Former Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Jason Witten Elite Jerseys Briggs can empathize with IK Enemkpali, the man responsible for breaking New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith’s jaw during a locker room altercation on Tuesday.
Appearing on NFL Network, Briggs was asked if he ever wanted to punch Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, with whom he played six seasons in Chicago (2009-14).
“There have been times, yeah,” Briggs said with a smile. “Why didn’t I do it? Because out of respect.”
As for Grossman: “I wanted to punch Rex Grossman in Miami [where the Bears lost Super Bowl XLI to the Indianapolis Colts],” Briggs said.
Two former Bears quarterbacks to escape Briggs’ wrath: Kyle Orton and Brian Griese.
Briggs said he didn’t want to punch either of those two.
Briggs, 34, is currently a free agent. The weakside linebacker started only eight games for the Bears last season before going on injured reserve because of a groin injury.The New York Jets' season was altered in a split second, and it left some of their veteran leaders positively fuming. http://www.cardinalsnflofficialproshop.com/sam-acho-jersey_c-411.html "This isn't a UFC match," a disgusted Willie Colon told a crowd of reporters Tuesday after practice. "We're football players, not fighters."
The Jets lost their starting quarterback during a one-punch altercation in the locker room. Backup linebacker IK Enemkpali threw the punch, hitting Geno Smith in the face.
He hit him with such force that it resulted in two fractures in Smith's jaw, requiring surgery. Smith will miss at least six to 10 weeks, according to the Jets.
Enemkpali lost his cool because Smith owed him $600, sources said. As a result, Enemkpali, a former sixth-round pick on the roster bubble, lost his job. He was released soon after coach Todd Bowles met with him and Smith. http://www.bengalsofficialnflproshop.com/giovani-bernard-jersey_c-399.html "Probably makes sense," Nick Mangold said of the decision to fire Enemkpali.