Emotions run high during a 60-minute football game, both on the field and the sidelines.
Sometimes a combination of intensity and frustration builds up and results in a brief outburst between players or coaches.
Cameras caught a glimpse of just that Sunday as defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and defensive line coach Joe Cullen got into a heated argument near the bench. The emotions in the moment were certainly real, but don’t overreact to the incident, McCoy said Tuesday.
“Those things happen,” the veteran defensive tackle said. “It’s going to be made a bigger deal than it was. You laugh it off. I came into the meeting yesterday and said, ‘Are we still friends?’ So, yeah, I love him as a coach and as a person. He’s a great guy.
“I’m a professional and so is he but he’s our leader as far as the defensive line goes. We’re not always going to agree, we’re going to bump heads. It was a disagreement, it got heated but we apologized to each other right after. I talked to him after the game, I called him again after the game, we talked again yesterday.”