He may have agreed to a free agent contract weeks ago, but cornerback William Gay didn’t arrive in Arizona until yesterday when workouts officially began.With a chance to finally catch up to him, the question was posed: Why Arizona?
“I mean, you want to win,” Gay said. “My thing is, to leave the Steelers, I had to come to an organization that had the mindset of not just getting to the playoffs and winning the division and feeling like that is a good season,” Gay said. “It’s getting to the Super Bowl. At the end of the day, all the fans can celebrate (division titles) but you can’t celebrate that inside the locker room. It’s a bigger picture.
“I felt the Cards had the guys to do it.”
The fact Gay was familiar and had a relationship with former Pittsburgh defensive backs coach and current Cards defensive coordinator Ray Horton “played a part,” he said, but that wasn’t everything. “Those guys who I am familiar (playing) with are not on the field, so I have to get familiarized with these guys and get on the same page as them,” Gay said.
Gay figures to be in the battle for the starting cornerback role opposite Patrick Peterson, especially with Greg Toler coming off a major injury and A.J. Jefferson still not proven yet. Gay punted the question though, saying the question of him starting was better asked of the coaches. “I’m just here to play football, to bring my knowledge of the defense and my leadership and try and win some ballgames,” Gay said.
And who knows, maybe he’ll do a little rapping if they do win.
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