By Ross Kelly
After three days of joint practices between the Houston Texans and Washington Redskins, tempers flared early on Saturday as the two teams became involved in a massive brawl that was caught on tape. After a Texans running back was tackled a little too hard for a “practice”, #74 of Houston, O-Lineman Aaron Adams, sprints in and delivers a textbook kick-out block to a Redskins defender. That prompted his Redskins teammates to jump in which ignited the brawl. Much like the bullpens running in in baseball brawls, the players practicing on other fields ran in to “break up” the fight.
As a result of the skirmish, the two teams then went about their practices, separately. Though neither side will say who started the fight, Jay Gruden saw the ending of the joint practice as a missed opportunity while Bill O’Brien downplayed the fight and said these kinds of things happen.
Hopefully with the premiere of Hard Knocks with the Texans next week, we can get all of the soundbites and juicy details on the origin of the fight.