Football is a violent game, but this is ridiculous.
We’ve seen training-camp scuffles break out between teammates in the past, and we usually don’t pay attention. It’s hot, sweaty, people are wearing heavy equipment and things happen.
But starting quarterback Cam Newton brawling with a teammate? Another QB1 Geno Smith having his jaw broken by someone in his own locker room?
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Dude . . . not cool. We’ll get into all of that a little bit later. But first, since everyone in the league seems to be kung fu fighting, let’s play pretend.
Which two NFL personalities would you like to see duke it out in a ring? Anyone from the past or present will do. I have a dream list of potential matchups:
1. Mark Sanchez vs. Matt Barkley (two generations of USC quarterbacks on one roster! There’s only room for one!)
2. Peyton Manning vs. Ryan Leaf
3. Al Davis vs. Georgia Frontiere (I hate both for taking the NFL away from Los Angeles)
4. Chicago Bears Ditka vs. New Orleans Saints Ditka vs. NFL analyst Ditka in a three-way dance
5. Tim Tebow vs. Satan
Now, I know Satan isn’t technically in the NFL, but let’s not pretend everyone on this planet doesn’t do battle with their inner devil every day. And if I’m picking a winner here, I’m going with . . . wait for it . . . Tebow. His pure heart wins every time.
Wow. I would definitely plunk down $100 to see that fight, and there’s no way it would turn into 12 rounds of boredom like Mayweather-Pacquiao. But who would win?
I think Gronk has the advantage because it appears his family grew up fighting every day. Throwing fists is probably as easy for him as eating breakfast. I’m going with the Polish Powerhouse to win. Unless the fight is in Vegas, because there’s a good chance Gronk would show up drunk.
Really? Marrone vs. Hughes sounds like a dark match before Wrestlemania. The storyline is there, but it hasn’t really been fleshed out yet and the fans don’t care.
Hell, yes. Let’s settle this "greatest cornerback in the NFL" debate once and for all. Sure, fighting has nothing to do with football skills, but least one person would have definitive bragging rights going forward.
That wouldn’t happen. As we’ve seen — and been annoyed by — over the years, Tom Brady never gets touched by big linemen. No, he just stands back there firing darts all over the field while nobody touches him until the game ends and his uniform is still completely clean.
However, it doesn’t sound like he’s popular in that locker room. And franchise quarterbacks shouldn’t have teammates pay for their plane tickets and limo rides to youth camps. Get yourself down there like a grownup.
If he had just taken care of his own business, none of this would have happened.
IK Enemkpali definitely isn’t a millionaire, but he does earn enough money that he shouldn’t have freaked out over $600. But for some people, it’s the priniciple rather than the money.