"They came in there talking. They had a lot of jokes, and [he-hes] and laughs, a lot of dirty plays that were going on," Williams said, according to the Inquirer. "So there was a reason behind what I did. There was a reason behind the madness."
On Monday, Belichick was asked quite directly if he thought Williams' actions on the first play of 11-on-11 drills and ensuing remarks were "garbage."
"I don't know. I didn't even see it," Belichick responded.
When a reporter attempted to follow up, Belichick interrupted.
"We've moved on. We're coming to Tampa [preparations]," he said.
When it was then mentioned to Belichick that Williams said the Patriots practiced dirty, and if it was something he felt the need to answer to, Belichick didn't budge.
"We've moved on," he said.
Quick-hit thoughts: Sometimes, a head coach fires back in the media, similar to what we saw with Jeff Fisher of the Rams when Browns analyst Bernie Kosar was critical of the team's receiving corps during the preseason opener between St. Louis and Cleveland. Belichick has done it in the past, too (e.g., Steelers safety Anthony Smith), as he is quick to defend his players. But not today. This was the laser-focused version of Belichick -- no time to look back, just forward.