Greg Ellis just needs to employ a self-imposed gag order during the offseason. The last couple of years it was all the stuff about his contract and not fitting into the Cowboys 3-4 system. Now, he’s talking about another player not being comfortable in Wade Phillips’ 3-4 system. Here’s what Greg had to say about Roy Williams in an interview today.
told me in training camp, he said, 'Greg this defense does not fit me. I don’t fit in well with this defense at all,' " Ellis said. "Obviously, it came to be true just like he said. He doesn’t fit what’s going on here in Roy right now. Maybe this year, if they decide to keep him for this season Wade and them would kind of adjust some things to fit him better." Dallas
In truth, the part about
"I'm going to have to get comfortable in the system," [Roy Williams] said. "It's not easy with the coaching change. You're used to one thing and then you have to adjust to another playing style."
So he was just repeating what
"The bothersome thing for me as
’s friend and his teammate, I hate the criticism he is getting," Ellis said. "I hate the fact how he is kind of isolating himself from the team." Roy
Now he’s making it sound like
When Ellis was called about it later, he did offer this defense of his comments:
"Everybody is saying they need to get rid of him, they need to trade him. I think he gets a bad rap," Ellis said by phone. "One thing you can’t say I said about
is that he should be traded or let go. I think he should stay my teammate. When someone asks me a question, it’s my job to be on Roy ’s side and that’s what I was doing. I don’t think he should go anywhere. He should stay here." Roy
Greg, do yourself a favor. If you want to discuss your own problems with the Cowboys organization like you did the last few years, that’s one thing. But dragging your teammate into it is probably something better left alone.
Hat tip to quincyyyyy for posting this in a FanPost.
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