Needless to say, Gregg Williams has gotten the Saints in big, big trouble. Most troubling is the reports that Tom Benson became aware of this and ordered Mickey Loomis to stop it immediately. Word is Loomis and Sean Payton both did nothing to cease continuation of the bounty program. You'll remember Kurt Warner and Brett Favre getting rocked in the 2009 playoffs by Bobby McCray, and it sounds like this was largely motivated by this approach. I would say Mickey Loomis' job has got to be in jeopardy, if he directly disobeyed the orders of Tom Benson.
Right in the middle of this stressful Drew Brees contract situation this is the last thing the Saints needed.
This is as appropriate time as ever to reiterate: $%&# Gregg Williams.
I liked the Saints playing Rough, hard football, but encouraging this is very bad. I now am finding myself having to agree with loudmouths as AP. http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2011-12-19/adrian-peterson-latest-to-accuse-saints-of-dirty-play
I wonder what Payton and Loomis their roles were in this. It has a feeling of covering up and keeping it between the 'boys', a far less, but still kinda similar situation to Penn state.
Hard to be a proud fan at this point.
Btw, the hard hit on Warner was imo not one that was supposed to knock him out. It just was Warner not being aware of the player that ran in him. That would knock any guy over.
On Favre... true. He got hit hard and late. That was a strategy I know. I accepted that.
@MarijnPessers it is what it is. The Saints got caught, they're going to get reamed for it.