In under two minutes, new Eagles cornerback Cary Williams managed to take both a gentle swipe at Nnamdi Asomugha and dismiss a silly question from Howard Eskin, who is having an awful start to this, the year 2013.
Asked whom he’s tried to emulate, Williams answered thusly:
“Um, ya’ll might not like this, but I model myself after Nnamdi. He didn’t have much success here, but I don’t plan on, you know, going down that path. I’ve always seen myself as him because he’s a taller, leaner guy and a guy that I actually liked with a skill set. When he was in Oakland, everybody in here knows he was a force out there. And as a guy growing up watching the guy, that’s the guy who I watched, was Nnamdi. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to duplicate that success here, but I plan on doing otherwise.”
A chuckling and bumbling Eskin chimed in:
The fans… are very vocal… now that you’ve connected yourself to Nnamdi… you know at the end what happened…
“I don’t think I connected myself at all. I just said it was a guy that I looked at in his particular successful time. I didn’t say he was one of the high guys that I looked at this year.”
“He was just a guy that I happened to like. So if you take me as a joke, then you take me as a joke, I don’t care. I’m here to win games and help my team win games as best as I can, and I’m going to go out there an put on a performance each and every week.”
In the feed from the Eagles' website, you can hear someone – what sounds like it could be Dave Spadaro – whisper, “I like it,” as Williams finished up his comment. And you know what? I like it too.
Video after the jump.
H/T to Larry