|F-I-G-H-T! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!. (via Jenny Vrentas)|
If there's one thing that's obvious about the 2012 NFL preseason it's that the Jets need both more drama and more attention. You know what will provide that? A training camp, that's what.
And we got one on Monday morning as Joe McKnight and D'Anton Lynn were involved in a little melee after a play in which McKnight caught a ball and, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, was shoved by Lynn on his way out of bounds. McKnight then threw the ball at Lynn and about 20 people got involved in the brawl, which was later broken up by Rex Ryan.
McKnight also apparently got in an "overhand right to start it all."
But it's not like this is indicative of the Jets having a bad locker room (other things are indicative of that). It's dudes who play football practicing the sport and, um, energy is high. This won't be the last training-camp fight we hear about and it's certainly not the first.
Making it somewhat interesting, though, is that it took place about 10 feet from a group of fans (hear them cheer below) and that Lynn's dad, Anthony Lynn, is the Jets running backs coach. Or, if you prefer, "Joe McKnight's boss."
And here's a little video of fight as it unfolded, following the initial scrum, via Seth Walder of the Daily News.