Philadelphia Eagles continue to battle off-field drama in the lead-up to first game.
Cary Williams has earned words of caution from team leader and quarterback Michael Vick, saying he needs to focus on playing and not causing off-field concerns.
Williams has not enjoyed a smooth ride with the Eagles since coming on board.
He first earned the ire of offcials when he skipped optional workouts before being kicked out of a joint-practice with the New England Patriots for fighting.
His dramas with the club came to a head earlier this week when he clashed with teammate Riley Cooper in front of cameras as questions began to be raised if Williams and the Eagles could get their heads together in time for the first game against Washington.
“I know after yesterday, Cary understands that we need him on the football field, not to be hot-headed at times,” Vick said.
“We know he’s a guy who’s very into his work and what we do, and he can’t be high-strung all the time. He’s got to stay even-keel like everybody else, just out of respect for the game more than anything.”
“We’ve got to focus on football.
“We’ve got to focus on winning this game. Cary’s OK. He understands that he has to control his temper sometimes, we all do, but we all are men at the end of the day and sometimes tempers do flare, but that’s normal.”