Most are talking about the fourth quarter melee between the two teams that resulted in the ejections of Buccaneers wideout Mike Evans and Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. Evans shoved Lattimore into the ground, which essentially sparked everyone to “clear the benches” and get a piece of the action.
The replays tell a good bit of the story, but it’s still hard to fully tell how everything got started before Evans escalated the situation.
Regardless, Saints head coach Dennis Allen has a good idea when it comes to whom he thinks is responsible for starting everything.
“I believe it was Leonard Fournette. I’m not 100% positive, but I believe he was the first one to push and shove [Marshon] Lattimore,” Allen told reporters after the game. “I’ve been around this league long enough [to know] usually they don’t get the instigator – usually they get the responder.”
It certainly looks like everything started with whatever was said between Lattimore and Fournette, but there is no way to really tell without asking either of them. All we know is things went to another level once Mike Evans entered the mix.
And there’s one more thing that’s certain: There will be no bad blood lost between these two teams. Their next meeting is bound to be just as intense -if not more intense- than ever.
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