It’s no surprise when the competitive juices flowing between gridiron giants results in fisticuffs. That’s why NFL training camps are so fun to watch — these men are fighting to solidify their place on their respective NFL team.
The recent fights involving Dez Bryant, and the Redskins and Texans prove that there’s more to the game than just reading playbooks and running routes. There’s pride on the line, and many players will be damned if they don’t leave their sweaty soul on that field. But, leaving it all on the field sometimes comes with a few instances of head-butting, choke-holding, and punch-throwing. Here’s a few times that the action on the training field turned ugly.
Dez Bryant vs. Tyler Patmon
This one almost looked like the opening round of a UFC fight, with both men throwing haymakers after tossing off their helmets.
Richard Sherman vs. Phil Bates and Doug Baldwin
Richard Sherman had no problem getting into a few grappling exchanges with his teammates here, but he failed to shoot the double-leg takedown. Always go for the double-leg.
Zach Piller vs. Albert Haynesworth
Piller looked to get the better of Haynesworth in this exchange after a nice-looking judo toss worthy of Ronda Rousey.