Philadelphia Eagles: Cary Williams Needs to Bring Toughness Back to the Defense

By Sonny Bryan
Cary Williams
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As we all know, the Philadelphia Eagles defense was horrendous Friday night against the New England Patriots. The game reminded us that the Eagles are simply not tough at all, and this has been going on for awhile now.

One guy that didn’t play on Friday that may be able to help bring toughness back to the Eagles is cornerback Cary Williams. Williams has been known to be a player that is not shy to say what he wants, and he brings confidence to the secondary. He may get himself in trouble from time to time, but he’s a guy who will tell you what is on his mind. Williams can bring a lot to the table, and he may be what Philadelphia’s defense needs after what happened Friday night.

Williams was signed to a three-year, $17 million contract in the offseason while coming off of a Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers.  Williams started off on the wrong foot when he arrived in Philly. He was skipping organized team activates, mini-camps, and was also kicked off the field during joint practices with the Patriots this week. Williams also has been injured a lot this summer and it seems like he is on the sideline more than he is on the field. However, we know the talent Williams has. Yes he can be inconsistent at times, but this is a guy who has the will to lock down a receiver for the entire game and can bring tenacity to the secondary.

Now we know Williams has a lot of catching up to do since he has been injured a lot this training camp and he also didn’t play Friday. However, he can be the vocal leader on this defense and show a level of confidence which is something this defense desperately needs.

Sonny Bryan is a Philadelphia Eagles writer for Follow him on Twitter @SonnyBryan50

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