Tempers boiled over in grand form when the Houston Texans traveled to Richmond, Virginia, last week for a series of joint practices and scrimmages with the Washington Redskins.
Scuffles broke out. Sidelines cleared. It was standard fare, really.
Seeing as players on the same team can't even get through their own training camps without pulping each other's molars into apple sauce, it was no surprise to see Redskins wideout Pierre Garcon chirping at Texans defenders when HBO played back footage from the joint scrimmages on the first episode of this season's Hard Knocks on Monday night.
What was surprising, however, is who Garcon targeted after the whistle blew on one scrimmage play.
BroBible's Jorge Alonso posted video of the exchange.
Shouldering his way through a crowd, Garcon decided to pick on Texans defensive end/sentient G.I. Joe Public Service Announcement J.J. Watt, calling the three-time Pro Bowler a "f--k boy" (or "boi," depending on regional dialect).
Warning: Video contains naughty NSFW language.
"Why you gonna keep pushing that man like that?" one Texan said.
"Because I do whatever the f--k I want to do, f--k boy," Garcon responded, looking past his suppressor at Watt.
"What?" Watt said, more a statement of disbelief than a question.
"I do what the f--k I want to, f--k boy," Garcon said, reiterating his free will and Watt's status.
Later, Watt and Brian Cushing talked about the run-in. They still couldn't believe Garcon came at Watt like that.
"How about Garcon coming after you?" Cushing asked.
"I was like, 'Bro, you're maybe 112 pounds. You might want to stay the f--k back from a defensive lineman,'" Watt said.
"We got into it every year in Indy," Cushing said. "He's always talking."
And that is how a tiny utility player called the scariest man in the NFL a "f--k boy" and lived to tell the tale. For now.
Dan is on Twitter. He's writing his Ph.D. thesis on the varying severities inferred by "boy" and "boi."