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.