Yesterday, Darrelle Revis and Brandon Marshall were involved in an altercation on the field, that had Brandon Marshall swinging at the veteran cornerback. Revis and Marshall may have been at one another’s neck, but their head coach is not worried. A matter of fact, he likes when they are chippy.
“They’re competing,” Bowles said. “I mean, you love them competing. You need some motivation. You are going to get pissed off at camp as a player. It’s not charm school. You’re going to play football, and both of them got to where they were from making plays and not backing down. Neither player is going to back down. We like that about the competitiveness. You just got to keep it clean, and for the most part they did. . . .
“They were going at it all day. It got a little chippy, I mean that’s just part of football. It’s camp. You can go to every camp probably around the league and you’re going to hear the same thing. Everybody gets chippy. It’s nothing to write home about.”
“No, it’s by any means necessary when you’re on the field,” Bowles said. “They’re going to get under your skin on Sunday. There are things you don’t hear on Sunday that’s a billion times worse than that. They both have been out there long enough, and they both have tools to get under each other’s skin, especially when it gets chippy, so that’s just part of them that’s talking.”
“It’s football,” Bowles said. “I mean, we’re not here judging a beauty pageant. You want some players that are chippy and know how to play, and keep it clean, but you want them on the edge.”
Bowles said he is not worried about Brandon Marshall either.
“No, I’m not worried about it at all,” Bowles said. “I was with him in Miami, and I’ve been through it here. Everybody was talking out there. I don’t think that it was exclusive to Brandon.”