Ravens CB Cary Williams: Complaining Dez Bryant needs to ‘be a man’
The stats have come around for Dez Bryant, but the mistakes have not disappeared. Bryant caught eight passes for 105 yards last week in a loss to the Bears but screwed up on a number of routes, one of which led to an easy interception. On Sunday, he posted an impressive 13-catch, 95-yard stat line with two touchdowns but dropped a crucial two-point that would have tied the game and likely forced overtime. After the game, Bryant accused Ravens cornerback Cary Williams of pass interference on the play.
“I felt like it was a P.I. My opinion,” Bryant said according to USA TODAY. “Not saying I couldn’t catch it, because I feel like I can make difficult catches. But I feel like he put his arm around me. I haven’t seen the play yet. But it wasn’t called.”
When told of Bryant’s gripe, Williams called the third-year receiver out for not accepting responsibility for his mistakes.
“I see it as good defense, man,” Williams said. “Dez is a great player, but it wasn’t pass interference. It’s two players going at it. And the referees let it happen. It is what it is, man. I didn’t get my hand in there early, he just needed to catch the ball. I was able to make the play and he didn’t. Kudos to me.
“You’ve just got to be a man and accept responsibility, give credit where credit is due. If it was me I’d say, you know what, he made the play and I didn’t. Bottom line. Don’t complain and look for a flag, man.”
I don’t know if I’d call it good defense from Williams since he was beat on the play and Bryant should have made the catch, but he’s right about Bryant needing to man up. Romo threw the ball perfectly and it hit Dez in the shoulder pad. He should have made the play but didn’t. These things happen, but blaming the refs when they do just makes a player look even worse.