It’s hot. Coaches are yelling from the sidelines. Grown men are running into each other in full pads again and again.
So it’s no surprise that a quick scuffle broke out in the middle of Thursday’s training camp practice.
“When something happens that we’re really not used to at camp, I’ll let you know,” Head Coach John Fox said. “It’s kind of par for the course.”
Defensive end Derek Wolfe explained the logic behind the brief skirmish.
“It happens in camp when you’re going against the same guys every day — people start getting a little pushy and edgy,” defensive end Derek Wolfe said. “It just happens.”
A little pushing and shoving is to be expected in the heat of camp.
“It’s like brothers, brotherly love,” linebacker Danny Trevathan said. “You fight with your brother, but the next day you forget all about it.”
Tight end Julius Thomas said it was already forgotten by the time the team walked off the practice field at the end of the session.
It all comes down to showing teammates, Thomas said, that “I’ll be there for you in the thick of things.”
“We’re all getting after it,” he said. “Everybody’s playing hard and we’re trying to protect each other on offense and the guys on defense have to protect each other. It’s all love and we’re all teammates at the end of the day.”
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