Dotson Has No Issue With Fights

August 17th, 2017

Bucs right tackle explains.

Winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter will wince reading this, but Demar Dotson has no issue with fights in practice.

At Tuesday’s Bucs-Jags joint practice, the exercise nearly turned into a melee with at least three fights. Fan favorite Chris Conte getting his head corkscrewed into the turf nearly sparked a riot. It wasn’t the only time players had to be separated. Donovan Smith getting clocked in the grill was another cheap shot by Jags players.

Is this what tough guy Tom Coughlin, dictator of the Jags, teaches?

Well, Dotson said he could predict there would be shoving matches and staredowns and huffing and puffing between the teams. That’s what he told Jenna Laine of ESPN.

“I think we’re just anxious,” Dotson said. “I don’t think we have [anything] against Jacksonville. I don’t think Jacksonville has [anything] against us. It’s just another opponent coming in here and they’re trying to protect their ground. And we’re trying to take it from them, so there’s gonna be a little chippiness.”

Were some Jags trafficking in dirty pool? Sure were.

Still, grow up. Don’t like a cheap shot? Cheap shot them back. Don’t like taking a right hook to the chops? Deliver a right hook back to the chops.

Pretty soon when the make-believe bully has someone stand up to him, the make-believe bully puts his tail between his legs and backs down.

10 Responses to “Dotson Has No Issue With Fights”

  1. Dooshlarue Says:

    If anyone knows about being anxious….it would be Mr. Offsides himself .

  2. Dreambig Says:

    Didn’t Koetter already say last year that he doesn’t care about training camp fights? Thinks they are just part of training camp. Players are hot, tired and fighting for jobs. Literally.

  3. Kalind Says:

    Easy for him to say. Dude is 6’9″ 325lbs. …. He’s going to win.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Opponent to Dotson: “Why don’t you pick on someone your own size?”
    Dotson to Opponent: “I would but I can’t find anybody.”

  5. LocalJoker Says:

    See JBF-Dotson fighting is nothing new dated June 16th, 2016. Sound familiar? Lol.

  6. tmaxcon Says:

    dotson does not have time to worry about fights he needs to figure out how get through a series without a penalty and stop getting abused every week. He was the worst player on the field the majority of time last season. He is a HUGE liability to the offense and more importantly jameis. It’s a shame a man that size is nothing more than a penalty machine that can’t block. RT is HUGE need.

  7. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I doubt Coach Koetter will wince about fights, he who advocates to speak softly, and carry a Big MF’ing Stick.

  8. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Could we just be honest. These are not really fights. So what would happen if both coaches took players who wanted to fight and let them put on gloves and go at it mano a mano.

    Hockey has fights! Two guys drop gloves and square off and the linesmen frequently let them go until one of them gains a clear advantage.

    Hockey also has it’s scrums where there is pushing shoving and the occasional facepalm….this to me is what happens in football “fights”.

    Most sports fights are a lot of hot air…perhaps football most of all…how are you going to punch a dude with a helmet on his head and a face mask to protect his grill? If it’s lineman I’m not too concerned but skill players could break a hand and mess up their ability to perform at 100%.

  9. Rod Munch Says:

    Fights in all sports are awesome – that fight in the NBA where they ran into the crowd and started punching people was one of the best things I’ve ever seen. Sports IS entertainment – it’s meant to ENTERTAIN people, it’s not real life, it’s not actually important. Sure if the Bucs lose in the regular season I get p/o’d but that’s just being a fan – it doesn’t actually affect my life – well short of putting money on the Bucs, then it does. But fights are fights – they’re wearing pads and helmets, what exactly is going to happen? Nothing. Bring back more fighting to the NFL, in particular the NHL and to the NBA – heck if they had more fighting in the NBA I’d actually watch more than like 30 seconds of it a year (I loved playing basketball, but watching it as an adult, it’s dull).

  10. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Of course it nearly sparked a riot when Chris Conte went down. You cant have the Fan Favorite going down that like. Not good for the most popular player on this astute defense, and the Bucs know that.