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    WITHOUT QUESTION, BOUNTIES MAKE A DIFFERENCE

    WITHOUT QUESTION, BOUNTIES MAKE A DIFFERENCE

    "Posted by Mike Florio on March 3, 2012, 2:19 PM EST
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    In the wake of the Spygate scandal, one of the defenses offered up on behalf
    of the Patriots centered on the fairly simple notion that having advance
    knowledge of a teamís defensive coaching signals really didnít help win football
    games.</p>


    The fairly simple response? The Patriots wouldnít have done it if they
    didnít think it helped.</p>


    Thatís the same reaction to the suggestion that bounties in the amount of
    $1,000 or $1,500 or, in the case of Brett Favre in the 2009 NFC title game,
    $10,000 would actually make a player play harder.</p>


    With a Super Bowl ring and all that that implies firmly within grasp, does a
    little extra money really matter?</p>


    Apparently, it does. Or the Saints wouldnít have done it.</p>


    If thereís any doubt, consider the words for former NFL safety Matt Bowen.
    He played for the Redskins under defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, and Bowen
    not only admits that it happened but also explains why it worked.</p>


    ďIt was our gig, our plan, <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0304-bowen-nfl--20120304,0,4015992.column">our
    way to motivate, to extra-motivate</a>,Ē Bowen writes in an item for the
    Chicago Tribune.</p>


    As Bowen accurately points out, plenty of other teams do the same thing.
    Fridayís announcement by the league represents an acknowledgement that the time
    has come for the practice to end.</p>


    And so the worst thing the Saints arguably did was get caught. Still,
    whether the fact that other teams have done it results in less of a sanction for
    the Saints isnít known.</p>


    What is known is that the NFL wonít allow any of it going forward, and that
    the next team to be caught doing it in 2012 or beyond will get a much stiff
    punishment than whatever the league will do to the Saints."</p>
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    Re: WITHOUT QUESTION, BOUNTIES MAKE A DIFFERENCE

    During my free time I've rewatched some past Saints vs.Giants games, and everything started to make sense. They'll get their Karma next season....

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