BBAO: Heat and tempers in Detroit

One word describes my general impression of organized team activities in the NFL: dull. But that clearly wasn't the case Thursday in Detroit, where players brawled near the end of a two-minute drill on an 85-degree day.

Right guard Stephen Peterman and defensive tackle Landon Cohen were the two main combatants, according to John Niyo of the Detroit News. But as the scrum widened, coach Jim Schwartz found himself in the middle breaking it up.

Said Schwartz: "No, that was Greco-Roman wrestling -- that wasn't boxing. Guys were hot, guys were competitive and guys crossed the line a little bit too much. And I think they all know in OTAs that I can't fine anybody. So they didn't miss their opportunity to get a free one in."

Continuing around the NFC North as we head into the holiday weekend: