Just days into training camp, the Eagles have already had two fights between teammates. On Sunday it was outside linebacker Trent Cole and runningback LeSean McCoy going at it. On Monday at the Eagles open practice at Lincoln Financial Field, cornerback Bradley Fletcher and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin swapped haymakers with their helmets on.
Birds 24/7's Tim McManus caught up with the most outspoken member of the defense, cornerback Cary Williams, following Monday's practice.
"I'm glad, to be honest with you," said Williams of the fights at training camp this year."You're not supposed to be friendly. When you come out here to camp, it's no friends, although you try to look out for your brother. But you're fighting for jobs, you're fighting for opportunities and when those situations arise, especially defenders, man, you want to let them know that we're not having that, that we're going to be the most physical defenders we possibly can. That's been showing up these past two days. If it was up to me, I think that's normal. I don't think you're supposed to go through camp without fights. That's my opinion."
Somehow I don't doubt Williams will mix it up at camp. I don't have an issue with these small training camp fights as it seems the players are already passionately engaged in their play. Frankly, it is nice to see... as long as there are no carryover effects.
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