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After Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen started a fight in practice, he took to Twitter to explain and downplay the incident.
The first day of padded practice at Bill’s training camp was heated and featured a shoving match.
That’s not the most unusual thing at an NFL camp. Passions run high all the time. Sometimes they explode with a fight.
It’s just not that common for the quarterback to be the center.
Josh Allen got into a fight with defensive lineman Jordan Phillips after Phillips apparently shoved the quarterback after a play.
Josh Allen downplays fight with teammate at Bills practice
Man I love football 😤 the boys got going yesterday, and it’s all love! 😁 First day of pads, just pushing each other to be great ❤️ that is all!
— Josh Allen (@JoshAllenQB) July 31, 2022
“Man I love football,” Allen tweeted. “The boys hit the ground running yesterday and it’s all love! First day with pads, just pushing each other to be good, that’s all!”
This is how the match looked like.
A quarterback getting involved in such a brawl can be taken one of two ways. First, he’s fiery. Second, there may be doubts about his leadership.
Allen has a reputation for being a passionate guy. His explanation that it was only the first day of pads and getting excited is probably correct.
That doesn’t mean his coaches want to see him involved in too many of them this preseason.
This could be a big season for Allen, who is looking to get the Bills over the hump as a Super Bowl contender. They came devastatingly close last season, but ultimately fell short.