Seriously, another day, another story, another piece of evidence comes to light regarding the Saints and the injury bounties. Today’s main headline was suppose to be the Saints appealing their punishments, but BOMBSHELL!!! Audio of a William’s rant before THIS YEARS play-off game (which Rodger already told them to STOP DOING IT) versus the San Francisco 49ers was released last night. I won’t bore you with the details, because I’m sure you already read/heard Williams “kill the head” rant. But what I think is important (because as fans we have NO IDEA about the mentality of a football player) is the reaction of current and retired NFL players. Below are samples of players weighing in on twitter.
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart:
Former Philadelphia Eagle DE Hugh Douglas:
Minnesota Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe (with dialogue from TE Visanthe Shiancoe)
Green Bay Packer OL Josh Sitton:
Former Miami Dolphins DE Jason Taylor
Buffalo Bills WR Donald Jones:
Former Houston Texans DT Seth Payne:
San Francisco CB Chris Culliver couldn’t even believe the words Williams was saying:
So to sum it up, both offensive and defensive players say Greg Williams’ speech with the addition of bounties is not common in the NFL. It’s time for people who are sticking up for the Saints and saying “it happens everywhere” realize it doesn’t. I know you have a sense of loyalty, but open your eyes and view it objectively, PLEASE!