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Scuffle Between Players Reported at New England’s Wednesday Workout

Over the course of Bill Belichick’s 13-year tenure as the New England Patriots head coach, we have never seen a fight breakout during a practice to the magnitude of the scuffle during Wednesday’s workout at Gillette Stadium.

According to the Boston Herald,similar to a baseball bench-clearing brawl occurred Wednesday night in-front of a group of 22,663 season-ticket holders and Foxboro residences at Gillette Stadium. According to several reports, the scuffle started with offensive tackle Nate Solder going back and forth with linebacker Brandon Spikes during an 11-on-11 goal line drill.

Just about every single player was involved, with most of them acting as peace-makers—however the scuffle was just limited to pushing and shoveling with no major fighting.

“It was a little chippy,” cornerback Kyle Arrington told the media following practice. “That’s what happens when you put on full pads. A few practices have been like that. It’s been shells and OTAs and minicamp, it really hasn’t been too much physical practices so guys are just waiting to unload on each other. But it’s all in fun. Everybody is such a competitor, you can’t help that sometimes emotions get involved. But at the end of the day, it’s all love, all teammates.”

It’s definitely not a bad thing to see some tension between players, as it’s a clear indicator that everyone is playing with a ton of intensity.

Would you rather see your players go back and forth with each other or simply have a flat workout? I’d much rather see some  passion—and I’m sure most of you can agree with that.

But just like Arrington said, “it’s all love,” and that’s the only thing that matters.


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