JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley had receiver Justin Blackmon and defensive end Jason Babin in his office Saturday, hours after the two got into it on the sideline during the team's preseason opener.
Bradley was pleased with what he heard, too.
The coach says the tiff was "a lot smaller than what I initially thought."
It started when Blackmon began jawing with Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll in the second quarter. It escalated to the point where Bradley took notice.
That's when veteran defensive end Jason Babin stepped in, apparently telling Blackmon to calm down, which drew a reaction from his teammate. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew eventually calmed Blackmon down and escorted him to the locker room.
The scene unfolded at a time when Blackmon is trying to prove he's matured.