Fights amongst teammates are an inevitable a part of any NFL coaching camp. Football, by nature, is an aggressive sport, and gamers who’re scorching whereas practising beneath the August solar are certain to harass one another whereas taking part in drills and one-on-one battles.
On Friday, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan discovered himself addressing the truth that he needed to halt apply a number of occasions this previous Tuesday resulting from skirmishes, together with a heated one involving huge receiver Brandon Aiyuk and linebacker Fred Warner. As Ethan Greenberg famous for the New York Jets’ web site, Gang Green wasn’t immune from participant quarrels on Friday. Specifically, fullback Nick Bawden and linebacker Kwon Alexander exchanged unpleasantries after Alexander delivered considerably of a excessive sort out on operating again Michael Carter.
Jets head coach Robert Saleh mentioned he isn’t bothered by such incidents so long as his gamers comply with his well-known guideline heading into subsequent Friday’s preseason opener on the Philadelphia Eagles.
“One rule, no punching,” Saleh advised reporters. “They’re going to push, they’re going to shove, it’s going to happen. They’re sick of each other. I’m sick of hearing the same calls from the coordinators, and I think everyone is sick of each other at this point in camp. We have one more week before we get to go to Philadelphia and see different humans. Rule 1 — Protect the team, don’t punch. It’s a 15-yard penalty, and you get ejected from the game.”
Shanahan additionally noted that he reminded his gamers that preventing on fall Sundays is a no-no as a result of doing so can lead to a penalty or an ejection.