August 15th, 2017

Chris Conte and Jags tight end Caleb Bluiett got into a heated fight at Bucs-Jaguars joint practice today. Joe’s got the details.

UPDATED 1:11 p.m.: Fights, fights, fights.

The Bucs joint practice today with the Jags morphed into a giant MMA bout.

In-between rasslin’ matches, Bucs receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin were clowning Jags corners. That was just a distraction between the shoving matches and the hollering and chest beating and the thumping and the stare-downs the practice has become.

There were a few fights Joe could see.

Jags tight end Caleb Bluiett decided to drive Chris Conte’s head into the turf and not let up after the whistle. It was exceptionally dirty. Blueitt wouldn’t let up despite Conte being on the ground. Conte went wild and then, ridiculously, was the only one flagged. (See photo above).

On the very next play, Arrelious Benn got a little payback from what appeared to be a combination of J.J. Wilcox, Robert McClain and Adarius Glanton. Benn came up swinging and Mike Smith was in quickly trying to break things up in the giant scrum that had coaches on the field — with both the greatest coach in Bucs history, Chucky, along with former NFL coach Capt. Lou Albano watching on the sidelines.

Joe was working the field with the Bucs defense taking on the Jags offense, but there was another dust-up during 1-on-1 drills, Bucs offensive lineman vs. Jags D-linemen. Joe couldn’t get a read on that.

Of course, extracurricular activities between the two teams are hardly unusual. Hothead Dante Fowler locked up with Demar Dotson last year and started a fight and he was promptly run out of practice for being out of control.

[UPDATE: 1:11 p.m.] WTVT-TV Channel 13 photojournalist Jeff Tewksbury has a clip of how dirty the Jags were practicing when Donovan Smith took a right hand to the grill and Joe Hawley laid down the law. This was the O-line scrum Joe mentioned missing.

26 Responses to “Fights!”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    This is what happens when the reality show camera’s are rolling!!!!!! distraction indeed!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Love it. Let’s get after their arses! I want to see our team’s fuse lit early and often. Too many slow starts…..time to start throwing the first punch for a chance (I don’t mean literally….IE – no stupid penalties, just playmaking to get our team lit!)

  3. Bucco bruce Says:

    Mike Evans should beat Benn dround down for trying his old team! Hehehe Tampaaa

  4. Buc50 Says:

    “Bucs receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin have been clowning Jags corners.” my favorite part of the post

  5. Wausa Says:

    When people are getting whipped they get frustrated and start wanting to fight.
    Sounds like the Jags were getting whipped.

  6. No_Bucs_Given Says:

    Hawley looks little

  7. D-Rome Says:

    This is what happens when the reality show camera’s are rolling!!!!!! distraction indeed!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Right, because fights at joint training camp sessions have never happened before….

  8. unbelievable Says:

    Brawley Hawley was ready to take out 3 of those jags himself!

  9. darin Says:

    I thought capt albano was gona be wayne fontes. Shucks

  10. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Went to the practice today, and it was indeed hot out there! The Jags were gassed and frustrated.

  11. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    That looked like Ali Marpet in there before Joe Hawley got his helmet knocked off.

  12. Pickgrin Says:

    Keep your helmet on Hawley!

    Nice to see a little competitive fire from our boys after such a pitty pat training camp so far.

  13. 813bucboi Says:


  14. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Crush your enemies to see them driven before you and to hear the lamentations of their women”

    Baby Arnold Marpet

  15. Destinjohnny Says:

    Awesome. I feel like our practices have been a bit soft.
    August heat and fighting, it’s football in the south

  16. Andy Says:

    Hawley is the effin’ best!

  17. James Walker Says:

    Hawley was laughing at them!!! HAHAHA!!!

  18. stpetebucsfan Says:

    This is why Conte is a fan favorite. LOL Actually I have always admired Conte’s courage…he’s never been afraid to stick his nose in there and sometimes I fear the flags he’s going to draw….Sometimes he takes bad angles or gets fooled by a WR but I think he is far better than many of us give him credit for…

    Hawley…is Hawley…like Conte limited physical skills…but a huge heart. Neither of these guys ever get beat for lack of effort.

  19. Rod Munch Says:

    I still don’t get hitting someone in the head with your hand when they’re wearing a helmet – it does nothing. If you’re going to do something spit in the guy’s face. It’s almost impossible to see it on film and you can always say you didn’t do it or if caught you can say you did it by accident.

  20. JAB83 Says:

    Yeah we all see how far hype gets you…. See #TBRayssuddenlysuck!!!

  21. The Anomaly Says:

    Capt Lou? Best part of the article.

  22. unbelievable Says:

    b/c Rod, spitting in someone’s face is a total b!tch move.

    Real men handle it like men.

  23. tmaxcon Says:


    spit in someone’s face… you should ban yourself for a minimum of 4 weeks for such a punk statement. you never spit like a beotch.

  24. Rod Munch Says:

    I know what doing that is – but what I’m saying is if you’re going to risk breaking your hand to hit someone in the helmet, then just go ahead and spit in their face. You see the point is if you’re that upset that you can’t control yourself then do something that will actually provoke a real reaction instead of this fake tough guy stuff.

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    The Buc Realist Says
    “This is what happens when the reality show camera’s are rolling!!!!!! distraction indeed!!!!!!!!”

    They had the same issue last year, so it is not the cameras.

  26. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Jags always play dirty. You can expect them to leave in their starters until third quarter too. They always leave them in longer than the other team in order to get a win.