If Thursday’s joint put together is any indication of how Saturday’s preseason sport between the Titans and Buccaneers will wander, this may maybe without a doubt be a sport charge following.
The put together — which took position beneath vulgar Tampa heat — had five altercations with the fundamental occasion being Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown punching Titans cornerback Chris Jackson.
Brown complained that he used to be being held by Jackson sooner than ripping Jackson’s helmet off. The gentle receiver then unfurled several punches sooner than the 2 had been separated. Brown, who has customarily ever made headlines since joining the Buccaneers midway throughout the 2020 season, momentarily left put together to accumulate himself.
One other critical altercation took position between Titans defensive sort out Jeffery Simmons, Buccaneers operating aid Leonard Fournette and Tampa Bay heart Ryan Jensen. Jensen intervened after Simmons would no longer let wander on Fournette.
“That wasn’t our focus,” Simmons said about Thursday’s altercations, by process of ESPN’s Turron Davenport. “Our focus used to be to come in and create what our coaches instruct. It be soccer. It be competitive. It’s seemingly you’ll well maybe also bear got lots of fellows competing for jobs, for spots. … There is going to be guys chipping off, guys talking smack or no matter it will almost certainly be. But we don’t desire punches thrown or one thing else like that.”
While Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians downplayed the incidents, Titans coach Mike Vrabel used to be extra concerned alongside with his offense following Thursday’s joint put together.
“It sucked,” Vrabel said, by process of ESPN’s Jenna Laine. “From what I noticed, we didn’t create very effectively offensively. I assemble no longer mediate we competed like we did the day gone by. Doubtlessly lots of reasons. But merely no longer accurate enough. Clearly they had been better as of late. We are going to seek how we answer and make a selection to coaching and play on Saturday.”
Fortunately for Vrabel’s offense, Arians has already ruled his starters out for Saturday’s preseason sport, the 2nd exhibition sport for each and every groups. As but every other of playing on Saturday, Arians challenged his workers to put alongside with intensity for the length of Thursday’s scrimmage. It be safe to claim that Arians’ workers adopted swimsuit.
“The intensity used to be grand better as of late,” Buccaneers receiver Chris Godwin said. “I truly feel prefer it repeatedly is on the 2nd day of joint practices within the warmth like this, tempers did invent of accept going, and guys had been merely competitive.”