Clark knows from his own dealings with Enemkpali that the hulking 24-year-old doesn’t mess around when it comes to his money.
Via the Associated Press, Bowles made the team run wind sprints after the second skirmish. By the end, players were bent over at the waist, sucking wind in the brutal heat.
Enemkpali spoke publicly for the first time Thursday after he was released by the New York Jets this week for breaking quarterback Geno Smith’s jaw with a sucker punch in the team’s locker room.
Questions regarding Smith’s standing in the locker room continue to swirl.
Will this work? Loyalty can be a good thing – plenty of players on Ryan’s teams have gone above and beyond for him – but by the same token it can also drag a coach down, as loyalty to Sanchez and Holmes did. It was something very childish.
IK, as hes known, went from being an obscure rookie on a 4-12 Jets team last season, to gaining national notoriety for punching Smith. Were not downplaying that, Whaley said.
“It’s at my discretion on how much”, Bowles said.
Nothing justifies hitting somebody, Ryan said. It’s being reported that a Jets player was in fact contacted by a member of the Bills staff before signing the linebacker and the answer they got was that Smith was the antagonist. Flynn is reportedly dealing with an elbow injury which caused him to get cut, but the Jets simply need depth. If it’s good, clean play, I don’t have a problem. “They’ve been working together for a long time, so that clicks all the time”.
Talking trash and jawing at one another is fine, Bowles said. But why?
“He’s a guy that’s easy to get along with”, Kerley said. “But we also recognize that with what we are building around here that this guy could help us win”.
In New York, former Bills coach Chan Gailey is the Jets’ offensive coordinator. The second scuffle was headlined by Dalton Freeman and Jason Babin. Both were over quickly, with some players playfully giving each other love taps afterward. Several teammates joined the scrum, while pulling Babin and Freeman apart.
The Jets had some skirmishes before Babin vs. Freeman, including a dust-up earlier Sunday between right tackle Breno Giacomini and outside linebacker Quinton Coples. Generally when a situation (besides a boxing/UFC/MMA fight) results in something as immature as a punch being thrown, it is a result of a race to see who can stoop to the lowest levels of human interaction first.
In this photo taken July 11, 2015, former Pflugerville High School football standout IK Enemkpali, center, gives directions before a drill at his annual football camp at Kuempel Stadium in Pflugerville, Texas.
“It’s training camp”, Bowles said. “It started two weeks ago”. You don’t want it infected.
He continued “And you know what, people are going to blame me for it, too”. And they got into a fight.