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Marshall and Revis Turn Heat Up In Jets Camp

Jets training camp made some headlines yesterday but not for the right reasons. Yesterday afternoon, reports came out that Brandon Marshall and Darrelle Revis got into a fight during 11 on 11’s.

Reports say that Marshall provoked Revis by reminding him of the time when Houston Texans Wide Receiver DeAndre Hopkins beat Revis deep last year in one of the worst games of Revis’ career. Things then got a little chippy between the two and Marshall took a swing at Revis.

Brandon Marshall told reporters after the incident that Revis provoked him. “I beat him twice times in a row, and on the third, he swung and hit me in the face,” Marshall said. “Ever since then, it got really competitive. That came back up in that moment. I told him, ‘Don’t ever put your hands in my face again like that.’ He kind of baited me to do it, and I did it. It kind of went too far, but there’s a thin line between football and being a man.”

Despite the two stars going at it, head coach Todd Bowles did not have a problem with it. “They were going at it all day. It got a little chippy, I mean that’s just part of football. It’s camp. You can go to every camp probably around the league and you’re going to hear the same thing. Everybody gets chippy. It’s nothing to write home about.”

Bowles is not wrong. Football players are wired a little differently than the average person. Seeing these guys get heated is not uncommon, even if they are on the same team. And the fact that they are angry with each other just means that they are being competitive which is what you want to see.

Bowles went on to say that he “loves” the chippiness. “It’s football. I mean, we’re not here judging a beauty pageant. You want some players that are chippy and know how to play, and keep it clean, but you want them on the edge.”

On Sundays, the opponent is going to try to get under your skin. Marshall and Revis are two veterans in the NFL and they know what the trash talk is like. It is a part of the game.

At the end of the day, no one was hurt so it really isn’t the worst thing in the world. It’s good to see that veteran players are taking training camp seriously to set an example. Revis and Marshall are some of the best in the NFL at their respective positions. Something like this was bound to happen at some point because they are great competitors.

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