Cary Williams: I thinks it's just another NFL franchise, man...
Williams already lost me. Have some type of pride in your team, even if you just got here.
CW: It's hard to tell right now what we have, because um, we still have some things we have to work out.
Or maybe it's hard to tell what kind of team you have because YOU HAVEN'T BEEN WITH YOUR TEAM. I'm sure any of the other players on the Eagles who were at every OTA could give you a pretty solid thought behind what type of team the Eagles will have in 2013.
After this question, Missanelli brings up the missed OTA, and asked Cary if he still feels the same about his reasons for missing the OTA workouts.
CW: I'm not surprised at all by [the fans] reaction [to me missing OTAs], I really don't care. Truthfully, if you want me to be honest, ... NFL/teams hold players captive over OTAs by saying it's not mandatory, but it's mandatory. If you want me to play football year round, let me know; my life is more than football.I missed moments in my daughter's life becfause I was at OTAs. [My daughter] is only going to be a 3 year old one time, she's only going to be able to take her first step one time. Those are special moments in a player's life that I don't think fans or people within the organization understand or even care about.
Seriously? Take a deep breath everyone, let's start at the beginning. He doesn't care about us, the fans or what we think. Guess what, Cary. The fans are the reason you have a job, and have the kind of lifestyle you are able to have. So you should probably care a little about us. Second, the NFL can't say the OTAs are mandatory because of the CBA. Oh, and you never missed an OTA when you were with the Ravens. So now that you are "big time" and got paid you have the right to miss 75% of the workouts? Sure. Third, you're right, Cary. None of the fans or anyone in the organization understands what it's like to have a child. And none of them have ever missed a milestone in their child's life. Do you know how many of the fans (who you don't care about) have missed major events in their kids' lives because they have work, 5 days a week, 12 months a year? You're right, we don't understand.
CW: If I have a personal reason, then it's a personal reason, it's really none of your business. I really don't care [what the Eagles organization thinks of the missed workouts]. We had a communication, and that's what it was.
Again, Cary, we the fans pay your paycheck. If I start missing days at work for personal reasons, eventually the people who pay me are going to want to know why. Especially if I'm abusing my privileges.
CW: What kills me is when people bring up how much money I make.
Yeah, because you get more in a year than most of us will see in our life.
Mike then brings up his excuses for missing the OTAS, including his daughter's dance recital, building his house, and picking out sconces.
CW: Sorry the people don't relate to that. That's my personal life and decision. I can't work on a house during the season. Can you tell a builder what you want during the season, I don't have off days . When it's the offseason and it's not mandatory, I choose what I want to do and what I don't want to do.
Really? C'mon. You can't talk to a builder during the season? What, do the coaches lock you up 24 hours a day at the facilities? Give me a break. I understand that these aren't "mandatory" by definition, but you and everyone else knows they are.
CW: On Sundays, if I don't go out there and make plays and do what I'm supposed to do, I can get released. I understand that.
Finally, he said something smart. But, to learn what you're supposed to do, maybe you should go to practice, no?
Finally, Mike asked Cary if he has anything to say to the fans...
CW: I already said what I had to say. I dont have nothing to say to the fans man... I don't have to explain myself to anybody. If it's not mandatory I don't have to be there, that's it. You'll see me [at camp], it's mandatory.
I give Cary credit for at least addressing this issue, even though he sounded like a huge jerk the way he explained himself. I and I'm sure many other Eagles fans would've been okay with him missing 1 or 2 OTAs for his daughter's dance recital. That would've been somewhat understandable. But after listening to him explain himself, he comes off as pompous and thinks he's above everyone else. I hope he realizes what will happen to him now at training camp or games if he does not play well; he could get boo'd out of the city.
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