Dirk Koetter comments on the fight at Monday’s practice

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Dirk Koetter comments on the fight at Monday’s practice

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be traveling to Nashville [url=http://www.authenticstampabaybuccaneers.com/cheap-carlton-davis-jersey]Youth Carlton Davis Jersey[/url] , Tennessee tomorrow as they prepare for their second preseason game. Before the game on Saturday, the Buccaneers and Titans will have two joint practices on Wednesday and Thursday. Joint practices can be really beneficial to teams in many different ways. Not only does it get the guys more fired up and create competition, but it also allows you to see how you stack up against another team and not just yourself. It allows the players on both sides to also see some different looks on a daily basis, which will help in many of the young players development. Dirk Koetter called Monday’s practice one of the best practices of training camp thus far. Although it was a high energy practice, a fight did break out at the end, but Koetter wasn’t overly concerned. “Yeah, we had a fight. Big deal. I mean [url=http://www.authenticstampabaybuccaneers.com/cheap-peyton-barber-jersey]White Peyton Barber Jersey[/url] , it’s football. That was one of our best practices of the year right there. It just didn’t end on a positive note from the fight standpoint, but you’re dreaming if you think that stuff’s not going to happen in football,” Koetter said. “I don’t think twice about that. It’s over and what happened, happened. It’s going to happen again sometime. That’s just the way it is.”Dirk Koetter might not have to wait long for another training camp scuffle. Usually when two teams get together for joint practices, a fight is bound to break out. We saw it yesterday with the Jets and Redskins and we may very well see it again this week with the Bucs and Titans. With that being said, both coaches have created guidelines for this weeks practices in hopes of preventing any major scuffles. “Yeah, we have a whole list of them. [Tennessee] Coach [Mike] Vrabel and I have talked about them just like [Jacksonville Coach Doug] Marrone and I did last year. You know when you’ve got 180 guys on two fields [url=http://www.authenticstampabaybuccaneers.com/cheap-chris-godwin-jersey]Youth Chris Godwin Jersey[/url] , their tempers are going to flair,” Koetter said. “These guys are competing against each other. They’re competing for jobs.” Koetter was asked if he has any message to the players after today’s fight and his answer was short and to the point. “Yes. Don’t fight.”Of course, there is always a risk of injury when a big scuffle breaks out and I think that’s what is most concerning to coaches around the league. You would hate to see a player tear an ACL or fracture a hand because of a fight. As long as scuffles remain minor, I wouldn’t mind seeing one or two up in Tennessee this week. Sunday will be the 50th time that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons will meet. With both teams being from the NFC South, there is a ton of familiarity amongst the two sides. Neither team is really going to surprise the other in terms of play calling and schemes. Both the Buccaneers and Falcons have had the same coaches for the better part of three seasons. These divisional games usually come down to which team executes better over four quarters.When looking at the all-time matchup between the two teams, it was a bit surprising to see how evenly these two franchises have been throughout the years. Atlanta, has obviously had the more recent success then Tampa Bay [url=http://www.authenticstampabaybuccaneers.com/cheap-chris-conte-jersey]White Chris Conte Jersey[/url] , but only leads the all-time matchup by 1 game.Ever since the Buccaneers drafted Jameis Winston, he has a 3-2 career record against the Falcons, but more importantly, he is 2-0 on the road against the Dirty Birds and this game will take place in the Georgia Dome. Below are a few interesting statistics from the two sides when they square off:All-time matchup: Tampa Bay trails by 1 (24-25, overall record)All-time record in Atlanta: Bucs are 10-13 Last 6 matchups: Tampa Bay is 3-3,Total points scored: Tampa Bay has 1,052 [url=http://www.authenticstampabaybuccaneers.com/cheap-mike-evans-jersey]Youth Mike Evans Jersey[/url] , while Atlanta has 1,027 Overall, you can’t get much closer in terms of numbers top to bottom then these two teams are since their first matchup in 1979. The Buccaneers and Falcons should play to the tune of a close game on Sunday as well, as all signs point to a shootout in the Georgia Dome.