Fights between teammates is commonplace at NFL training camps, especially considering the fierce competitiveness between players as they focus on making the squad. But when established Pittsburgh Steelers playmakers like cornerback IKE TAYLOR and wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN got into heated fisticuffs on Sunday at practice, SteelersNation had to be wondering what is up with these two.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette, Taylor and Brown went at it in the middle of the field after practice when Brown threw a punch at Taylor after the two had been jostling for the football…
Okay…stuff happens. Wideout and corner trying to lay claim to the football. Happens often enough. But this was the second time Taylor and Brown have gone at each other at practice. So what gives? Especially considering that these two are good friends off the field?
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin brushed it off as simply healthy competition.
“These guys understand what we’re working for, and when we step into stadiums, we’re together,” Tomlin said. “When you fight your brother, sometimes, it gets a little heated. … The guys understand what that’s about, and they’ll leave it on the grass where it should be.”
Apparently so. Taylor tweeted that he and Brown have squashed their beef and have since moved on:
Recently, Brown videotaped Taylor instructing his son JR in a swag-dance routine:
I told you they were good friends.
Perhaps Taylor and Brown should take note of little JR’s Steelers swurve and just relax and have fun at camp. Dance a little, guys.