Ryan declares ‘no fighting’ for Bills, Browns, skirmish occurs day one
When Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills signed IK Enemkapli after he broke Geno Smith’s jaw, they knew what they were getting into. A large amount of focus would be placed on them with eyes on Enemkpali’s behavior.
Well, before the Bills and Cleveland Browns came together for joint practices, Ryan set a "no fighting" rule for the two teams. He also looked directly at Enemkpali to make sure he was listening, which should come as no surprise.
Pett and Rex just addressed both teams. Rex called out new linebacker IK Enemkpali: no fighting 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/zNIVX5nJvjArticle continues below ...
— Kevin Jones (@Mr_KevinJones) August 17, 2015
However, even after addressing the two teams and telling them there’s to be no fighting, a skirmish broke out between the Bills and Browns. The rule didn’t last long at all, as the scuffle occurred on day one.
According to Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, Browns wide receiver Marlon Moore was upset after he was hit by Bills linebacker Preston Brown while wearing a red jersey due to injury. A skirmish then ensued.
First skirmish. #Browns WR Marlon Moore upset that he was hit by Bills LB Preston Brown. Moore (ribs) in non-contact jersey. In pain.
— Scott Petrak ct (@ScottPetrak) August 17, 2015
The "fight" shouldn’t be looked into too much, as it was just a minor issue between the two teams. Still, it should be of note how quickly the no fighting rule went by the wayside.