Hall Explains “Little Scrum” With Horton

Defensive backs DeAngelo Hall and Chris Horton got into minor altercation during Tuesday's practice.

The two went at it during some 7-on-7 drills, and while no one got in any real punches, it was still a spirited affair.

"He had a longer reach, a little thicker than me, so it was definitely a little scrum," Hall said with a smile during an interview with News4's Dan Hellie. "My wrist hurts already. My fingers are all jammed up. I was trying to stay away from throwing too many jabs."

What was the beef? Hall said it all stemmed around putting in quality work to improve a defense that gave up some big plays last year.

"Just some communication problems -- some thing we need to try to work out in order to be a great defense," Hall said. "Us being the last line of defense and some of the plays we gave up last year ... You want to be better. You want to be the best.

"The same way I treat my son, my brother, anything like that, I'm going to be on him," Hall continued. "I'm going to be on him to try to be the best. ... I can't help you if you don't help yourself. So if you're not out there trying to do the right things and do what's required of you in the defense, it's going to be tough trying to keep guys around."

Coach Mike Shanahan said that's just part of training camp, and it's no different because it was between two teammates on defense.

"Camps I’ve been into, all of a sudden someone will get a little excited, and all of a sudden there’s a little skirmish," Shanahan said. "That happens. I told them that all families have them. Sometimes it’s verbal, sometimes it’s physical if you have brothers, but you’re still a family. After it’s over, it’s over. We talk about on game day, things will happen and usually they see the second hit and not the first hit, so you have got to keep your poise, and you don’t want to cost your team a 15-yard penalty. We try to stress that all the time."

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