Given the opportunity to go back on his comments last week that the Patriots are "cheaters," Eagles cornerback Cary Williams chose to hold his ground.
"Did I say the wrong thing? No." Williams told DelawareOnline.com. "I stand firm on what my beliefs are, and that's just that. I didn't tell a lie. At the end of the day, that did happen. It's in the history books. As far as I'm concerned, I made a comment about it and that's that."
The Patriots and Eagles will take part in joint practices at Gillette Stadium next week. Does Williams think his comments have earned him a target on his back when he gets to Foxboro?
"I don't care," he replied. "That's the whole point. I don't care if they come after me or not. That doesn't scare me. My mentality is I've never been a punk, never been a sissy, never been a guy that's going to be a scared guy. I don't play this game in fear at all. I don't fear no man. As far as I'm concerned, you put your pants on as well as I put my pants on. We're going to man up when we get there."
Williams was kicked out of a joint practice session with the Patriots last summer when he and then-rookie receiver Aaron Dobson got into a fight. He's talking as though he may be looking for another next week.