Things got a little too physical at Bears practice on Tuesday.
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There was a fight today at #Bears practice between Javon Wims and Prince Amukamara. Punches were thrown. Nagy called him two of the friendliest players on the team. He said he’s not worried about it. He talked to them both
— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) August 13, 2019
A scuffle broke out between WR Javon Wims & CB Prince Amukamara. It got heated enough that Wims threw a couple of punches before the players were separated. Is it a good idea to throw punches at players wearing helmets? "What do you think," Bears coach Matt Nagy said.
— Jeff Dickerson (@DickersonESPN) August 13, 2019
The most important thing to come out of Tuesday’s fight between wide receiver Javon Wims and cornerback Prince Amukamara is that no one was injured. As quarterback Mitch Trubisky put it in his press conference: “Brothers fight.” Even still, QB1 didn’t seem too pleased that it happened because practice fights take away from practice reps, which are important to the team’s continuing development (especially on the offensive side of the ball). Head Coach Matt Nagy seemed to downplay the fracas, though he sounded snippy when he was asked if it was a good idea for players to throw punches at someone who was wearing a helmet. Then again, I would be too because DUH.
Iron sharpens iron has been a theme at Bears camp. But for iron to sharpen iron, it means things are clashing. And when things clash, friction happens. So while it comes as a bit of a surprise that Wims and Amukamara — who Nagy made a point to note are the two of the most friendly guys on the team — were entangled in a tussle during Tuesday’s practice, maybe it shouldn’t. After all, it has been a long-time coming since training camp didn’t feature any beef. But now that it’s tabled after apologies and hugs, it’s back to business for the Bears.