Daniel Jones explains involvement in Giants practice brawl
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) looks to throw during the last day of mandatory minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via Imagn Content Services, LLC

New York Giants head coach Joe Judge was livid after a brawl broke out during his team’s training camp practice on Tuesday. What was particularly concerning was that Daniel Jones was involved in it, but the quarterback did not express regrets afterword.

Numerous Giants beat reporters described a massive fight among players, and Jones ended up at the bottom of a pile. SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano said the mayhem started after running back Corey Clement took a big hit at the end of a run. Tight end Evan Engram took exception and retaliated, at which point things got out of hand.

Judge was furious and made players line up at the goal line for sprints and push-ups. Vacchiano said he has never seen the coach so angry.

The practice was the first one of the season for the Giants in full pads. Jones, who was wearing a non-contact jersey, was asked by reporters how he would respond to people who say a starting quarterback should stay out of that type of scrum. The former first-round pick downplayed the concerns.

“I was fine,” Jones said. “I was all good, no problem. … I’m part of the team and part of the offense, and we’re competing.”

Judge did not feel that the brawl was “all good.” Coaches want to see guys playing with passion, but the behavior obviously crossed the line for Judge.

The Giants’ brawl happened on the same day a player was stretchered off the field following a head shot from his own teammate. Both instances were a reminder that players need to be smarter when going up against teammates.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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