The joint observe between the Buccaneers and Titans almost become a royal rumble.
There have been 4 fights between the groups Thursday, in accordance with on-site reporters protecting each groups.
It began with a heated change after a 1-on-1 drill between Tampa receiver Antonio Brown and Tennessee cornerback Chris Jackson, when Jackson’s teammate Kristian Fulton stepped in. Brown ripped Fulton’s helmet off and threw punches earlier than being quickly despatched out of shape and later returning, in accordance with ESPN’s Jenna Laine.
The following scuffle was on particular groups between Herb Miller and Fred Brown.
The most important battle introduced each whole groups onto the sphere, in accordance with Laine. It began when Devin White wrestled a Titans working again to the bottom. That one prompted Titans coach Mike Vrabel to get within the center and separate gamers, in accordance with Jim Wyatt of TennesseeTitans.com.
That is the second of back-to-back days of joint practices between the groups forward of Saturday’s preseason sport. It seems there aren’t any movies due to NFL observe guidelines banning reporters from filming throughout sure durations.
Joint practices appear to be extra common than ever this yr, with one fewer preseason sport to make room for the added seventeenth regular-season sport. The Giants are training on the Browns at present and Friday, and the Jets are training on the Packers at present after assembly up Wednesday.
However the danger with joint practices is adrenaline growing from seeing a distinct colour jersey, tempers flaring and damage danger as a result of coaches will not be at all times on the identical web page with expectations.
Titans offensive lineman Roger Saffold advised reporters it was “like a heavyweight bout, particularly within the trenches,” in accordance with ESPN’s Turron Davenport.
Added Titans defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, “That’s camp. That’s soccer. We don’t need punches thrown, however there’s going to be typically pushing and shoving. That’s the character of the sport.”
Right here is how Giants coach Joe Choose defined the belief wanted in joint practices: “To me the belief issue’s big, which is a part of the rationale early on me and Kevin talked method again within the offseason about the opportunity of doing this. A part of it’s due to our relationship and our expertise collectively. That helps as a result of then you possibly can work collectively. Whenever you go into these practices, you wish to be with somebody that you’ve a relationship with, as a result of then you possibly can work collectively and ensure, ‘Hey, what do that you must see? What do we have to see? Let’s work collectively to verify all of us accomplish that.’”