We now have what’s supposed to be video of the hit that ignited a massive brawl at Giants training camp on Tuesday that left starting quarterback Daniel Jones on the bottom of the pile and head coach Joe Judge furious over it all.
New York Post reporter Paul Schwartz posted a clip showing Xavier McKinney hitting running back Corey Clement with what appears to be a shoulder to Clement’s shoulder or even lower. That’s what caused an all-out war between teammates. Again, I’m just going by what Schwartz is saying here. He was there, watched things go down in real-time and that’s that.
— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) August 4, 2021
Look, I’m not an expert on what triggers training camp brawls these days, but I have to agree with Judge here. There’s no way this should cause camp fisticuffs, especially when the guy wearing a red jersey is at the bottom of a pile.
“I’m part of the team,’’ Jones said after practice. “Part of the team and part of the offense and we’re competing, so I don’t see myself separated from that.”
Again, I can see why Joe Judge is furious here. Not only is his quarterback acting like a Billy Badass, but his team his fighting over a basic football play.