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    http://www.profootballtalk.com/2008/...s-rams-rumble/

    TITANS, RAMS RUMBLE
    Posted by Mike Florio on August 6, 2008


    The Tennessee Titans and St. Louis Rams got together on Wednesday for a joint practice, and the session spawned some extracurricular activities.

    According to Terry McCormick of the Nashville City Paper, most of the trouble occurred between the Rams offense and Titans defense.

    Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan and Rams wideout Reche Caldwell mixed it up. Finnegan emerged from the scrum without a helmet (but also without a broken nose).

    Then, defensive back Michael Griffin slammed Rams wideout Dane Looker to the turf. After the play, linebacker Keith Bulluck shoved Caldwell, sparking another scrum.

    Then, Titans defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch pinned Rams lineman Adam Goldberg to the ground and delivered a right hook.

    On the very next play, Titans defensive end Sean Conover and Rams tackle Mark LeVoir got into it.

    Amazingly, defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth didn’t get involved in any altercations. Or step on anyone’s head.

    “You know this defense. We’re a tough, rough defense,” Haynesworth said. “We don’t back down from anybody, and that’s how we’ve always played. Ever since that day that Lance Schulters gave us that nickname the Tennessee Tyrants, that’s what we’ve been trying to live up to.”

    The only good news is that Pacman Jones has been traded. Otherwise, somebody might have gotten bitten. Or shot.
    http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/ne...iewStory=61923

    TOPIC OF CONVERSATION: What else, but the multiple skirmishes that occurred in practice between the Titans defense and the Rams offense? While the Titans offense and Rams defense played nice on the farthest field, Tennessee’s defenders and St. Louis’ offense mixed it up four different times in the morning practice in full pads.

    The first fight occurred between Cortland Finnegan and Rams receiver Reche Caldwell. Once they were done, Finnegan got up from the ground without a helmet.
    Shortly after that, Michael Griffin slammed Rams receiver Dane Looker to the ground, and after the play was over, Keith Bulluck shoved Caldwell, setting off another fracas.

    Not to be outdone, Kyle Vanden Bosch, whose non-stop practice efforts can sometimes cause sparks to fly, was involved in a battle with Adam Goldberg, whom he had pinned to the ground while Vanden Bosch delivered a right-handed punch.

    On the very next play, Titans defensive end Sean Conover and Rams tackle Mark LeVoir were involved in a battle.

    “I didn’t really know what to expect,” Bulluck said. “We’ve had teams in in the past and had perfect practices and nothing really going on. But for whatever reason, it got a little chippy out there today. We handled our business accordingly. We’ve got to get our business down and concentrate a little more on football.”

    Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth mostly stayed out of the fray, but said such actions can easily occur with a defense like the Titans with its aggressive style.

    “You know this defense. We’re a tough, rough defense. We don’t back down from anybody, and that’s how we’ve always played,” Haynesworth said. “Ever since that day that Lance Schulters gave us that nickname the Tennessee Tyrants, that’s what we’ve been trying to live up to.”

    Like Bulluck, Haynesworth said the focus needs to stay between the whistles.

    “We need to focus a little bit more and stop worrying about kicking people’s butts and stuff and actually do it between the whistles,” Haynesworth. “I think we got a little more focused on the brawls after [the play] instead of the actual play. We let some get by us.”

    Even tight end Alge Crumpler said he wished he had been down on the other end of the field.

    “Man, I wanted to watch the other field. I wanted to go over there so bad,” Crumpler said.

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    Nice to see there is a little fight in the offense
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    • #3
      More thug behavior from the NFL. Shocking.

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      • #4
        Here's the thing -

        I think fighting in the preseason is kind of encouraged. I've never heard anyone say anything negative about it. It seems like a right of passage - and inevitable.
        Turning the other cheek is better than burying the other body.

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        • #5
          Gotta get rid of those "soft" and "finesse" lables.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Schwahalala View Post
            Here's the thing -

            I think fighting in the preseason is kind of encouraged. I've never heard anyone say anything negative about it. It seems like a right of passage - and inevitable.
            fighting builds team unity
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