It isn’t completely football season until fights start breaking out at training camp.
On Friday, things got heated at Pittsburgh Steelers practice and many players were seen throwing hands. Defensive tackle Carlos Davis reportedly came screaming from the sidelines and nailed Jake Dixon, who never saw it coming.
This fight got so out of hand that it would ultimately end practice for the day.
Head coach Mike Tomlin had this to say about the melee:
“An environment like this is an opportunity to teach and learn – not only from a competitive standpoint but a professionalism standpoint,” coach Mike Tomlin said. “(We’re) working to keep it professional. From time to time it happens. None of us like it, but it’s a teach opportunity.”
Dixon said he was just seeing the play through to the end.
“Playing to the whistle, and it ended how it did,” he said. “Going hard and trying to mix it up a little bit. It’s the third day of camp, we’re just trying to get after it.”