horrendous collapses. The fans in Philadelphia surely would have none of Kelly’s new fangled ideas that were running their players into the ground.
The problem here is that no one complains when you’re winning. No one. Not even loudmouth Eagles fans whose sing a fight song that only serves to prove to the world that they can indeed spell their team’s name.
If Williams is this ticked after being 3-0, I’d hate to see how he handles losing.