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Gregg Williams Urged Saints To Injure 49Ers


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Before final game, Gregg Williams urged Saints to injure 49ers

Before his final game as defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints, Gregg Williams stepped before his players and urged them to physically hurt players on the 49ers. Audio of Williams’ speech to the Saints’ defense was captured by filmmaker Sean Pamphilon, who is working on a documentary about former Saints player Steve Gleason, who is suffering from ALS. Pamphilon has put part of the audio of the profanity-filled speech on YouTube. Pamphilon also passed on the audio to Michael Silver of Yahoo Sports because, he said, he was extremely uncomfortable with what Williams said about trying to hurt 49ers quarterback Alex Smith and other players.

Audio of the speech:

I know it doesnt have anything directly to do with the Panthers, but now we do have a good idea of the things he said about Cam, Smitty, DWill, and company. We also know that it wasn't a performance system. Clearly they were head hunting. Really interesting audio, actually shocked me a little bit how intense he was.

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Just listened to that. I mean, for the argument that every NFL team 'does it,' I think this audio clearly shows how far the Saints took it.

Gregg Williams is a loathsome piece of poo. I'll never forget 2009 when he said in the fuging press conference before the Panthers Saints game that they would turn Smith's little body upside down and make him land on his head.

What a piece of poo.

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I am not shocked.

Sounds like something from Any Given Sunday.

I know it sucks ass and it is dirty as fug. But, that is the reality.

I couldn't listen, I could only read the transcribt.

I really didn't have a problem until he started talking about body part, acls, concussions.

Glad the douchebag is gone though.

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In that audio clip he's asking player to 'affect the head' before they get off the pile and early in the game to hit and injure the head of the other players. No Saints fan will ever convince me our player try the same type of garbage.

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"we want frank gores head sideways we gotta kill frank gore's head" wtf lol

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i'm not one to fly off the handle and overreact, and i've been around a lot of loathsome things in my life, but that was disgusting.

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Over on Saints Report every single one of those fugers is saying they heard that same kind of speach in PeeWees. What brainless idiots. I'm sure your PeeWee coach told you to take out guys' ACLs and to beat their heads when in the pile, and to make other players ankles feel it on the pile.

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i was trying to be as unbiased as possible when first listening to that.

at first i was all:

"ok kill the head... it's a metaphor... taking the best players out of the game in a physical dominating manner will make the rest of the team suck. sure it could be taken as injure those guys, but i think he just wants physical football..."

then i was all:

"... ok... talking about hitting alex smith in the chin... that's... you know... not right..."

then I was all:

"hitting a dude in the head who has a concussion and going for ACL's and hitting hurting people in the piles? yeah ok... he's a douche bag and deserves the punishment."

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Honestly, everyone involved in this should be banned from the NFL.

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lifetime ban? I think so.

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kinda curious as to how this audio got out

nonetheless this is disgusting

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ACLs and reinjuring guys coming off previous concussions is way over the top. But some of the head reference from what I heard was talking about getting into their mental frame of mind and affecting their thoughts not hitting them in the head literally Getting in their head in the pile means talking crap while he is down not taking a cheap shot to the head while he is lying there. I am not trying to defend a piece of crap like him and I do think he advocated for guys to take late hits and try to hurt folks but 2/3rds of what he said was the kind of material you can find any defensive coordinator say. He just took it over the top and crossed the line too often.

If he knew this was being taped and he said all that, I wonder what he did say when no one was around to capture it. It could have been a lot more explicit that this.

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