Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans Saints’

Unless you have been living under a rock these past few weeks, especially in the last couple of days,

you are aware the Gregg Williams is a bounty hunter. Well, not really a bounty hunter, but the dude has some issues.

If you don’t know the story, Gregg Williams, former defensive coordinator with the New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Redskins has gotten into a lot of trouble recently with the NFL. During his time with the Saints, (and probably other stops along the way) Williams would offer up cash to his defensive players, if they injured someone during a game. At first I thought eh who cares, this kind of thing probably happens all over the NFL.

I mean, it isn’t like these players are playing two hand touch.  What are you, as a defensive player trying to do when you rush the QB? In the end, you are probably trying to knock Rodgers, Manning or whoever else is back there out of the game.

However, recent news that has come out has changed my attitude. A new audio recording captured by documentary filmmaker, Sean Pamphillon details the chilling events by Williams before a playoff game between the Saints and the 49ers this past year. Among other things, Williams suggested that Michael Crabtree becomes human when you take out his ACL. Look, football is a dangerous game, it is a violent game, but this is a line that has been drawn way too far down. The NFL absolutely must do something about this, and clean it up.  

However, it is going to be extremely difficult to know where to draw that line. How does the NFL combat this, and not make it a game of two hand touch?