Lesson No. 1 about Cary Williams: He’s all business, all the time.

Williams, the Eagles’ newest cornerback who signed a three-year deal Thursday, unintentionally drew some chuckles Friday in his press conference when he mentioned that he once modeled his game after Nnamdi Asomugha, one of the team’s biggest free-agent busts of all time.

He could have seen the humor in the unfavorable comparison and laughed at the irony, especially after a wisecracking TV reporter questioned how connecting to Asomugha would appeal to the fan base.

The stoic Williams barely cracked a smile.

“I don't think I connected myself at all,” Williams deadpanned. “I just said it was a guy that I looked at and his particular [success] at the time. I know he had some troubles this year. And I know it was difficult for him. But at the end of the day, [if] fans want to take me as saying that Nnamdi was the guy that I connected myself with, I definitely looked up to him and that's my opinion.

“He just was a guy that I happened to like. So if you take me as a joke, all right, you take me as a joke. I don't care. I'm here to win games and help my team win games as best I can, and I'm going to go out there and put on a performance each and every week.”