J.J. Watt: “It’s fine to show a little flare”

The Houston Texans and Washington football team engaged in a handful of mini brawls during a joint practice held in Richmond, Virginia, but J.J. Watt doesn’t seem to think it was a big deal.

According to ESPN’s Tania Ganguli, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year appeared on SportsCenter and offered a simple defense of the fights.

While the multiple scuffles didn’t exactly ruin anything in particular, the 11-on-11 portion showcasing the Washington offense vs. the Texans defense lasted but a few snaps.

Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III was seen jogging away from the brawls, and Watt watched from a distance.

Other than ending that portion of practice sooner than anticipated, the biggest problem is that the fights accomplished nothing.¬†Yes, they¬†happen. However brawls on three consecutive plays? Well, that’s not typical.

It’s fine to show a little flare on the field, but a little football during practice would be good, too.

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