Cary Williams: Lover of sconces, champion of the working man.
The Eagles cornerback, who criticized coach Chip Kelly’s practice regimen earlier this season, said those practices have changed.
And he says the defense is better for it.
“Changes were made,” Williams said, via Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com. “Last couple weeks, we have been implementing some changes and things like that, and we have been reaping the benefits of those changes. . . .
“I don’t know if I provoked those changes. My job isn’t to talk about those things, or how long practices may be, or what the tempo is.”
Williams said he talked to Kelly about his concerns, and that since then certain segments were cut from Wednesday and Thursday practices.
Since the game that prompted the blow-up (the day they made Kirk Cousins look like an NFL quarterback), the Eagles have played better, and posted a shutout last week.
“Physically I definitely feel the changes, and I think a lot of guys feel the same way,” Williams said. “Chip is understanding that, and he understood that, and he came out and said that was probably the reason why we did what we did [against the Giants]. But we also had a great week of practice. Whether it was a shortened practice [or not], we still put attention on the little things — the fundamentals.”
Whether Kelly shortened his work to accommodate complaints from players — or just threw them a bone to make it appear he did — the fact he listened separates him from many coaches.