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Chicago Bears vs New England Patriots Joint Practice recap Day 2: It was another feisty day!

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The Chicago Bears and the New England Patriots met on the practice field for the 2nd time this week and both teams were no doubt instructed to be on their best behavior.

They weren’t.

After yesterday’s practice got a little more chippy than the coaches probably wanted, tempers were flaring again today. The Bears were fired up and a bit mouthy according to reports, and the Pats weren’t backing down. Chicago’s training camp was littered with skirmishes and these couple of days in Massachusetts were just as fiery.

Today’s practice wasn’t as long as yesterday’s 2 and a half hour affair, but it was just as intense. Things wrapped up in less than two hours and I would expect tomorrow’s practice to be shorter as well, with the two teams playing their preseason game on Thursday night.

I think the extra intensity is good for the Bears, especially coming off a six win season, but there’s a fine line between playing/practicing with intensity and just being stupid. There were head-butts, knock downs, late hits and punches thrown at practice today.

Before we get into some actual football tweets from practice, here are some about the altercations.

Hicks is a former Patriot and Bennett a former Bear.

John Timu is fighting for more than just a roster spot it seems.

Is it just me or do these numerous altercations with ex-Bear Bennett make you think that the Bears’ players didn’t like him talking crap about their QB?

Now we have to see if this new aggressive and feisty attitude Bears’ head coach John Fox has his team playing with will translate to wins.

The Bears held ILB Danny Trevathan (rest day) and DB Bryce Callahan (muscle strain) out of practice today, and OLB Leonard Floyd left the field with what looked like a knee injury, but he quickly returned after getting checked out.

Tight end Zach MIller was at the doctor today, as he is still going through concussion protocol, although he was limited.

Now for some actual football tweets from the joint practice...

They may have won the day, but the Bears looked better.

After Bears DL Akiem Hicks knocked Martellus Bennett on his ass, he did this;

Look at Jay Cutler tearing it up!

Just like yesterday the Bears and Patriots ended practice running hills. Reports were that this was the plan all along and not a form of punishment for all the fighting.

Thoughts on Day 2 of the joint practices?