Dumb within the summertime, things can internet heated at NFL practices.
That is what came about at Thursday’s joint apply between the Original England Patriots and Tennessee Titans, when cornerback Stephon Gilmore and wideout A.J. Brown went at it.
In what NFL Network’s Mike Giardi described as a “fracas,” Gilmore and Brown acquired tousled forward of Devin McCourty, Jonathan Jones and Corey Davis joined in.
“If that’s a strive in opposition to to you, man you would possibly want to possibly own by no methodology been in a strive in opposition to,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel stated after apply. “We comely don’t favor any punches thrown.”
No punches were thrown, so Vrabel acquired his wish. The skirmish did now not gallop any longer than some shoving.
“I will develop certain we attain (joint practices) with folks that we belief that have to now not sharing knowledge and apply the same methodology we attain, and judge in competing tough and ending by no longer throwing punches,” Vrabel stated. “I sign that or no longer it’s competitive — they’re official football gamers. We need them to be essentially competitive.
“Is there going to be pushing and shoving? Yeah, I would settle there would be. However can they play with sufficient composure to spoil it up love they attain in a game and gallop back? There’s pushing and shoving in every game, and whenever you do now not throw a punch they’ll enable you to head back into the huddle.”
There became a lighter second forward of apply started, when Tom Brady — Vrabel’s dilapidated teammate — presented the coach with a trophy to commemorate the Titans’ 34-10 capture over the Patriots closing season.
Whereas Brady and the Pats acquired the closing giggle by successful the Big Bowl, Vrabel did now not seem too cheerful with the shaggy dog fable.
“I assemble no longer even know where it’s good now,” Vrabel stated when asked about it after apply.