There is no love lost between the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens. On Friday, former Ravens cornerback Cary Williams expressed his dismay with his new team, the Philadelphia Eagles, holding a joint practice with the Patriots. Williams made it clear to CSN Philly that he doesn't like practicing with other teams, mainly the Patriots because he feels they are "Cheaters."
The two teams will be holding joint practices at Gillette Stadium on August 12 and 13 before the two teams play in their preseason game on August 15. The team practiced together before Williams was added to the team, but that didn't stop the disgruntled cornerback from bringing up the Patriots past as he referenced the Spygate scandal from 2007. As many who hold a grudge against the Patriots continue to point out, the team hasn't won a Super Bowl since they got caught.
He told CSN Philly, "They are cheaters. They are. You don't wanna give any team - I don't care whether it's the Patriots or it's the dang (Cincinnati) Bengals, whoever it is - you don't want to give them an opportunity to look at your stuff. That's just me, from a personal standpoint. I don't want to show none of my cards."
But to be fair, the Patriots will be showing their cards also. The Eagles will have just as much of an opportunity to look at the Patriots as they will the Eagles. Williams points out that the joint practice doesn't benefit the Patriots because of their proven history of success. He continued, "So to me it's not benefiting us because they've already proven who they are, that's their history. And I don't like them, not only because of that, but because I just don't like them. I played them three or four times in a row (in the playoffs).
As a member of the Ravens, Williams has been a part of teams that have lost to the Patriots in the playoffs and also teams that have been successful in defeating the Patriots. The games have been battles won on the field, but Williams still couldn't help but bring up Spygate and the team's drought since the scandal.
"I'm trying not to go into details about it or disrespect that organization because I give that organization nothing but...you still got to go out there and play the game," Williams said. "All the credit. I give them all the credit in the world. But one fact sill remains: They haven't won a Super Bowl since they got caught."
But what Williams doesn't point out is how the team came very close to an undefeated season and winning the Super Bowl twice since 2007 and have made the playoffs every time since. You can't give respect and call a team "cheaters" in the same sentence. The only thing Cary Williams has done is give an oiled machine even more motivation to bring that elusive 4th championship back to Foxboro.