Things heat up at Broncos training camp as tempers flare

KUSA - Tempers were hot at Broncos training camp Tuesday morning as the team got in not one, not two, but three different fights before John Fox gathered them together and told them to stop it. "I told them to keep control of their emotions. This will happen in games and it's something we are training for and try to improve."

The Head Coach wasn't the only one not happy about all the fighting, Peyton Manning wasn't a fan either.

"I don't like them to tell you the truth. You don't do it during a game; you do it in a game it usually costs you something important. It costs you a drive, costs you field position, gives them an easy field position. I am in to treating practice like a game so I am not a fan of it. I think there is a difference. Of course I know the coaches are looking for tough guys on their team but there is a difference between being tough and not being smart. When you have a penalty, like I said, it seems like the really killer penalties are when you have them stopped, you have them stopped on that third down, they got to punt, you're going to get the ball back, and then boom, somebody creates a mental mistake and loses their cool and gets a personal and they get an automatic first down and it costs you the game or vice versa. You had that critical first down conversion, you feel like you're in great shape and then boom, after the play we are backed up and now it goes their way. It is a matter of staying disciplined, staying composed under the intense situations."

Jacob Tamme has been around the NFL a long time and seen a lot of these things. "Yeah, I think there's a healthy balance somewhere. You can't keep fighting your own guys. You can't have guys get hurt. I think everyone understands that, so it's not a big deal. Everything will be fine tomorrow, whenever we get back out here."

Next week the Broncos can fight with the Texans will visit Dove Valley to practice with the Broncos. First things first though, Denver will meet San Francisco in their second preseason game on Sunday.

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