Philadelphia Eagles Inside 11: Offseason Notebook 2

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Dec 28, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle (82) catches a pass against Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams (26) in the first half during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

2) There is no gray area with Cary Williams

The good folks over at CSN Philly and the 700 Level put out a piece last week that argues the Eagles cutting ties with cornerback Cary Williams isn’t so cut and dry as we might believe.

I respectfully disagree.

Williams was, at best, average this past season and at times I think it would be fair to question whether his heart was truly in it. I recall the scrambling touchdown of Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, where Williams stood in the end zone faceguarding his man as if he was oblivious to everything. Williams was the only person who had a chance to make a play on Wilson and he wanted nothing to do with it. While you’re checking that play, go back and see how many times Williams arrives at a pile just a half-second too late. It’s pretty amazing how he’s managed to time it so he looks like he’s really getting after things, but always avoids hitting anyone.

Add the facts that he’ll be a year older, has a habit of mouthing off and will cost the Birds more than $8 million next year and the decision seems about as clear as it gets. Cary Williams must go.

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