Are you ready for the summer rumbles?
The Pittsburgh Steelers now have one minicamp practice in the books and if you’re scoring at home, it included one fight.
According to Chris Bradford of the Beaver County Times, Tuesday’s main bout included defensive end Clifton Geathers taking on several members of the offensive line.
Pouncey on O-line fight with Geathers: "We don't go out there to patty-cake. Things happen sometimes and tempers get flared. #steelers
— Chris Bradford (@BCTBradford) June 16, 2015
Geathers, who reportedly has lost 50 pounds since he first joined the Steelers late last season, seems to get underneath the skin of the Steelers offensive linemen quite easily. In fact, last year after he was signed to the roster, the South Carolina product reportedly took on three Steelers offensive linemen during his first official practice with the team. Afterwards, guard Ramon Foster accused Geathers of practicing too hard.
”He was probably working his butt off in his mind, but my story is that we just played (90) snaps last game. There is no sense in going that hard in practice,” Foster said at the time, according to Scott Brown of ESPN.com. “I saw him push one of our guys to the ground and I lost it.”
Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, who appears to have been the main player fighting Geathers, talked about the latest skirmish following Tuesday’s practice.
“We don’t go out there to patty-cake,” he said, according to Bradford. “Things happen sometimes and tempers get flared.”
This won’t be the only fight that we write about moving forward as several more will undoubtedly take place once the team puts the pads on at training camp. As long as nobody breaks their hand or needs a jaw wired shut, it’s not a big deal and head coach Mike Tomlin used it as a teaching lesson.
Even though it’s not a big deal, it sure would be nice to see a video clip of it.