It's going to be hot when the Bills and Carolina Panthers gather for joint practices Tuesday and Wednesday at Wofford College in South Carolina, but that doesn't mean the coaches want tempers flaring.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters Monday that he has told his Panthers and Bills coach Sean McDermott has told his players that fighting will not be tolerated and if they do fight, players will be thrown out of practice and disciplined.
"We're not here to fight," Rivera said, then adding some colorful language as to what he thought of that sort of thing.
The practices will be in full pads, but there will be no tackling to the ground.
Ron Rivera says he’s told @Panthers players and counterpart Sean McDermott is telling @BuffaloBills players that fighting will not be tolerated during joint practices Tuesday and Wednesday. Players would be tossed out of practice and disciplined.
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) August 12, 2019
Rivera also told reporters that he has been needling the coaches in Buffalo, using "psychological warfare" by sending them the daily heat index. Rivera cut practice short Monday because of the heat.
Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s both days.