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Cary Williams tells Cardinals not to be “crybabies” about the refs

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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said after Sunday’s loss to the Eagles that there were many problems with the officiating. Eagles cornerback Cary Williams think Arians needs to deal with it.

In fact, Williams told PhillyMag.com that he thinks if anything, the questionable calls went the Cardinals’ way. But Williams thinks you just have to accept what the officials call and move on, and not send plays to the league office, as Arians said he did.

Let’s not be crybabies, man,” Williams said. “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.”

Williams said Arians should just accept that the Eagles were the better team on Sunday.

“We’re all grown men. You lost, man. It’s a game that 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 of stuff about Bruce Arians talking,” Williams said.

We’ll see if Williams still feels that way the next time a questionable pass interference penalty goes against him.

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  1. thepftpoet says: Dec 3, 2013 7:05 PM

    This is coming from the guy who shoved a ref in the Super Bowl…

    Laughable.

  2. theuglitruth says: Dec 3, 2013 7:09 PM

    There’s no doubt about it…these officials are horrible. Every game is a mess nowadays. So much for quality of the games.

  3. mred163 says: Dec 3, 2013 7:09 PM

    I’ve been a fan of football since the 40′s and in every game you can dispute with the calls.

  4. thatwasntsological says: Dec 3, 2013 7:11 PM

    As an eagles fan do I think that interception at the end of the game was questionable? Without a doubt. I think we caught a lucky break.and sure, there were definitely calls that went the other way that were questionable.
    That being said I do think that the eagles played a better game. But really Williams I don’t think it’s your place to call out the cardinals. Be happy we got that win, and start game planning for the lions, because that will be no cake walk either.

  5. theuglitruth says: Dec 3, 2013 7:13 PM

    Replay & challenges were not part of the game 40 years ago old timer. Time for the league to get it together!

  6. rymexico says: Dec 3, 2013 7:13 PM

    Sconces…..Sconces.

  7. bigsmarty says: Dec 3, 2013 7:14 PM

    Bruce hasn’t blamed anything on the refs. The first thing that he said after the game was that the refs did not decide the outcome. The Cardinals did not make enough plays. The next day he was asked about whether he submitted any plays to the league office for review, and he said yes, about 15. No blaming. Cary Williams is obviously not very intelligent.

  8. beardinals says: Dec 3, 2013 7:16 PM

    Some games are worse than others. At least the refs should be consistent within a game. That way, the players get an idea of what will, and won’t be called.

  9. Nofoolnodrool says: Dec 3, 2013 7:16 PM

    This coming from a former a Raven where they constantly whine about the refs……please Cary shut up….you’ll be ravening the first time a call goes against you.

  10. 302baller says: Dec 3, 2013 7:19 PM

    The Eagles have about 15 plays they could submit too. FEF!

  11. djstat says: Dec 3, 2013 7:19 PM

    This from a clown who pushed area in the Super Bowl?

  12. superbowl42champs says: Dec 3, 2013 7:21 PM

    Cary tell eagles fans to stop being cry babies for not having any Super Bowls in the teams history

  13. thatwasntsological says: Dec 3, 2013 7:33 PM

    superbowl42champs says:
    Dec 3, 2013 7:21 PM
    Cary tell eagles fans to stop being cry babies for not having any Super Bowls in the teams history
    >>>>>>>>>

    Really?I haven’t seen any eagles fans on here crying about that. Can you give me one example of this? Or, oh you’re just making that up because you have nothing better to say.

  14. eaglesnd18 says: Dec 3, 2013 7:55 PM

    If you get picked off by Cary Williams, you don’t deserve to win. Eagles should have been up 31-7 with the punt return and should have kept the pedal to the metal, but sadly didn’t which made it a game!

  15. banvard316 says: Dec 3, 2013 7:58 PM

    He should just shut up. First off his team won so it’s easy for him to say something stupid like this. Second, not once did Arians say anything about the Eagles players so why is it any of his business if Arians wants some plays looked at?

  16. straightcatheter says: Dec 3, 2013 7:59 PM

    Love him or hate him, he has a point. Teams shouldn’t even allow themselves to be in the position to allow the refs to dictate the outcome of a game. For every interception reversed due to a questionable call, there is the punt return reversed for a phantom flag on a player not involved in the play (the Djax PR). While Arians may be addressing a question asked to him, there’s also Patrick Peterson taking to twitter with a still-shot (that shows nothing) “not complaining” (i.e. complaining) about a non-call offensive PI on Desean Jackson.

    The truth is, the Cardinals turned over the ball too many times, resulting in lost opportunities. The refs are “bad” in every game, and only the calls that go against a fan’s/player’s team seem to be the ones that fan/player wants to complain about.

  17. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 3, 2013 8:04 PM

    The Cardinals just want the NFL to take things seriously and not give them something to cry about. Why should all the onus be on them? It should all be on the league.

  18. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Dec 3, 2013 8:06 PM

    He’s the one who will be crying after getting dismantled by the Lions on Sunday.
    Nick Foles is the media’s current golden boy but it’s been well established that he’s pretty bad under pressure. I believe his completion rate is in the low 40′s when facing pressure and he’ll be facing plenty of it from Ansah, Suh and Fairley.

  19. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 3, 2013 8:07 PM

    Can he relay this message to the 49ers please?

  20. superbowl42champs says: Dec 3, 2013 8:21 PM

    Thatwasntsologial

    Eagle fans have been crying for almost 50 years. Where have you been? Eagles fans act like they have the steelers before every season thinking they have the best team. Does dream team ring a bell? Organization is trash

  21. igotsanduskied says: Dec 3, 2013 8:28 PM

    “It’s pretty well established that Nick Foles isn’t good under pressure?” Dude, he has one of the highest ratings against the blitz, and btw nothing with him is well established, he hasn’t even started 16 games in his career yet! He does have 0 ints to Stafford’s 14 though.

  22. dinofrank60 says: Dec 3, 2013 8:31 PM

    As long as the Eagles got the win, what is Williams yakking about? Arians can say what he wants; it’s not going to invalidate the win. It doesn’t matter if the Cards don’t respect the win; the NFL won’t give it back.

  23. milksteak78 says: Dec 3, 2013 8:35 PM

    I’m sick of hearing how eagles took their foot off the gas or would have won by 40. They can’t keep up that pace in the nfl. His offense will get his own players hurt or they will give up leads all the time.

  24. thereyougo2 says: Dec 3, 2013 8:47 PM

    The NFL will learn in the not to distance future to drop all this each play will be reviewed.

    I’m for allowing coaches to changle plays for review but that’s it. TV announcers should call the game add some color about players and coaches personalities but are not allowed to dissect every play with replays. O K showing replays but announcers must keep their opinion to themselves. The Al Michaels of broadcasting are becoming total boors.

  25. panagos91 says: Dec 3, 2013 8:48 PM

    Eagle fans have been crying for almost 50 years. Where have you been? Eagles fans act like they have the steelers before every season thinking they have the best team. Does dream team ring a bell? Organization is trash
    _______________

    Doesn’t every team think they are the best team or think they can win the superbowl at the begining of each season, yes. If not they lose passion for the game, ala Barry Sanders. But the Eagles are one of the most historic and prestigious franchises. We have 3 World Championships, and one coming from beating what is widely considered the greatest coach of all time, Vince Lombardi, and handing him his only playoff loss ever. We might not have a modern day super bowl but I am proud of my Eagles. I don’t cry about not having a superbowl, I recognize our struggles and will forever stick by my team. Which is a lot more than you can say for most football fans nowadays.

  26. ninozlatino says: Dec 3, 2013 9:05 PM

    Eagles fans are taking things one week at a time. Nobody thought about playoffs this year. we were hoping to tank and get our future QB. who knew he may already b here. Arians talked about read option being a great “college” offense. even if not directly speaking of Chip it was still a veiled shot. have a side a crow with ur whine there coach.

  27. yetimonster says: Dec 3, 2013 9:09 PM

    The link to “report comment” is too close to thumbs up or down. Can this be adjusted?

  28. billsmafiaordie says: Dec 3, 2013 9:11 PM

    tell us how you really feel Cary

  29. thatwasntsological says: Dec 3, 2013 9:20 PM

    Superbowl42champs

    Your screen name only exists because of David Tyrees helmet. You weren’t even the better team in your own super bowl win. And your the only team in history to be able to say that.

    We may not have a super bowl but we’ve had a really good ride over the last 13 years. 4 conference championships in a row. I had so much fun as a fan those years. Every year we were in the hunt. Me and most eagles fans I know are happy with our team.

  30. mdagnew1 says: Dec 3, 2013 9:20 PM

    Cary Williams sucks… if he was any good, he’d still be on the Ravens roster… He got picked on all the time while in Baltimore..

  31. jbeagles23 says: Dec 3, 2013 9:24 PM

    Actually milksteak te eagles are one of the healthiest teams in the league and have played this way since week one. But good try

  32. eaglebranded says: Dec 3, 2013 9:27 PM

    Please stop talking trash as if Detroits defense is good . Yes they have Duh ,Ansaw, and fairley but their secondary is garbage. Also the guys you are referring to will be facing Peters ,Mathis, Kelce and the rest. Even being sacked five times he still had his way with Arizona. So you are trying to say their defense is better than Arizonas. Please he might throw seven touchdowns again going up against that trash. Speaking on defensive lines I wonder how Stafford will fair with Cole, Cox ,Curry ,Thorton , Logan ,and Graham and the rest chasing him around the link.

  33. vusnu says: Dec 3, 2013 9:32 PM

    I didn’t get to see the Jackson return, but from what I heard, the flag didn’t have to get thrown. If the DeSean return is allowed, are we even having this discussion?

  34. raiderapologist says: Dec 3, 2013 9:44 PM

    As a Raider fan, I do not understand how the refs cannot be responsible for any loss. Cary Williams is the devil.

  35. couchbasher says: Dec 3, 2013 9:48 PM

    F*#k the Refs…(police)

    -snoop dawg

  36. eaglesnd18 says: Dec 3, 2013 9:51 PM

    Milksteak…..just wait till we have maclin back or at least a better #2 receiver across from Jackson, then you will see that offense put the pedal to the metal! Sick of you people complaining about Chip Kelly’s offense not being good when it’s his first year and has turned this team around without having that good of a roster yet!

  37. truths4all says: Dec 3, 2013 9:53 PM

    So Cary Williams mouths off, so what?

    Williams is and has always be a constant mouthy whiner, so let him have his 6 seconds of glory as he won’t be getting anymore since the remainder of the Eagles’ schedule do not have any of the bottom teams that the NFL officials normally dump bad calls on.

    When Williams and the Eagles get the shaft from the offcials, just shove his mindless quote right back at him. Its gonna happen, guaranteed since the Eagles’s streak has only been fueled by favoritism from the refs.

  38. vegasdestroyer says: Dec 3, 2013 10:02 PM

    OMG, Arizona has been cheated out of a win. Join the club.

  39. tim8450 says: Dec 3, 2013 10:22 PM

    The game and the refs have not changed a bit. What has changed, is we now have excellent production quality, multiple camera angles, more cameras, super slo mo, on-the-field down marker line projections and 50+” high def TVs.

    Refs have always made mistakes, it was just harder to spot. Give it a break already and quit blaming the refs. I absolutely hate Cary and the Ravens and think he should just shut up, but on the basis of his argument, he is right. People need to shut up and make a play and stop whining about how refs are ruining the game. I ref in a local adult football league, some stuff in every league every week. Boo hoo… make a play!

  40. MostlyRight says: Dec 3, 2013 10:25 PM

    I’ve watched NFL games pretty much every Sunday for 30 years and there are always calls fans feel screwed them over. However, I watched that Eagles-Cards game and wow, Arian’s team got screwed over to the point of being fishy. When the game is a push, and suddenly everything goes one way for 6 minutes, with calls I never see being made and even worse blatant non-calls not being made. And when the refs at the end make a call that leads to keeping the push (if it were a sack or 4th down, Eagles kick a FG and are up by 6 instead of at the push by 3…instead a very questionable def hold is called while a guy being blocked by a TE spins off the block…not a hold) then the league might want to investigate if there are some foxes in the henhouse. It’s happened in the NBA and college sports, and the NFL is not immune.

  41. ooops11 says: Dec 3, 2013 10:31 PM

    Questionable call that took DJax’s punt return for a touchdown off the scoreboard and kept the Cards in the game.

    Sword cuts both ways.

  42. tjacks7 says: Dec 3, 2013 10:55 PM

    I bet those replacement refs would be more efficient than these clowns by now.

  43. rugdaniels says: Dec 3, 2013 11:20 PM

    I’m assuming then that Williams will not fling his arms out in shock and complaint after his next P.I. flag?

  44. officialgame says: Dec 3, 2013 11:34 PM

    Fifteen plays. Brucey sends in 15 plays for review? WTF. Unheard of and Cardinal fans think Brucey isn’t whining. OK, what a loser.

  45. rjth2012 says: Dec 3, 2013 11:37 PM

    Arians is angry because he didn’t get an interview with the Eagles in the off season. He wanted to beat them so badly he lost his focus. He whined like a sore loser on Monday! Made the NFL entire coaching fraternity look bad. If he keeps it up along with a bad season next year he will be gone. The NFL nor any of the 32 owners will tolerate his act over the long run. He is having a good year this year but the league does not want overt malcontents on the sidelines! Every team gets screwed! Anyone on here that thinks the games are rigged (as several have suggested in the last two days) has something seriously wrong with them. More importantly if you believe that nonsense then why do you even watch?

  46. bigsmarty says: Dec 3, 2013 11:50 PM

    ooops11 says:
    Dec 3, 2013 10:31 PM
    Questionable call that took DJax’s punt return for a touchdown off the scoreboard and kept the Cards in the game.

    Sword cuts both ways.

    ———————————————-

    Not even close. Two Eagles players TACKLED the best special teamer in the NFL – Justin Bethel. Watch the tape and stop being a homer.

  47. deafrecon says: Dec 3, 2013 11:55 PM

    MostlyRight says: Dec 3, 2013 10:25 PM

    I’ve watched NFL games pretty much every Sunday for 30 years and there are always calls fans feel screwed them over. However, I watched that Eagles-Cards game and wow, Arian’s team got screwed over to the point of being fishy. When the game is a push, and suddenly everything goes one way for 6 minutes, with calls I never see being made and even worse blatant non-calls not being made. And when the refs at the end make a call that leads to keeping the push (if it were a sack or 4th down, Eagles kick a FG and are up by 6 instead of at the push by 3…instead a very questionable def hold is called while a guy being blocked by a TE spins off the block…not a hold) then the league might want to investigate if there are some foxes in the henhouse. It’s happened in the NBA and college sports, and the NFL is not immune.

    ————————-

    it’s funny ’cause you’re mostly wrong.

  48. rjmarrella says: Dec 3, 2013 11:58 PM

    This guys mouth is only matched by his ability to make big plays. And he has great taste in wall sconces.

  49. dontbugmeonsundays says: Dec 4, 2013 1:04 AM

    Niners got screwed in the Super Bowl. Williams got away with 2 blatant calls that game. First for shoving the ref and second for pass interference on Crabtree on that last play. He should just shut the hell up!

  50. captainwisdom8888 says: Dec 4, 2013 4:05 AM

    While I agree with some of what Cary Williams is saying, like how you can’t really blame the refs entirely for you losing a game, I just don’t see why Cary feels the need to say anything at all at this point, considering his team won the game. The losing coach can voice his frustration over some questionable calls, or send film in to the refs, or to President Obama…IT DOESNT MATTER…let him continue to dwell on last week while you look forward to winning your 5th game in a row.

  51. hwoodbucks says: Dec 4, 2013 4:24 AM

    I like this player Mr Williams…. #fiery

  52. it's all bs says: Dec 4, 2013 7:13 AM

    ilovefoolsball says:
    Dec 3, 2013 8:07 PM
    Can he relay this message to the Ravens fans please?

    ______________________

    there I fixed it for you….your welcome:)

  53. espfdps says: Dec 4, 2013 7:33 AM

    “Established that he’s poor under pressure” what are you talking about??? The Cardinals blitzed on 70 percent of Nick Foles’ first-half dropbacks Sunday. Foles was 10-of-14 for 138 yards and two touchdowns against the blitz. Look up your facts before you make a statement.

  54. eaglesw00t says: Dec 4, 2013 7:34 AM

    Dec 3, 2013, 9:20 PM EST
    Cary Williams sucks… if he was any good, he’d still be on the Ravens roster… He got picked on all the time while in Baltimore..

    ———–

    Oh, ok, I see what you’re saying. He would still be playing on the 6-6 Ravens that won’t make the playoffs, instead of the 7-5 Eagles that will win their division. Yeah, that makes perfect sense.

  55. doctorart2013 says: Dec 4, 2013 8:29 AM

    There’s bad calls in every NFL game, the Eagles just beat the Cards last Sunday….End of story….EAGLES!!!!!!!

  56. dbarnes67 says: Dec 4, 2013 8:29 AM

    Expect the Eagles and the Boys to get the calls the rest of the way through the season. The media wants a big game in week seventeen and has decided that a contest for first place in the NFC East should happen.
    Welcome to the new WWF.

  57. brettfavresmidget says: Dec 4, 2013 8:59 AM

    tjacks7 says:
    Dec 3, 2013 10:55 PM
    I bet those replacement refs would be more efficient than these clowns by now.

    ______________________________

    You should expect a visit from Ed “Greek God” Hochuli…

  58. sbchampsagain says: Dec 4, 2013 9:22 AM

    There’s a reason Ozzie let you walk Cary.

    Youre an average CB. Your ego and talent just don’t match up.

  59. Patskrieg dot com says: Dec 4, 2013 9:30 AM

    The guy who

    A. Got away with punching Julian Edelman unflagged.

    B. Got away with a glaring defensive hold that won him a Super Bowl

    C. Came up in this league as one of the more vocal members of the whiniest woe-is-me “the refs are out to get us” franchise in the league (yeah you Baltimore)

    would like someone else to stop complaining about the referees. Got it.

  60. sbchampsagain says: Dec 4, 2013 9:57 AM

    Patskrieg.

    I couldnt believe the Ravens shut-out Tom Brady in the second half of that playoff game last year either.

    Don’t worry, you’ll get em THIS year!

  61. janvanflac says: Dec 4, 2013 10:03 AM

    he’s right…there are at least 3 calls which prevented the Eagles from blowing the game wide open. So it’s a wash. Seriously….who looked like the better team out there?

    Cary Williams may not be an elite corner, but he plays hard and, along with Fletcher, is light years away from last years disinterested duo at CB. He comes across as someone who actually likes to play football, and the entire back end of the Eagles D is better off for it.

  62. Youknowimright says: Dec 4, 2013 10:39 AM

    We have 3 World Championships, and one coming from beating what is widely considered the greatest coach of all time, Vince Lombardi, and handing him his only playoff loss ever.
    —————————————-

    Ah yes, the good old days of Tommy Mcdonald and Steve Vanburen. Talk about holding on to anything to remain relevant. All of you eagle fans are frauds. I wish I had the desire to go back and pull up all of the blogs after the Dallas game this year and see all of the people killing foles and fast forward 6 weeks later and see the blogs of the same people heaping praise on this guy like he is the second coming of joe montana. What a frontrunning fan base.

  63. dcstinks says: Dec 4, 2013 1:39 PM

    Will Cary and the Cardinals just shut up and play ball .. Please!

  64. richardmswartz says: Dec 4, 2013 2:33 PM

    Youknowimright says:
    Dec 4, 2013 10:39 AM

    Ah yes, the good old days of Tommy Mcdonald and Steve Vanburen. Talk about holding on to anything to remain relevant. All of you eagle fans are frauds. I wish I had the desire to go back and pull up all of the blogs after the Dallas game this year and see all of the people killing foles and fast forward 6 weeks later and see the blogs of the same people heaping praise on this guy like he is the second coming of joe montana. What a frontrunning fan base.

    ___________________________________

    Apparently you don’t know anything about being a fan. Thinking Foles wasn’t a franchise quarterback after Dallas and before the next 4 games and then changing your mind is not being a front runner. Besides everyone is cautiously optimistic with him. He hasn’t been annointed yet. And a world championship is a world championship whether its called a Superbowl or not, otherwise it’s just an arbitrary cutoff. How about I just say any game before December 1, 2013 is not relevant?

  65. Youknowimright says: Dec 4, 2013 4:09 PM

    Ok swartzie. Whatever you say there , chief. You obviously have not been paying attention to any of the radio stations for the last 5 weeks. You’d swear nick foles is a god. and i agree with you on one thing. you should be caustiously optimistic with this guy because he is an average qb waiting to come back down to earth. about the championships in football no one ever says “wow we won the 1945 world championship” or “yeah we beat lombardi” and hang there hat on that, except in philly. because they have no real recent history. It’s super bowls in the modern era. that is all that matters. to say any game before December 1, 2013 is not relevant? well, that makes no sense. and you know i am always right.

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