AP in Washington Post saying Cary Williams signed tender
AP in Washington Post saying Cary Williams signed tender
I will give Ozzie credit for trying to work out a long term deal with Williams, but I had a feeling that it just would not work. If Cary has another season like he had last year, he would certainly get more on the open market than what the Ravens would offer him.
When I hear people discuss Cary Williams, I get the sense that they forget, that last year was Williams' first season as a full-time starter. He still has significant room for growth. He hasn't plateaued. I would think that he and his agent both understand that.
Physically alone this guy has the potential to be special. I had my concerns with him last season, my biggest problem with him is ballskills.. If he doesn't fix that, he will never reach his full potential, but it seems that it is something you either have or you dont. He needs to sleep with the Jug machine this off-season.
That said, at the end of the day he will most likely never get that big NFL contract playing for the ravens. If Jimmy Smith turns out like we all hope and expect, when his contract time comes up, having 3 top earning corners in the league just isn't good for your team. I almost feel his faith is inevitable. We shall see.
Probably occurred to Cary to sign his tender in case he got hurt....
All told. a re-signed Williams and extended Webb and Pollard, a presumably healthy Smith, and a quiet (for now at least) Ed Reed has me feeling pretty dang good about the secondary
He just signed up for Twitter too. @CaryWilliams29
Cary Williams is a great sign. Ozzie did a great job with this. 2yrs ago are secondary was depleted and the weakest unit on the team. He turned it around fast. I say we have one of the youngest talented trio of CB's in the NFL. (Webb, Smith, Williams) With many more years to come. Dont expect them to bring in another star FS(well maybe thru the draft the next few yrs) since we have good CB's that can cover.
what is aaron wilson smoking??????
By Aaron Wilson The Baltimore Sun
10:20 a.m. EST, December 21, 2012
Cornerback Cary Williams made a calculated gamble prior to this season, betting on himself by declining the Ravens' three-year contract extension offer worth roughly $15 million.
Instead, Williams chose to play out the final year of his contract and will become an unrestricted free agent in March.
Williams has bolstered his prospects for cashing in with a career-high four interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder has recorded 69 tackles, 15 pass deflections and a sack with two games remaining in the regular season.
Although whether he'll still play for the Ravens going forward or wind up in another NFL city next season remains up in the air, that's not Williams' focus right now.
"I don't worry about that type of stuff," Williams said. "All of that stuff will take care of itself as long as I'm handling my business. I can't do that. I would be cheating my teammates to be worrying about what's going on next year instead of worrying about the right now and being in the moment."
With shutdown cornerback Lardarius Webb out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, Williams has assumed the role of the Ravens' top cornerback assigned to cover opponents' best wide receivers.
For the most part, Williams has held up well. He did allow a 51-yard touchdown pass to Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker during a 34-17 loss Sunday.
Whatever Williams has done this season will be evaluated by Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, and his NFL colleagues.
"Yeah, most importantly is to impress these guys," Williams said. "If it impresses others, that's cool as well. My first priority is this team and this situation and making it to the playoffs."
The Ravens are mired in a three-game losing streak heading into Sunday's game against the New York Giants.
"We want it bad," Williams said. "We have to come up and play a complete game and control what we can control and prepare and play well."
For all the crap he's taken, he really hasn't been all that bad this year, other than a couple games to start the year.
You put Cary on a team with a solid Pass Rush and he'd probably play up to last years level again (not that he's been all that bad this year).
Williams is probably still worth close to the contract he turned down, but he has been fairly decent for us this year. Keep in mind that Raven cornerbacks have had to stick with their receivers far more often than most other CBs this year. Typically, when we are giving up the big passing #s, it coincides with a non-existent pass rush. QBs have had all day to throw the ball this year. It's embarrassing actually.
Williams is probably closer to being an asset this year than he has been a liability.
Williams is at worst a league average starter and will likely get mroe hten $20m in his next contract elsewhere.
OF note, EVERY CB looks lost out there toomuch if you watch them enough. Some big names signed for big dollars playing FAR worse then Cary are Dunta Robinson and DeAngelo Hall. Nnamdi as well, but IMO that's simply the case of a scheme mismatch.
the only reason cary looked better since webby got injured is because other teams are picking on our other bum CBs that are worse than cary
Cary Williams is not that bad of a corner, matter of fact I would say that he is above average. Too many fans expect these guys to be shut down corners and never allow a pass completed or a TD scored against then. Fact is, even the best corners in the league get beat and burned from time to time.
If Lardarius Webb comes back full strength from his knee injury, I'd be more than happy with a cornerback roster of Webb/Williams/Graham/Smith.
Cary is durable and he has room to grow, the guy was a practice squad player we forget that? to even be starter now in his career talks about the type of work and skills he posses. If Jimmy start to even play like Cary at some point i would be happy.