Recently, ESPN broke a story claiming that Gregg Williams used a "bounty program" to motivate his defensive players while he coached for the Redskins and Saints.
He would set a cash prize to the guy who could take out or "kill" the opponents star player.
Like usual, I have a strong opinion about this...
First off, the cash prize would not come out of his own pocket. He would take the money that the team fined the players and use that to reward his players. That money is supposed to go to charity! What?! Are you kidding me? First, you're going to encourage your players to hurt other players and now you're stealing from those less fortunate? Why don't you just go into a preschool and tell the kids that Santa, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy aren't real?
The timing of this is absolutely absurd. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is currently in the middle of making the league safer and promote player longevity. So the fact that Williams was promoting the exact opposite in a closed room is not going to help is case.
After this came out, I read the quotes on an article where one person said that players can't do kill shots. They're just simply going for the tackle....whoever you are...stop watching football. Of course they know how to do kill shots! They've been playing this game their ENTIRE life.
Something that really bothers me, however, is the fact I feel tricked by the New Orleans Saints.
For a whole season they acted like they were the good guys and that they deserved to have a bandwagon because they're just nice regular people...with a killer instinct.
We watched as these guys helped clean up after Katrina. I'm sure they went at that with spear-headed mentality like they did Brett Favre...
We all know that stuff like this goes on in each locker room of the NFL and it's so ridiculous. They have no idea what they are going to be doing to each other. If this dirty play style and bounty system continues, the field is going to look like the Battle of Antietam.