Chicago Bears have started their OTAs in explosive fashion with a four-man brawl Tuesday as the intense drills caused tempers to flare, according to reports.
The fight broke out during Tuesday's organized team activity in which members of the Bears' starting offense and defense faced off against each other.
Defensive ends Lamarr Houston and Jared Allen battled with right tackle Jordan Mills and tight-end Martellus Bennett before teammates eventually intervened. The frustration didn't stop there though, with Bennett slamming his own helmet on the ground.
Rather than be worried about the situation, Bears' players like Houston say it just shows how much the team wants to win this year.
"We are just competing,” Houston said afterward. "This is a competitive sport. That's the atmosphere Coach Trestman wants. We are competing every day to get better. Sometimes people get heated, but all we are doing is competing out there. It's exciting out there. It's a competitive atmosphere. We're having fun in practice."
Houston even cleared up the situation by saying he was responsible for the altercation. But he insists that his actions were driven by a will to work hard, and he believes everything has been sorted now.
"That's football. We just go back to the next play and keep working. It's nothing personal. Marty is a good guy. He's a good friend of mine. I'm going to go in there with him after this. Everything is all good," Houston added.
Only time will tell us whether or not the Bears' intense practices are working.