Training camp scraps happen every year all across the league. Coaches hate seeing them publicly, but they can have some value. Would one be good for the Colts?
Fights in training camp are fairly common across the NFL. You’re hitting the same people over and over again, and sometimes you forget you’re on the same team. That intensity of trying to win a job boils over, and a scrap starts. Most don’t last very long.
Last year, I saw a minor squabble during my visit to Colts camp. The players got into a little bit of a shoving match and no punches were thrown. The coaches weren’t very happy that it occurred, but it gave the fans a little bit of juice on a rainy Sunday.
For most teams, fights are a way of letting off steam from the frustrations of camp. Most of them are immediately forgotten about the next day. Coaches punish the teams with extra sprints, and then they move on. A fight for the Colts though may not be in their best interest.
That’s because most of the starters are locked in already, and the Colts need every bit of depth they can have. A possible injury to a backup isn’t worth a meaningless squabble in the heat of July. Also, most of these Colts players really like each other. It doesn’t seem likely something would happen.
We will be at Colts camp this weekend for sure, so we will be reporting live what happens. Expect to see several articles after that showing what we learned first hand.