Last night, HBO premiered the 10th season of their original series Hard Knocks, which this season, featured the Houston Texans, and started off with a bang, as the first episode showed a brawl between the Texans and the Washington Redskins during a joint practice.
First, and unsurprisingly, the beef started with perennial loud mouth Deangelo Hall doing what he does best, talking sh*t. Hall then proceeds to do the second thing he does best, get his ankles broken. So far, just another day that the office.
Here’s where things get interesting. Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garçon beings talking smack to none other than first-team all-pro, face of the league, defensive (and occasionally offensive) super tornado, JJ Watt. Garçon even had the balls to call Watt a “f*ck boy”. Bold strategy, if I do say so myself. However, Garçon lucked out, as Watt understood it would have been no where close to a fair fight. Practices continues as normal.
Then finally, the good stuff. Exactly what started the altercation remains unclear, however, it appears to be a result of a low hit from Houston Texans defensive back, number 30. From there, full blown chaos ensues, and honestly, I loved every second of it. This is one of the better training camp brawls I’ve seen my day. Yet another reason why Hard Knocks is one of the highlights of the NFL season.
The only thing that surprises me about this entire situation is that Robert Griffin III managed to escape practice without somehow getting injured. Dude always gets injured.