Williams shines bright on big stage

Cary Williams came on a cornerback blitz to notch a sack on Robert Griffin III.
Cary Williams came on a cornerback blitz to notch a sack on Robert Griffin III.

Cary Williams broke his media silence Monday night in more ways than one.

Williams was one of the best players on the field in Washington. The cornerback recorded a sack on a designed blitz early in the game, then added an interception and broke up a fourth-down pass play that essentially sealed the deal.

“I don’t think that they were trying to come after me,” Williams said. “I think that was part of their offense, that was a play they felt may have been open and I just wanted to come out there and do my best and give my team an opportunity to win. You know, it’s by any way possible, by any means necessary. Whether it’s fourth down, whether it’s second down, it doesn’t matter. Every down I’m going to go out there and give my best effort and I was fortunate to come out on top this week.”

Williams certainly looked the part of No. 1 cornerback. He spent a lot of time hovering around Pierre Garcon and held him to 64 yards receiving. Williams, who won a Super Bowl in Baltimore last season, was letting some of that championship experience rub off on the younger guys.

“I just think when the bright lights come up, you know who’s going to come up,” Williams said. “I’ve played some big games in my career, and I know the importance of taking the proper steps in practice to prepare for a game.”

Earlier in the week, Williams had been the target of some negative publicity after he picked a fight with receiver Riley Cooper in practice. He refused to comment on what led to the skirmish despite reports that it centered around the racial slur that Cooper had thrown out earlier this summer at a country concert. Only this time, it was Williams using the slur against Cooper.

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s over with,” Williams said. “We had a game Monday night and we both had good games, me and Coop. I think it was just two competitors getting after it. One guy doesn’t want to lose and the other guy doesn’t want to lose. He wanted to get open and I didn’t want to let him get open. It was two guys making plays — that’s all it was, man.”



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