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Cary Williams: “No question” I’m in same class as the best corners in the league

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It has been a good offseason for cornerbacks.

Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman, Joe Haden and Patrick Peterson have all gotten lucrative new contracts since the 2013 season came to a close. That race to the bank has also ramped up discussion among some members of the group about which of them is the best cornerback in football. Eagles cornerback Cary Williams’s name has never come up in those discussions, but Williams isn’t sure why that’s the case.

Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com reports that Williams said there’s “no question” that he belongs in a group of cornerbacks that he calls “equally as talented” as himself.

“I look at my career. I’ve played in playoff games,” Williams said. “Most of those guys haven’t played in playoff games. It is what it is. Hopefully those guys could make it to the playoffs. Hopefully those guys could continue the success that they’ve had in their careers. Much respect to those guys, because I don’t see a much of a difference in any of them.”

Williams is a capable NFL cornerback and, as he mentions, he’s played on some good teams in Baltimore and Philadelphia, but he’s not going to find many people buying into his argument that he’s played at the same level as those cornerbacks. Revis and Sherman have both had great success in the playoffs during their careers and Haden and Peterson’s play has been all the more impressive given how little help, relative to Williams’s teammates anyway, their teammates have given them. And all four have been much more impactful and consistent than Williams, should one need more than the playoff argument to chip away at the Eagles corner’s claim.

One thing is for certain after reading Williams’s take, though. Cornerbacks have officially replaced wide receivers as the most voluble (and occasionally delusional) group of players in the league.

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  1. eaglesw00t says: Jul 31, 2014 10:29 AM

    As an Eagles fan…I have to say…lol!

    Seriously. Lol!

  2. jimmyjoejohnbob says: Jul 31, 2014 10:31 AM

    “No question I want to get paid.”
    What else is new? Me too.

  3. sbchampsagain says: Jul 31, 2014 10:31 AM

    He’s good.
    But if Carey Williams was an elite CB, the Ravens would not have let him walk out the door.

  4. thepftpoet says: Jul 31, 2014 10:31 AM

    Notice how no Minnesota Vikings CB’s brag about being the best?

    It’s because they know they are.

    And beat you with their play, not their talk.

    We are the CLASS of the NFL.

  5. micknangold says: Jul 31, 2014 10:32 AM

    The most alarming part of this is that he thinks 1 out of 3 is most.

  6. marcolamorsa says: Jul 31, 2014 10:32 AM

    This guy?

  7. pancaketaco says: Jul 31, 2014 10:32 AM

    No I’m the best!

  8. ajgreenhof says: Jul 31, 2014 10:34 AM

    This is just comical. Any other players?

  9. eaglesfan036 says: Jul 31, 2014 10:34 AM

    As an Eagles fan, thanks for my laugh of the day Cary. You are a capable starter. nothing more.

  10. buds4grant says: Jul 31, 2014 10:34 AM

    CB, the new divas of the NFL.

  11. Most of you would be rapturous if your team one one measly Super Bowl. We won it once, then again, and again, and again, yet again, oh, look, another one. You shrivel in our shadow. We define greatness. We built the NFL. We are the Steelers says: Jul 31, 2014 10:36 AM

    They’re all wrong. Ike Taylor is the best.

  12. Youknowimright says: Jul 31, 2014 10:38 AM

    As usual lots of talking coming out of Philly. Dream team 2.0 ready to fail, AGAIN! Chip Kelly back to school in 2015.

  13. floratiotime says: Jul 31, 2014 10:39 AM

    If you’re on the Dream Team then you’re the best … it’s just the way it goes.

  14. sumkat says: Jul 31, 2014 10:39 AM

    As an Eagles fan, this guy is out of his mind.

    He was easily our 3rd best corner last year. Fletcher was better than him, and Boykin is light years better.

    Overpaid and on the downside of his career

  15. wydok says: Jul 31, 2014 10:40 AM

    Is he good? Yeah. Slightly better than average. In the same class as the best? No.

    He isn’t even the best corner on his own team.

  16. bringithome6 says: Jul 31, 2014 10:40 AM

    What was he going to say.. no? These players have to say that when asked this kind of questions or they look lacking in confidence.

  17. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 31, 2014 10:41 AM

    He’s good.
    But if Carey Williams was an elite CB, the Ravens would not have let him walk out the door.

    4 1
    The Ravens let him walk because he is not a criminal plain and simple.

  18. 65impala says: Jul 31, 2014 10:42 AM

    I’m an Eagles fan and I say SHOW ME!

  19. somethinghappeninghere says: Jul 31, 2014 10:44 AM

    Which is why I like Brent Grimes–he’s humble.

  20. schmitty2 says: Jul 31, 2014 10:45 AM

    McCoy is the best RB and now Williams thinks he’s one of the best CB’s. At this rate are we going to have to pull out the old “Dream Team” moniker? SMH

  21. isithockeyseasonyet says: Jul 31, 2014 10:47 AM

    You really need to get off this dream team kick, that’s what? 3 years old now? Just about every player from that team is gone including coaches.

    All that aside, Cary Williams…stop..just…no

  22. pastabelly101 says: Jul 31, 2014 10:47 AM

    Cornerbacks and poets are the most delusional people in the world…skol!

  23. dcstinks says: Jul 31, 2014 10:47 AM

    Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk Cary..

    Eagles have the
    Best WR’s
    Best QB
    Best RB
    Best RB Combo
    Best Offense
    Best Coaches
    And A much Improved Defense!
    The Best QB since Montana… Period!!

    #ICWT
    #SaintNick
    #RedskinPotatoes
    #CowboysSuck
    #SmashBigBlue

  24. bhlobos says: Jul 31, 2014 10:48 AM

    I’ll say this first, just to put it on the table, but as a Seahawks fan, I love me some Richard Sherman…

    That being said, I am SO sick and tired of these guys. They all sound like a bunch of 3 year olds…

    I’m glad the season is basically here… won’t stop the talk, but I enjoy watching the “walk”.

  25. phillytailgater says: Jul 31, 2014 10:50 AM

    Yeah Carey, and Asante Samuel was the most physical corner in the league too.

  26. pilot2011 says: Jul 31, 2014 10:51 AM

    Steve Smith would disagree.

  27. dowhatifeellike says: Jul 31, 2014 10:53 AM

    “lolno” -people who saw him play in Baltimore

  28. justanacehole says: Jul 31, 2014 10:57 AM

    Playoffs? You kidding me? Playoffs?

  29. nullaereale says: Jul 31, 2014 10:58 AM

    He leads all corners in fights started with his own teammates in training camp. Why did we get rid of DRC for him!?

  30. camdenyard says: Jul 31, 2014 11:02 AM

    Ozzie doesn’t let great players leave Baltimore.

    He let Williams leave Baltimore.

    You do the math.

  31. patsfan1820 says: Jul 31, 2014 11:05 AM

    In other words, “Pay me please.”

  32. Johnny Styles says: Jul 31, 2014 11:10 AM

    I never heard of this guy before today.

  33. phillysports1 says: Jul 31, 2014 11:11 AM

    As an Eagles fan , you gotta love the mental toughness and attitude he brought to our defense last year.

  34. wiitrainingcamp says: Jul 31, 2014 11:17 AM

    Well, he doesn’t lack for confidence. I don’t know what playoff appearances has to do with anything, though. Football is a team game.

  35. b3nz0z says: Jul 31, 2014 11:22 AM

    eagles fan here. please be quiet, cary williams. if you’d like, i’d be happy for you to SHOW us how good you are.

  36. wwwmattcom says: Jul 31, 2014 11:23 AM

    I have to say, every team probably has a top 50 corner and there might be something to say about the top 100 corners in the leageu right now. Very impressive mmmm hhhmmmm.

  37. bullcharger says: Jul 31, 2014 11:24 AM

    How does a guy like this ever get better when he already is delusional enough to believe he’s the best.

    The common trait of the best players is they never think they are good enough. They are their own worst critic. This guy is a joke.

  38. fubarry says: Jul 31, 2014 11:24 AM

    Joke!

  39. ravensterps says: Jul 31, 2014 11:24 AM

    He IS good, though. I’ll give him that.

  40. tdubdizzle says: Jul 31, 2014 11:57 AM

    I would say Carey Williams has the elite ability to press wide receivers at the line. I would love for him to play for the Raiders because he’s nasty and physical.

  41. ahostiletakeover says: Jul 31, 2014 12:09 PM

    I can say that Cary Williams may be the best tackling cornerback in the league…after he has given up another first down catch.

  42. booyaa63 says: Jul 31, 2014 12:13 PM

    He may very well be among the best but he has failed to show it.

  43. swagger52 says: Jul 31, 2014 12:17 PM

    Having a big mouth and sharing an exaggerated view of themselves…Nice to see he is fitting right in with the Eagle Fans.

  44. denverwally says: Jul 31, 2014 12:18 PM

    The self promotion is getting tiresome.

  45. baltimoresnativeson says: Jul 31, 2014 12:20 PM

    3rd tier guy, among the dunta robinsons and asante samuels,

  46. philswfc08 says: Jul 31, 2014 1:07 PM

    If he’s in the same class as those guys, then he must be talking about night school. They all go to University of Phoenix?

  47. RegisHawk says: Jul 31, 2014 1:19 PM

    He’s talking about shop class. They all made bird-feeders.

  48. canedaddy says: Jul 31, 2014 1:21 PM

    This made my day… hilarious! Dude was terrible with the Ravens. Unless he got a talent transplant in Philly he’s not even in the top 50 corners.

  49. tindeaux says: Jul 31, 2014 1:22 PM

    what??? who’s this guy?

  50. woodrree7 says: Jul 31, 2014 1:23 PM

    Dude, shut up! I’m sick of all these corners feeling like they have to announce that they are THE BEST!! I haven’t even heard of this chump and all of the sudden he’s “the greatest”. Just shut up and prove play! Nobody cares!

  51. mychode says: Jul 31, 2014 1:26 PM

    Seems like every team has at least one best cornerback in the NFL.

  52. floriooooooo says: Jul 31, 2014 1:27 PM

    There are currently 64 BEST corners in the NFL

  53. wydok says: Jul 31, 2014 1:45 PM

    Maybe he was talking specifically about being in the elite class of cornerbacks able to home decorate.

  54. steeelfann says: Jul 31, 2014 1:47 PM

    Maybe time to start naming “All Talk” Team?

    Coached by Rex Ryan obviously.

  55. uncletuna says: Jul 31, 2014 2:13 PM

    Has he been through the NFL Concussion Protocols?!?

  56. abcomment says: Jul 31, 2014 2:19 PM

    “Eagles cornerback Cary Williams’s name has never come up in those discussions, but Williams isn’t sure why that’s the case.” – great line.

    Also, not sure how good stephon gilmore will be, but at least he keeps his mouth shut and plays…same with Leodis. Plus you can’t understand Leodis anyway.

  57. Patskrieg dot com says: Jul 31, 2014 2:19 PM

    Is there anyone who ISN’T the best corner in the league right now?

  58. cmtumd says: Jul 31, 2014 2:23 PM

    He definitely has elite Sconces.

    Can we just get all these CB’s together and let them compare d*ck sizes so they can move on and stop squawking about who’s highest paid/best/elite etc?

  59. trollaikman8 says: Jul 31, 2014 2:25 PM

    3rd tier….soon to be nickel specialist.

  60. peopletrains says: Jul 31, 2014 2:40 PM

    He’s right, there is no question. Instead its a definitive answer, ‘NO, YOU ARE NOT”.

  61. edelmanfanclub says: Jul 31, 2014 2:46 PM

    The only thing you got on these guys is you got the ability to shove a ref and not get ejected.

  62. warhammer420 says: Jul 31, 2014 3:00 PM

    Is delusion a requirement to play CB?!

  63. phillycannon says: Jul 31, 2014 3:13 PM

    If you actually look at what he did….he only gave up short passes. Now Fletcher on the other side was the victim of being burned, by receivers.

    And for the people saying why Ozzie didnt keep him….money was the factor. Thats all!!

  64. whitetrashking says: Jul 31, 2014 3:13 PM

    Ummmm the only one that has not been to the Playoffs is Joe Haden…

  65. doe22us says: Jul 31, 2014 3:16 PM

    Thank God for sports, because a lot of these guys lack sensible reasoning..

  66. mail2bency says: Jul 31, 2014 3:37 PM

    Hey Carey,

    Let’s work towards smaller milestones first like becoming the best corner on the team you play for. Once that’s accomplished then we’ll move to best corner in your division, best corner in your conference- yeah- you get the point.

    Baby Steps, Carey

    Baby Steps.

  67. JSpicoli says: Jul 31, 2014 3:37 PM

    Wait, I heard Mike Mitchell is the best.

  68. salutethis says: Jul 31, 2014 4:04 PM

    This guy was a trash talker and dirty… He would have to pay me to play on my team

  69. salutethis says: Jul 31, 2014 4:05 PM

    On top of that he is a average player at best

  70. boogerhut says: Jul 31, 2014 4:08 PM

    Thank the Lord that I read that in the morning while drinking milk. Vodka spewing out my nose would’ve burned something serious.

  71. pats777 says: Jul 31, 2014 4:12 PM

    Aqib Talib demands an explanation as to why his name is missing from your list, LOL.

  72. fansrus says: Jul 31, 2014 4:14 PM

    Is his brain too small or is it some other part of his body?

  73. drohanimal says: Jul 31, 2014 4:19 PM

    Die hard Eagles fan here, and this guy is serviceable at best. This story should not have even been published.

    Also, the Vikings are trash and it’s a shame that A.P. has had to play there all these years.

  74. skinsfaninphilly says: Jul 31, 2014 4:20 PM

    Did he forget he played in playoff games because of injuries when he was with the ravens? Or maybe he forgot he was the starter on the worst passing defense in the league last year. Or maybe..just maybe, he forgot he almost cost the ravens a Super Bowl with dumb penalties..this guy is horrible & he needs to holla at proactive immediately

  75. ne1551 says: Jul 31, 2014 7:18 PM

    Who is Carey Williams? Never heard of him.

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