Williams ‘Earning A Look’ For More PT

There’s a possibility we could see CB Cary Williams in the secondary, Coach Harbaugh said.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Monday, November 22nd, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Categories: Ryan Mink

Ravens cornerback Cary Williams has sparkled on special teams this season.

Now he may be adding to his gameday duties.

Head Coach John Harbaugh was generally pleased with how his cornerbacks played in Carolina, but said that Williams’ performance in practice could mean time for him on defense.

“Cary’s probably earning more playing time on the back end. He’s earning a look,” Harbaugh said. “He’s practiced really well, so there’s a possibility we could see him back there.”

Williams, a second-year 6-foot-1 corner, has been active for all eight of Baltimore’s game since serving a two-game suspension to start the season, but has seen action from scrimmage just once (Week 6 at New England).

He showed great promise at cornerback during training camp and in the preseason, when he snatched two interceptions and five pass deflections in four games.

On Sunday, the Ravens surrendered an 88-yard touchdown to Panthers wideout David Gettis when cornerback Josh Wilson, who got his third start of the season, “got a little nosy” on a fourth-quarter play. The Ravens brought a safety blitz and Wilson was beat deep.

“I thought the corners played well yesterday, but I was disappointed with the big play,” Harbaugh said. “That should not happen. That’s just playing the wrong defense than what was called. That’s not a physical mistake, that’s communication and that’s a mental error, and we’re better than that.”

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