Jacksonville Jaguars second year defensive end Dante Fowler, Jr. was booted from joint practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers late Thursday afternoon for fighting. While most people understood was not really a big deal, some have become concerned with the incident thinking it could lean towards frustration and the possibility Fowler is a hot head who could draw personal foul flags during actual games.
Slow down, buddy.
"No, I mean he brings that intensity. I think this is great learning for Dante [Fowler] and really all of our guys because you are going against different tackles," Bradley said when asked if it would be an issue going forward.
In usual Bradley fashion, he spun the incident into a learning experience and something the young pass rusher can build off of.
"You cannot just rely on your athleticism. You have to have a plan, you have to have an attack point, all of those things put together," Bradley added. "So for him, he is learning that part of the game. It came easy right away and now he is realizing, okay, there are other facets to this game and to be a good rusher and I think that is what he is learning now. The intensity, that is good, but he just has to handle it."
That is something a lot of people forget about when watching players in training camp, that they're very familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of the players they're constantly matching up with. You know what those players can't stop, but when you're going against someone on another team, you have to work through your moves and find out what works.