Less than a week after Cary Williams first announced that the Patriots "are cheaters," the Eagles cornerback stood by his remarks, telling reporters (via the News Journal), "Did I say the wrong thing? No. I stand firm on what my beliefs are, and that's just that. I didn't tell a lie. At the end of the day, that did happen. It's in the history books. As far as I'm concerned, I made a comment about it and that's that."
"That" would be the Patriots' Spygate scandal from the 2007 season.
The Eagles and Pats will practice together from Aug. 12-14, which prompted Williiams' initial comments about his distaste for a team that has three Super Bowl titles since Bill Belichick and Tom Brady arrived on the scene but none since Spygate.
When asked about any possible retribution when the two teams meet next week, Williams seemed unfazed.
"I don't care," he said. "That's the whole point. I don't care if they come after me or not. That doesn't scare me. My mentality is I've never been a punk, never been a sissy, never been a guy that's going to be a scared guy. I don't play this game in fear at all. I don't fear no man. As far as I'm concerned, you put your pants on as well as I put my pants on. We're going to man up when we get there."
As we mentioned last week, Williams ranked 80th among 110 cornerbacks last season, according to ProFootballFocus.com. And that, more than any hatred of the Patriots, could go a long way in explaining why he doesn't want to face Tom Brady.