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    GREGG WILLIAMS TOLD NEW ORLEANS SAINTS HURT SAN FRANCISCO SPEECH

    GREGG WILLIAMS TOLD NEW ORLEANS SAINTS HURT SAN FRANCISCO SPEECH

    "On the day that members of the Saints' brass will have their appeals heard
    for their roles in New Orleans' bounty system, damning audio has been released
    of Gregg Williams, the man who orchestrated the program, instructing his players
    to injure <a href="http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/sf/san-francisco-49ers">San Francisco
    49ers</a> players in their wild-card playoff game last season.


    Williams, the Saints' former defensive coordinator, did not appeal his
    indefinite suspension by the NFL. As first reported by Yahoo! Sports, documentary filmmaker Sean Pamphilon, who directed
    the ESPN 30 for 30 film "Run Ricky Run," has released an audio recording that he
    says is a speech Williams gave to Saints defensive players the night before the
    team lost to the 49ers in a playoff game in January.</p>

    The sample audio recording in just under 4 minutes long. The full speech is
    12 minutes long, according to Pamphilon.</p>


    Pamphilon was following the Saints last season while working on a documentary
    featuring former Saints special teams player Steve Gleason, who is currently battling Lou
    Gehrig's disease.</p>


    Williams can be heard in the audio recording instructing his defensive
    players to injure quarterback Alex Smith, running back Frank Gore, tight end Vernon Davis and receivers Michael Crabtree and Kyle Williams.</p>


    According to Pamphilon, Gregg Williams pointed to his chin while telling his
    players to hit Niners quarterback Alex Smith "right there" and says "Remember
    me. I got the first one. I got the first one. Go get it. Go lay that
    m----------- out."</p>


    Williams uses one of his favorite slogans in the speech: "Kill the head and
    the body will die."</p>


    On Gore: "We've got to do everything in the world to make sure we kill Frank
    Gore's head. We want him running sideways. We want his head sideways." </p>


    On running back Kendall Hunter: "Little 32, we're going to
    knock the f--- out of him."</p>


    On Smith: "Every single one of you, before you get off the pile, affect the
    head. Early, affect the head. Continue, touch and hit the head."</p>

    On Kyle Williams: "We need to find out in the first two series of the game,
    that little wide receiver, No. 10, about his concussion. We need to f------ put
    a lick on him right now. He needs to decide. He needs to f------ decide."</p>


    On Crabtree: "We need to decide whether Crabtree wants to be a fake-*** prima
    donna, or he wants to be a tough guy. We need to find out. He becomes human when
    we f------ take out that outside ACL."</p>


    On Davis: "We need to decide how many times we can bull rush and and we can
    f------ put Vernon Davis' ankles over the pile."</p>


    When asked by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter for comment on Williams's speech
    to the Saints the night before their January playoff game vs. the 49ers, NFL
    spokesman Greg Aiello would not comment other than to reiterate that the Saints
    had been warned, saying "note for background these graphs from our March 21
    press release announcing the discipline for Saints management."</p>


    The NFL had warned the Saints before the playoffs began that it had re-opened
    its investigation into the team's bounty program and the incentive program
    needed to be stopped but that warning apparently was ignored. </p>


    Pamphilon told Yahoo! Sports that he decided to release the audio because
    Williams' words, especially about Kyle Williams' concussion history, made him
    uncomfortable. The film project he is currently working on, "The United States
    of Football" he told Yahoo!, "looks at the media's effect upon the way the game
    is played and celebrated, the proper coaching mentality and the effect of
    concussions and repetitive head trauma."</p>


    "The thing that really got me was when he said the thing about No. 10 and
    concussions. I thought, 'Did he just say that?' That was the red flag for me.
    And then the comments by the Giants made it hit home even harder."</p>

    Giants players had said after their win over San Francisco in the NFC
    Championship Game that they had targeted Kyle Williams as someone who might
    fumble on big hits because of his history of concussions.</p>


    Despite Gregg Williams' tough talk, the 49ers defeated the Saints in a 36-32
    shootout in what turned out to be his last game as New Orleans' defensive
    coordinator. He left the team to become the St. Louis Rams'
    defensive coordinator before the NFL's penalties were announced.</p>


    At the time of the league's ruling, Williams apologized and said he took full
    responsibility for his actions.</p>


    Saints coach Sean Payton (suspended for one year), general manager Mickey
    Loomis (eight games) and assistant head coach Joe Vitt (six games) will have
    their appeals heard Thursday morning.</p>


    Loomis and Vitt were at the league offices in New York on Thursday morning,
    with coach Payton to arrive later in the day.</p>


    The Saints were also fined $500,000 and were forced to forfeit second-round
    picks in the 2012 and '13 drafts. Discipline for some of the Saints players
    involved is forthcoming. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and league security met
    with NFL Players Association officials on Monday to discuss the investigation
    and possible penalties."</p>



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    Re: GREGG WILLIAMS TOLD NEW ORLEANS SAINTS HURT SAN FRANCISCO SPEECH

    He is a piece of ****. Plain and simple

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    Re: GREGG WILLIAMS TOLD NEW ORLEANS SAINTS HURT SAN FRANCISCO SPEECH

    I wonder if he will be allowed to coach in the NFL ever again

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    [quote user="Redeyejedi"]I wonder if he will be allowed to coach in the NFL ever again[/quote]</P>


    He should be for life</P>

    Giants fan since the early 80s

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    Re: GREGG WILLIAMS TOLD NEW ORLEANS SAINTS HURT SAN FRANCISCO SPEECH

    As the details seep out, it doesn't look any more likely Goodell will consider leniency
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    Re: GREGG WILLIAMS TOLD NEW ORLEANS SAINTS HURT SAN FRANCISCO SPEECH

    Backfired...

    Pierre Thomas of the Saints getting knocked early in the playoff game vs. SF.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4iUU...eature=related

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