Cary Williams: Eagles defense will improve

Cornerback Cary Williams was brash on and off the field in his first season with the Philadelphia Eagles.

He never truly apologized after missing organized team activities last season for numerous reasons, which included getting sconces for his house and attending his 3-year-old daughter’s dance recital.

It was simply a choice Williams made.

That all changed this summer when he attended OTAs.

"I was coming off a Super Bowl (with the Ravens in 2013) and I had a lot of things I wanted to accomplish for myself that I had been neglecting," Williams told the Wilmington (Del.) News Journal. "It wasn't any offense to anybody out here. I appreciate what the Eagles organization did for me at that point in time. OTAs are something I didn't feel were mandatory. I was doing some personal things for me."

Williams started all 16 games during the regular season and believes the Eagles will be much improved on the defensive side of the ball in 2014.

"I think we can be better than 32nd (in league against the pass)," Williams told the News Journal. "To me, that's not very impressive. I don't think it's very impressive to anybody out here. We have to do better than that. We have to improve. I think we're on the right path. I think we've got guys who came in to give us great depth, guys who came in to compete and make all of us better."

Having a year of experience under defensive coordinator Billy Davis is huge as well.

"(Last season you were) asking guys to do something totally different than what they were doing," Williams said. "It takes guys some time to understand their new role and feel comfortable in their footwork. Of course you're going to have some sort of transition issues. We went through a lot of that last season."