Some NFL coaches prefer that the media not talk about training-camp fights. Which makes some in the media (e.g., me) want to talk about training-camp fights even more.
According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans had their first training-camp scuffle under coach Bill O’Brien. And Bill O’Brien didn’t like it.
“We don’t have time for fighting,” O’Brien said. “We have time for competing.”
The competing isn’t going so well, based on the preseason opener. Maybe they should try fighting instead.
Actually, fighting remains a bad idea, no matter how bad the team. Players can get injured smacking hands against helmets, and an inability to restrain oneself during practice can lead to a similar outburst during games.