Offensive and defensive linemen aren't supposed to get along, considering that they spend the bulk of their careers pushing and shoving each other. It makes perfect sense.
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"I don't know what it is that he does, but it's something that he's doing that really gets under my skin," Umenyiora said Friday, according to Comcast SportsNet New England. "Because I'm not that type of guy, you know what I mean? He's probably the only person I've ever fought on a football field."
Umenyiora's line-mate, Justin Tuck, said it is unusual for Umenyiora to get into extracurricular physical confrontations.
"I think it's the battle of the 72s, they want to establish themselves as the true 72," Tuck jokingly suggested about the relationship between the players, both of whom wear No. 72. "It's kind of funny, actually. Osi is not a fighter."
Tuck added that he gives Umenyiora a hard time for letting Light beat him up.
Umenyiora told SportsNet New England that he's taking a strategic view of the upcoming battle with Light.
"I think he's more important to his team than I am to mine right now," Umenyiora said, "so if we can both fight, we both get kicked out and [Jason Pierre-Paul] and Tuck will have a field day."
"He tried to pull the same thing the last time, so," Faulk said of Umenyiora. "It ain't relevant to us right now, we're going to play football. Whatever he's talking about, that's (expletive)."