PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — You would think it would be all unicorns and rainbows after the Eagles beat the Redskins in dramatic fashion to improve to 3-0 on the season. Think again.
After the Eagles 37-34 win on Sunday, cornerback Cary Williams criticized Chip Kelly’s practice regimen saying “he’s burnt out.” On Monday morning, Kelly responded to Williams’ nettlesome comments.
“I’ll talk to Cary,” Kelly told Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show. “We’ll sit down tomorrow. Today is an off day for our guys, so hopefully they’re resting up and then we’ll visit tomorrow.”
Kelly went on to say Williams barely even practiced last week.
“Cary actually didn’t really practice last week,” Kelly said on Monday. “So he was limited—he missed Wednesday and Thursday, just did some light things on Wednesday and Thursday and then Friday is obviously a walk through for us. So we monitor all of our players on an individual basis and then kind of what they can do and can’t do. So, we’re practicing the same way we’ve always practiced.”
The Eagles have erased 10-plus point deficits to win each of their first three games, becoming the first NFL team ever to do so. Williams says he tired, Kelly says his team is fresh.
“I believe we’re the freshest team in the fourth quarter,” Kelly said. “I think that if you look at what we’re doing in the fourth quarter of games.I think if you look at what we’re doing in the fourth quarter of games I thought our defense came up huge. Malcolm Jenkins too weeks in a row with interceptions in the fourth quarter was big for us. To force them after that short punt to go four straight downs and out at the end of the game and they were close to being in field goal range. I thought the way our whole team played in the fourth quarter obviously shows what type of conditioning we have.”
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