The Philadelphia Eagles gutted out a tough win over Washington today, coming back from an early 10-point deficit and surviving a few rallies. With the Eagles now 3-0, one would assume that everyone was in a good mood in the locker room after the game. Wrong! Cornerback Cary Williams was not a happy camper.
Williams was burned by DeSean Jackson for an 81-yard touchdown late in the game, and while talking about the defense's performance, he did a little venting about Chip Kelly's famously strenuous and fast-paced practices.
"I'm saying [practicing every day] impacted a lot of people," Williams said. "A lot of people, but I'm just the only one man enough to get up here and say anything about it, talk to ya'll as a man and discuss and issue that obviously in my opinion is an issue in our starts [to games].
"But again, I'm just employee 26 and whatever they deem necessary to get us ready for Sunday is whatever it is. If we have to find energy from outside sources to start games quick, then we've got to do it. But right now, the way we're doing it, it's not conducive to success."
That's about as direct a shot as a player can take at his head coach, and not really the kind of discontent you expect to hear from a team that's 3-0. This probably has more to do with Williams's pride being hurt after getting smoked by Jackson than anything else, but if he's saying stuff like this now, we can't wait to see what happens after the Eagles lose a few games.