Denver Broncos wide receivers Courtland Sutton and Emmanuel Sanders apparently had a fight at practice, and Vic Fangio addressed it afterward.
Playing football in the heat of Summer, seeing the same guys every single day, and letting the heat of the moment get to you, it’s a surprise there aren’t fights every day at Denver Broncos or any NFL practices.
Sometimes tempers flare, but guys know they have to keep things in check. They are there to do a job. For Emmanuel Sanders and Courtland Sutton, emotions ran too high at Broncos practice on Monday.
According to eyewitness reports, Sanders and Sutton were throwing punches and shouting at each other, a scuffle that had to be broken up by a number of teammates, including Derek Wolfe, who was probably thrilled to be on that end of a practice fight (we love you Derek).
After practice, head coach Vic Fangio said he’s not overly concerned about what went down, but it was addressed during practice.
Other fun details about the fight and the fallout:
Both Kareem Jackson and Bradley Chubb downplayed the fight, noting that these types of things happen from time to time and tempers get a little out of control, but neither seemed to think it would be anything lasting.
Chubb asked reporters when he was asked about the fight whether the reporter who asked him the question had any brothers. That is a pretty good analogy and makes the whole thing make a lot more sense.
If you do have brothers or siblings in general, you know that even little things in the heat of the moment or competition can cause you to snap and lose your cool. Sometimes arguments are shorter than others, but with the amount of time these guys spend together on and off the field, perhaps this is something that has been percolating for a while.
Either way, the Broncos are counting on Emmanuel Sanders and Courtland Sutton being huge pieces in their offense this year. Whatever this issue is, they need to work through it or put it behind them quickly.