FOXBORO — To absolutely no one’s surprise, Bill Belichick wasn’t about to give Cary Williams the satisfaction of a verbal sparring match as the Patriots get ready for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week at Gillette Stadium.

Over the weekend, the Eagles defensive back accused Belichick’s Patriots of practicing “dirty” last week in the team’s joint practices before the season opener Friday night.

Belichick’s response?

“We’ve moved on,” Belichick said. “We’re coming to Tampa.”

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Eagles defensive back Cary Williams said he purposefully instigated a fight with Patriots wide recevier Aaron Dobson during the joint practices last Tuesday because he was upset about the way New England was going about its business, adding things would have been handled differently if he was still in Baltimore playing with the Ravens.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Saturday that when it came to the work of the running game Friday night against the Eagles, while the yardage might have been a “little bit deceptive,” overall, he was satisfied with the outcome.

After an offseason where roughly 8,435,117 stories were written about the impending downfall of the Patriots (and the passing game in particular), quarterback Tom Brady went out Friday night and put the NFL on notice: if you want to write off the New England passing game, well, you’ll do so at your own pe

Bill Belichick watched as his team racked up a 31 points and built a 31-14 lead before holding on for a 31-22 win over the Philadelphia Eagles Friday night at Lincoln Financial Field in the preseason opener for both teams. The game capped a four-day session with Chip Kelly‘s Eagles in Philadelphia, which included three practices at Philly’s practice facility.

Here’s what Belichick had to say afterward: