Buffalo, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Doug Marrone disappointed upon Bills’ practice brawls
Buffalo Bills Coach Doug Marrone talked to his players after another fight ignited between receiver Marquise Goodwin and cornerback Sam Miller, in the team’s final practice of training camp.
The practice came to a halt after Goodwin and Miller went at each other competing for a pass.
Marrone then ordered his team to line-up on the sideline to run sprints as a disciplinary sanction for the scuffle that occurred.
Reports stated defensive end Jerry Hughes said something back to Marrone.
This made the Bills coach have an outburst stating his dismay for the players while looking at Hughes.
Marrone shouted, “Why can’t you handle it as players? Do you want to play on this team?”
“If you’ve got a problem with me, you need to come and tell me,” he exclaimed.
But according to Marrone, that was meant for the whole team, not Hughes alone.
“That’s directed at anyone who doesn’t want to be part of the team,” he stated.
After Marrone’s questions, Hughes said off the field, “the head coach took care of it.”
Before the Goodwin-Miller scuffle, center Eric Wood and rookie defensive end Bryan Johnson had a full-scale brawl Wednesday, with the rookie removing Wood’s helmet and landing a number of punches.
Johnson needed to be wrestled down to the ground by guard Erik Pears and tight end Scott Chandler, according to ESPN.
Meanwhile Wood sustained a cut on his nose after he received blows from Johnson.
Marrone does not believe in fighting and when asked why he thinks this continues, he said “lack of respect.”
“Figure it out. We’re responsible for the integrity of the game. There is no use for fighting in the game of football. Period. End of discussion,” Marrone expressed.