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Kelly takes Williams' "cheaters" opinion in stride

Once again, Eagles coach Chip Kelly "appreciates" cornerback Cary Williams' input.

Once again, he's going ahead with his plan anyway to have his entire squad, Williams included, spend a week practicing with the New England Patriots in preparation for their preseason game on August 15.

Williams on Friday called the Patriots "cheaters" and said he didn't like joint practices in general because they could give away too many trade secrets.

Today, before the players came out of the tunnel at Lincoln Financial Field for their second public practice of training camp, Kelly crafted a response that will live in Eagles infamy.

"If ... we get a chance to play them in the Super Bowl and they're going through practice tape and get a chance to see one play that we ran once on a Tuesday in August that we bring out in the third quarter with a minute, 32 on the clock. They're prepared for it, God bless them," Kelly said."

Kelly explained how he would expect both teams to have evolved from any preseason joint practices, should they so many months later. So he's unconcerned.

Another great sound bite from the sensible coach, whose greatest strength might just be his ability to keep everything in perspective.

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