Report: Damarious Randall left stadium after argument with coach

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The “internal matter” has just been externalized.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Packers cornerback Damarious Randall didn’t just leave the sidelines, he left the stadium after getting into an argument with a coach on the sidelines.

He was apparently sent to the locker room after the argument, but didn’t hang around.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy didn’t shed any light on the departure last night.

“Actually, that’s an internal matter that we’ll keep internal and we’ll work through that,” McCarthy said when asked after the game.

Randall was replaced in the second half by Josh Hawkins. He apparently met with McCarthy today to clear the air, but it’s unclear what the next step will be for the team.

108 responses to “Report: Damarious Randall left stadium after argument with coach

  1. This guy has been a walking mouth since the day he was drafted. Ted tried to turn him into a CB, but he’s a FS. He always has been. Sometimes, things just don’t work out. I hope dude is inactive the rest of the year.

  2. No need for Vikings/Packers sniping here. Young men who have always been the stars, always had coaches cater to them, have always gotten their way are in for a shock in the professional world. Never more so than the NFL. For what may be the first time in his life he is being told in no uncertain terms to shut up and do his job the coahes way. Either that, or find a seat. Tough lesson but I would think he would learn it and come back ready to be a pro-player.

  3. Keep him if he can play tackle or RB… if not let him walk and fill his slot with a player we need. Ha has talent… but he walked out on teammates during a game. Unforgivable.

  4. zerotrophiessince1961 says:

    September 29, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    This guy has been a walking mouth since the day he was drafted. Ted tried to turn him into a CB, but he’s a FS. He always has been. Sometimes, things just don’t work out. I hope dude is inactive the rest of the year.

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    Exactly the kind of uninformed fan that I can’t stand. You call him a FS because that’s what NFL Network listed him as on draft day but Arizona’s scheme had their top DB in a safety position almost constantly in man coverage on the slot WR. Randall had more CB responsibilities than S responsibilities in college.

    If you don’t do research beyond being mad on draft day that “Fiwr Ted Thumbasen he done drafted a guy that ESPN put an S in front urf” then don’t post your opinions about what Ted was attempting to do. Research the player. Collect the facts. Do not post the pointless drivel of an uninformed fan.

  5. tyelee says:
    September 29, 2017 at 2:45 pm
    Looks life the old saying – inmates running the asylum – is becoming the NFL!

    How does a coach and a player getting into an argument and the player leaving the stadium have any correlation whatsoever to the “inmates running the asylum”? I’m honestly curious. Exactly what was Randall “running”?

  6. It’s funny that people who talk too much usually fail to back it up. Randall just recently said it was time to show the world what he can do. Rex Ryan is another example. I wish someone would tell Randall to first show he can play well consistently, then if he needs to talk at that point, go ahead. But no talking until he has established himself.

  7. Don’t worry about this guy’s future. He has a college degree from the University of Arizona, a fine school. He’ll be making 1.4 mill a year in no time.

  8. Damarious Randall just quit on his coach. I feel sorry for Damarious. He was not put in a position to succeed being a college safety asked to play cornerback at the pro level. And then he has defensively challenged McCarthy scapegoating him after HE and TT put him in that position to fail.

    I am sure Randall’s teammates are seeing this and will remember it.

  9. Randall was not a college Safety. He played CB and the slot, at Arizona State (not U of Arizona).

    He was listed as a Safety coming into the draft. Nobody is trying to make a CB out of a Safety. But so what if they did? It works and so does going the other way. LeRoy Butler was a CB made into a Safety. So what?

    And Randall was playing well this season.

    I’d just like to know actual details about what went on.

  10. zerotrophiessince1961 says:

    September 29, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    This guy has been a walking mouth since the day he was drafted. Ted tried to turn him into a CB, but he’s a FS. He always has been. Sometimes, things just don’t work out. I hope dude is inactive the rest of the year.

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    Exactly the kind of uninformed fan that I can’t stand. You call him a FS because that’s what NFL Network listed him as on draft day but Arizona’s scheme had their top DB in a safety position almost constantly in man coverage on the slot WR. Randall had more CB responsibilities than S responsibilities in college.

    If you don’t do research beyond being mad on draft day that “Fiwr Ted Thumbasen he done drafted a guy that ESPN put an S in front urf” then don’t post your opinions about what Ted was attempting to do. Research the player. Collect the facts. Do not post the pointless drivel of an uninformed fan.

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    NO. Try again please sir. Randall WAS a FS at ASU. He has excellent reaction skills, but he does not mirror in man coverage very well. He’d be a far better zone corner, but Dom’s D doesn’t want to play zone. Randall does well coming at the ball, but not with his back turned.

    He’s a poor fit in Dom’s scheme and he has a big mough. Ted guessed wrong. Bust for GB – but I wouldn’t be surprised after next year if he has a fairly successful few years as a FS or a zone CB.

  11. A white coach and a black player, surely someone can make this a racist event.

    If not, the press will.

  12. Yes. ASU. Meant ASU. Sorry. And yes, he did play safety at ASU.

    And yes, moving players to a different position in the NFL is done all the time. It just didn’t take well in this circumstance. That, too, happens all the time.

  13. godeepwvu says:
    September 29, 2017 at 2:36 pm
    Spoiled athletes. Where has the toughness gone?
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    You mean the athletes who weigh more, run faster, hit harder, and absorb more punishment than ever before?

    And you mean spoiled unlike those old-timers like the mink-coat wearing Joe Namath or who?

    Remember they’re making millions now because millions of more people watch on tv and show up to watch them perform.

  14. If his gripe is that he should be playing safety as opposed to corner, watch the play he got absolutely smoked on last nite… didn’t matter if he was a safety or a corner. Safeties have to cover some too.

  15. Vince Lombardi, Tom Landry, Bill Walsh Chuck Knoll, Chuck Knox, Sam Wyche, Bill Parcells, Hank Stram, John Madden, etc etc would not have this happen. Just as these players have changed so have the coaches.

    I really am over this nfl product-can’t wait for hockey to start.

  16. NO. Try again please sir. Randall WAS a FS at ASU. He has excellent reaction skills, but he does not mirror in man coverage very well. He’d be a far better zone corner, but Dom’s D doesn’t want to play zone. Randall does well coming at the ball, but not with his back turned.

    He’s a poor fit in Dom’s scheme and he has a big mough. Ted guessed wrong. Bust for GB – but I wouldn’t be surprised after next year if he has a fairly successful few years as a FS or a zone CB.
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    He played both at ASU.

    Its not altogether uncommon, Mack Brown was famous for this in his time at Texas.

    .. I’ll be shocked if the Packers can corrall Randall at this point.

    I’d say put him back at safety, but it looks like they’re set with HHC-D and Jones.

  17. Thankfully, the NHL is about to start. Where hitting is allowed, fights aren’t cowardly, and players do everything for the team first.

    I urge more disenchanted NFL fans to give hockey another chance.

  18. I don’t care who he or anyone else is.
    You don’t just up and quit on your team like that.
    Especially in GB where the fans are so much a part of the team that they will be suckers and fork over $200 just to be a so-called “owner.”
    With that kind of stupid dedication, those are not the fans to walk out and give up on.

  19. murphyslaw40 says:
    September 29, 2017 at 3:34 pm
    Thankfully, the NHL is about to start. Where hitting is allowed, fights aren’t cowardly, and players do everything for the team first.

    I urge more disenchanted NFL fans to give hockey another chance.

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    Wish I could give more than one thumb up. Go Wild!!!!!!

  20. flviking says:
    September 29, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    murphyslaw40 says:
    September 29, 2017 at 3:34 pm
    Thankfully, the NHL is about to start. Where hitting is allowed, fights aren’t cowardly, and players do everything for the team first.

    I urge more disenchanted NFL fans to give hockey another chance.

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    Wish I could give more than one thumb up. Go Wild!!!!!!

    I can understand why a Viking fan might want to switch to hockey….

  21. Remember they’re making millions now because millions of more people watch on tv and show up to watch them perform.
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    Not for long.

  22. .. and how many of you saw the play he stormed out on?

    0:12 left in the half, 5-yard line, no timeouts, Bears in shotgun, obviously passing.

    Vintage bonehead Capers… rushes 7, and puts 2 men over the top of the TE’s. It was probably the easiest pass Glennon threw all night. Just a simple corner route, easily exploited for a touchdown. Romo even called it on the telestrator before it happened.

    No excuse for Randall walking out on his team, but the joke that is Dom Capers can’t be ignored here.

  23. I am glad that hockey is starting so we can get rid of all these fair-weather NFL fans.
    In the NHL your team is pretty much assured of a playoff spot and you can’t tell a foul from a check because they don’t even know.

  24. I remember in the preseason he called out Bryce Treggs for laying him out on a clean block and complaining it was dirty. I know you’re all probably like who the eff is Bryce Treggs. Exactly! This dude is SAWFT! Can’t even take an a few choice words without running.

  25. Not a fan of this Ted bust, however, in his defense — and it’s a thin defense — he was a safety at ASU and asked to play corner. Either try him at safety or cut him loose. The kid can’t play corner worth a lick. A confounding pick in the first place. Desperate for corners, why would you draft a safety and try and convert him when there are corners to draft?

    But when you operate in a vacuum, as Thompson does in Green Bay, you answer to no one.

  26. He apparently met with McCarthy today to clear the air, but it’s unclear what the next step will be for the team.

    not confirmed yet but several sources saying Coach McCarthy took a knee when Randall walked into his office….

  27. To set the record straight, Randall was a Corner all along. In his senior year, a Safety was injured so Randall was asked to moved over in order to get their best athletes on the field.

    I would imagine this may be the last we see of young Damarious. If this truly was nothing more than a temper tantrum, gone is where he needs to be.

  28. Love to see him and McCathy fist fight. Lol. That’s what you get when converting basketball player to NFL.

  29. A lot of advice coming from the trolls/fans of the Vikings……a team already and once again in the rearview mirror of the Packers. I guess they’ve already given up on their own team and players.

    That was quick.

  30. thegreenandcold says:
    September 29, 2017 at 2:45 pm
    zerotrophiessince1961 says:

    September 29, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    This guy has been a walking mouth since the day he was drafted. Ted tried to turn him into a CB, but he’s a FS. He always has been. Sometimes, things just don’t work out. I hope dude is inactive the rest of the year.

    ________________________________

    Exactly the kind of uninformed fan that I can’t stand. You call him a FS because that’s what NFL Network listed him as on draft day but Arizona’s scheme had their top DB in a safety position almost constantly in man coverage on the slot WR. Randall had more CB responsibilities than S responsibilities in college.

    If you don’t do research beyond being mad on draft day that “Fiwr Ted Thumbasen he done drafted a guy that ESPN put an S in front urf” then don’t post your opinions about what Ted was attempting to do. Research the player. Collect the facts. Do not post the pointless drivel of an uninformed fan.
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    Had more CB responsibilities than as a Safety in college? But yet he won the first team all PAC-12 honors at safety at Arizona State. what homework do I need to do with that?

  31. So what if a player disrespects the team and the coaching staff and leaves the stadium during a game. Many players and teams are disrespecting the majority of fans, the flag and country.

  32. Mike McCarthy sure seems like he likes to publically embarrass his players
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    By saying it was an internal matter that will be handled behind closed doors? Man you trolls just want to say something, even if it makes no sense.

  33. Here’s the thing. I understand he’s upset for being benched but if he doesn’t like it he should do something–like start playing better. I looked up his contract. It’s already past June 1st so his contract this year is guaranteed which means they wouldn’t lose anything if they cut him. They’d only have about $1M in dead money next year but would save them $1.5M as far as the cap is concerned. With the way he’s playing there’s no way the club will pick up his option year. My guess is they are scanning the waiver wire to see who they could sign after they cut this guy.

    His salary this year is guaranteed…..however….they could suspend him for leaving the stadium then cut him. I think this kid burned his bridge with the Packers last night. Even worse, he may have shown a side to himself that other teams may not like so he may find very few potential suitors after his temper tantrum last night. Not a very bright move.

  34. That was a game for the ages last night! nice to see 2 bottom feeders fight for 3rd place!
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    And yet somehow the vikes wound up in it.

  35. He needed to go potty. They were arguing over which restroom he should use. Coach told him he was a ‘stander” and made him angry.

  36. Love to see him and McCathy fist fight. Lol. That’s what you get when converting basketball player to NFL.
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    Goodson is the basketball player.

    .. and we’ve probably seen the last of him too.

  37. I think this kid burned his bridge with the Packers last night. Even worse, he may have shown a side to himself that other teams may not like so he may find very few potential suitors after his temper tantrum last night. Not a very bright move.
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    I don’t expect him back.

    But just like Gunter, he won’t last a second on the open market.

    Unlike Gunter, this kid has the measurables and I won’t be a bit surprised if he’s starting somewhere next year.

  38. Shinnbone says:
    September 29, 2017 at 3:56 pm
    I’m a Packers fan and owner….this can’t be true because Rodgers said the “teams are united”
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    I’ve never sent in 200 plus to be considered a Packers “owner.”
    That means that I am a Packers team owner just as much as you are.
    Only difference is that I am 200 dollars plus richer because of it.

  39. aarons444 says:
    September 29, 2017 at 3:38 pm
    John Schneider will pick him up and Pete Carroll will probably have him looking like an All-Pro corner by November.

    Pfff, John Schneider is too busy Googling “how to build an offensive line”

  40. Romo even called it on the telestrator before it happened.

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    No… he called the fade to the wide out. The WO actually ran a drag and the slot ran the fade once the area was vacated.

  41. Remember when Randy Moss left the field before the final play of the game and the Packer fans went crazy? Shoe is on the other foot now and for some reason, the Packer faithful see it differently. It’s the coach’s fault, or the GM’s fault . . . gotta love it.

  42. packsupersoldier says:
    September 29, 2017 at 3:48 pm
    flviking says:
    September 29, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    murphyslaw40 says:
    September 29, 2017 at 3:34 pm
    Thankfully, the NHL is about to start. Where hitting is allowed, fights aren’t cowardly, and players do everything for the team first.

    I urge more disenchanted NFL fans to give hockey another chance.

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    Wish I could give more than one thumb up. Go Wild!!!!!!

    I can understand why a Viking fan might want to switch to hockey…

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    Obviously you never seen a hockey game, the hit that Adams took and had to be carried off by stretcher is called a check in hockey. packers, softest team in the NFL.

  43. joetoronto says:
    September 29, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Awe, snowflake didn’t get his way.
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    I don’t get this term used against liberals and non whites. There are no people on this planet that are more close-minded, set in their ways, blind to reality, against progress or change for all, than the supposed non-snowflakes.

    Either you’re part of the solution or part of the problem.

  44. “A white coach and a black player, surely someone can make this a racist event.” If I remember right, both the safety and cornerbacks coaches are African American

  45. This is about one thing, his star is tarnished from three years of not living up to the one pick and now being replaced by another one pick. He seen the light and doesnt like what he sees he probably told the coach who sent himto the showers.
    Too bad he has zero trade value. If you dump him its a lost pick for ted.

  46. stellarperformance says:
    September 29, 2017 at 4:22 pm
    A lot of advice coming from the trolls/fans of the Vikings……a team already and once again in the rearview mirror of the Packers. I guess they’ve already given up on their own team and players.

    That was quick.

    ***

    Oh please. You all had a field day last year when Newman went against Zimmers scheme. At least Newman didn’t stomp out of the stadium like a whiney kid.

  47. Viking fans calling Packers players soft yet both of their franchise QBs get hurt on non contact injuries lol. You can’t make this stuff up.

    A check in hockey is usually with a shoulder and not the helmet you silly Queen fan. The hit Adams took to the face was with the crown of an NFL helmet that weighs like 10 lbs itself with a 200 plus lb man running full speed wearing it

    Randall should be suspended for a few games for conduct detrimental to the team, both on and off the field.

  48. tangysizzl says:
    September 29, 2017 at 6:28 pm
    Viking fans calling Packers players soft yet both of their franchise QBs get hurt on non contact injuries lol. You can’t make this stuff up.

    A check in hockey is usually with a shoulder and not the helmet you silly Queen fan. The hit Adams took to the face was with the crown of an NFL helmet that weighs like 10 lbs itself with a 200 plus lb man running full speed wearing it

    Randall should be suspended for a few games for conduct detrimental to the team, both on and off the field.

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    Obviously you’ve never played or watched a hockey game. I’m sure when the packers are not on you watch “will and grace” reruns. Get the NHL package and watch the most action pact sport left. And I stand by the pack as being soft. Look at injury report and it’s littered with packers. In the NHL Randall would get the defensive player of week. Adams needs a stretcher…..right, what a soft player.

  49. ariani1985 says:
    September 29, 2017 at 4:26 pm
    that was a game for the ages last night! nice to see 2 bottom feeders fight for 3rd place!

    And once again you show your inept knowledge of football! With the win, the Packers end up for the moment in first place in the division. Regardless of how the Lions/Viking game turns out they will still be at minimum in first or second place. Next time think before you post!

  50. Inaccurate reporting. There was an altercation on sideline after he was benched,then sent to locker room. He didn’t leave stadium. Better shape up quick or he will be on unemployment line.

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