Former Tennessee Titans great, Eddie George, approved of the fight between the Titans and Patriots during the joint practice on Thursday.
The fight between the Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots during the pair’s joint practice on Thursday showed a little fire from the Titans’ players, and former running back Eddie George approves.
The fight seems to have started between rookie wide receiver, A.J. Brown, and Patriots cornerback, Stephon Gilmore. From there, a slew of other players jumped in, with Titans head coach, Mike Vrabel, and general manager, Jon Robinson, helping to break it up.
Jim Wyatt of Titans Online shared news of the scuffle that he called a “brawl,” and the Titans great seems to have approved of it.
Now, what is there to like about such an event?
It shows that the Titans, and Brown in particular, aren’t taking any nonsense from their opponents, whether that’s in a joint practice session or in an actual game. Clearly Brown is going to give the Titans some attitude on offense, which hasn’t exactly been the norm in years past.
A.J. Brown, Mike Vrabel react to fight
So, what started the fight?
According to Brown, via Buck Reising of A to Z Sports Nashville, he felt he was disrespected by Gilmore.
“Regardless of who it is, disrespect is disrespect,” said Brown. “You can’t tolerate disrespect at any age. So I was just trying to do my job, I was just trying to get back to the huddle.”
The Titans head coach attempted to downplay the fight, saying it was no big deal.
“If that’s a fight to you, man you’ve never been in a fight,” Vrabel explained. “We just don’t want any punches thrown.”
In the grand scheme of things, this obviously isn’t a huge deal; however it does show that Brown is going to play with a toughness that means he won’t back down to anyone. That kind of mindset certainly can’t hurt, as long as it doesn’t result in penalty flags.