Bruce Arians is adamantly against fighting in training camp, but he doesn’t seem to mind when his players come out on top of a scuffle.
“Really pleased with the work we’ve gotten the last two days — extremely good competition,” Arians said, via ProFootballTalk. “Obviously, it always happens when the flyers and the gunners get together, something starts. But it was spirited, it was great practice and I really appreciate the Titans for coming down here and helping us get better, and hopefully we made them better.”
On Thursday, the Tampa Bay Bucs were fighting with the Tennessee Titans at One Buc Palace during the final joint practice featuring the two teams. The biggest scuffle was when WR Antonio Brown snatched the helmet of Chris Jackson off his head and then punched him in the face.
Brown was ejected from practice but allowed back a short while later.
After practice, Arians claimed he didn’t see any fights whatsoever.
“I didn’t see any fighting, a lot of pushing and shoving but I didn’t see any fists thrown,” Arians said. The head coaching said Antonio Brown’s clash with Titans DB Chris Jackson was merely “waving flies.”
Arians added that if he sees evidence of fighting while watching the practice film, no players will be punished.