Players getting into scuffles and shouting matches during practice is nothing new, but seldom do you see coaches get in on the action as well. Wednesday at Packers practice, a pair of Green Bay coaches forgot that they were supposed to be calm, placid authority figures and let their tempers get the better of them.
It started when a couple of players, Jabari Lattimore and Josh Sitton, got into a scuffle described by media sources as “the biggest of Packers camp so far.” Things became so heated between Lattimore and Sitton that their position coaches, linebackers coach Winston Moss and O-line coach James Campen, began shouting at each other on the field.
The two coaches made light of the whole situation after practice in their media remarks. Campen said:
I was admiring Winston’s beard. He’s got a new beard this year, does he not? Yeah, It’s an impressive beard. I wanted to get a closer look and took the opportunity to do that. Hey, it’s an intense practice. Everything is fine. It’s no big deal. I like his beard. It’s nice.
He talked about my beard; I talked about how small his T-shirt was. It kind of escalated from there. I don’t know what happened. It was high energy, high spirit. It was fun more than anything. You don’t see too many coaches get after it. But to me, it was just fun. I hope he’s fine. I hope he didn’t take it personal.
No big deal, just a couple coaches mocking each other’s facial hair/wardrobe choices. Sounds like things are high-spirited at Packers camp. Also, training camp is possibly too long.
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