According to SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano, Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was at the bottom of the pile from today’s altercation. It all started because running back Corey Clement took a huge hit at the end of a run. Tight end Evan Engram escalated things by trying to retaliate, which then led to everyone getting involved in this scuffle.
Judge made his players perform 100-yard sprints after this brawl came to an end. Multiple reporters said that only Judge’s whistle and expletives could be heard at the end of practice.
For those wondering just how mad Judge was this Tuesday, Vacchiano tweeted “I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anyone that angry.”
And now practice is mercifully over. Wow. I’ve never seen Joe Judge that angry.
Actually I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anyone that angry.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) August 3, 2021
Jones spoke to the media after practice was over to share Judge’s message to the players.
“There are consequences for that kind of stuff and that’s the way it is during a game,” Jones said. “If you lose your cool, there are consequences that hurt the team. That was the message, and I think everyone understands that.”
Has Daniel Jones ever seen Joe Judge as angry as he was after today's brawl at practice?
"He can get excited, guys certainly got the message today" pic.twitter.com/01zlbUu1QE
— Giants Videos (@SNYGiants) August 3, 2021
Of course, the brawl that took place today has become the No. 1 topic in NFL circles.
The only issue that analysts and fans have with this brawl is that it wasn’t captured by HBO’s Hard Knocks.
— Austin Gayle (@PFF_AustinGayle) August 3, 2021
Fans weren’t exactly expecting a brawl during the team’s first practice with pads this training camp. However, it could end up being a valuable learning lesson for the G-Men.
Idk why so much people are freaking out over the brawl. This is a learning lesson for the team
— 𝙅𝙖𝙢𝙚𝙨 (NYY: 56-49) (@JoeJudgeMVP) August 3, 2021
New York had a 6-10 record in Judge’s first year as the head coach.
The Giants will need to be much better this fall if they want to snap their playoff drought.