Eagles’ Williams Says Kelly Pushes Player Too Hard

The Philadelphia Eagles are now one of three teams in the National Football League to start the season 3-0 after their win against their division rival Washington Redskins.

All should be well in the Eagles locker room, but one player, from the defensive side of the ball, had some interesting comments about head coach Chip Kelly.

According to ESPN, Eagles’ cornerback Cary Williams says that Chip Kelly is “overworking” the team:

I’m just going to be honest with you, it’s hard to go out there and fight for 60 minutes when you’re fighting throughout the week to make it through one practice. I’m not the only one. I’m just the only one that’s man enough to stand up here and talk to y’all. It’s obviously, in my opinion, an issue in our starts.

Williams raised doubts about coach Chip Kelly’s practice methods after the Eagles’ 37-34 win over the Redskins, in which Williams was beat by former teammate Desean Jackson, for an 81-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

Last week, the Eagles came off a Monday night game in Indianapolis. They held a short, low-impact practice late on Tuesday afternoon. They then had their regular sessions Wednesday through Saturday.

When you don’t have legs, period, it shows up in games, period. Throughout the game, period.

Williams, Kelly, and the Eagles are 3-0 nevertheless, and face yet another difficult opponent in week 4 with the San Francisco 49ers. The Eagles will look to continue their hot start to the season despite some ongoing concerns about their locker room.