Josh Allen is ready to get through the Buffalo Bills training camp brawl.
The team’s $258 million man heated up near the end of Saturday’s training session when he was bumped by defense Jordan Phillips during two-point conversion practice. Allen gave Phillips a shove, which caused a scuffle between offensive and defensive team members, and also led to coach Sean McDermott’s departure.
On Sunday, Allen broke his silence on the incident and downplayed any chance of reviving the plot of “Singles” from the late 1980s when Jim Kelly and teammates There are some highlights.
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Allen Discussing Camp Scuffle
Allen has arrived! Twitter on Sunday to talk about the incident, making it clear that the brief scuffle was just a normal part of training camp.
“The man I love football The boys went in yesterday, and it’s all love! ” he wrote, adding an angry face emoji. “First day of pads, just push each other to be great that is all!”
As Allen noted, Saturday was the first day the Bills players wore pads in practice and introduced light hitting. The battle near the end of practice could be the result of some growing tension among Bills players. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo noted that defenders were annoyed with Allen during practice, which frustrated the quarterback.
“DLs were buzzing around #Receipt QB during practice, “he tweeted. “Even made contact at one point. Josh Allen doesn’t appreciate that, which is what led to this moment…”
The dynamics of players living away from home in dormitories at St. Josh Fisher near Rochester – the Bills are one of the few teams left to travel training camp – compete in the summer heat and wait to finally wear pads for actual contact. also played a role.
“Mitch Morse said the Bills have been here all week and the pads keep going,” tweeted Syracuse.com reporter Matt Parrino. “Guys don’t sleep well and it’s more uncomfortable with pads on. Things like the exchange between Josh Allen and Jordan Phillips would happen in camp. “
Although the scuffle was minor, it attracted some national attention because of Allen’s involvement, although many people pointed out that such incidents and sometimes even scuffles were not must be rare in training camps.
High pressure for the bill
The Bills opens training camp facing unusual levels of pressure on the franchise. Many have rated them as Super Bowl favorites this season, though McDermott has tried to keep the team focused and limit the impact of those outside pressures.
“Expectations for people outside the building,” McDermott said on July 24. “And we’re here to work. And that starts with training camp, by getting a good workout together this morning. Like I mentioned earlier, come together as a team and develop an enduring identity as a team while we’re here. “
But the players are also facing some personal pressure. The Bills are considered one of the top teams of the league on both sides, and it will be a challenge for many to make the final list.
The Bills coach said nothing is taken for granted.
“All positions are earned,” McDermott said.
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