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Tom Coughlin Responds to Fights During Day Two of New York Giants’ Mini-Camp

June 13th, 2013 at 6:45 AM
By Casey Sherman

For young players, mini-camp is a chance to earn a roster spot by proving yourself to the coaches, which will naturally cause tempers to flare. Such was the case at New York Giants' mini-camp on Wednesday, which saw two fights break out, forcing Tom Coughlin to pause the practice and address his players.

'Tom Coughlin watches from the sideline' photo (c) 2012, Marianne O'Leary - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The first incident occurred when offensive lineman Bryant Browning and third-round pick Damontre Moore got into a scuffle during 11-on-11 drills. Only a couple minutes later two more players got into it; this time wide receiver Jeremy Horne and cornerback Charles James. All four players involved were rookies. Following the commotion, Coughlin brought practice to a holt to share some simple words with the players.

"Cut the [B.S.] out," coach Tom Coughlin yelled. "Execute the play and get credit for it."

After practice Coughlin voiced his displeasure to reporters regarding the skirmishes.

"Yeah, a little frisky, couple of the young guys," Coughlin said after practice, regarding the fights. "There's no place for that."

The Giants' locker room was open before practice rather than after so reporters were unable to get the players' reactions. Fights during practice are a common occurrence during mini-camps and training camps. Expect to hear about more incidents such as these as offseason sessions continue.

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Tags: Bryant Browning, Charles James, Damontre Moore, Football, Jeremy Horne, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Tom Coughlin

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2 Responses to “Tom Coughlin Responds to Fights During Day Two of New York Giants’ Mini-Camp”

  1.  rlhjr says:

    Say what you will, it’s good to know that Moore is a fighter. The Giant D needs a few more players who must be smart about it, but never put up with any BS form the opposing team.

    That’s part of the physical no nonsense approach we all too often see from OTHER teams and not from blue. I understand Coughlin jumping on them for foolishness, but lack of aggression is what hindered the development of Amukamara and Brewer. Be fair, be clean but be damned if you put up with BS from the other team.

  2.  rlhjr says:

    Speaking of our Fresh Prince, funny how the Giants always seem to make a hometown connection:

    “Amukamara was born in Leominster, Massachusetts to parents Romanus and Christy Amukamara, both natives of Nigeria. He soon moved to New Jersey before moving to Glendale, Arizona when he was five years old.[2] He has five sisters, named Princess, Promise, Peace, Precious, and Passionate.[3] Prince is of Royal Nigerian descent,[4][5] and his grandfather was the chief of Awo-Omamma in the Imo State of Nigeria.[6] He is currently next in line to be the chief.[3] His mother competed for Nigeria at the 1984 Summer Olympics in track and field.[6] His father is a teacher.”

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