New revelations have come to the surface in the New Orleans Saint's bounty scandal. As first reported by Yahoo! Sports' Sean Pamphilon (ESPN 30 for 30 filmaker), Gregg Williams gave his defensive unit a twelve minute speech prior to their playoff game against San Francisco in the beginning of January. During the speech, Williams instructs his players to injure Alex Smith, Kyle Williams, Frank Gore, Vernon Davis and Michael Crabtree. Here are some direct quotes from the audio tape.
Gregg Williams on Frank 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."
On Alex 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."
On Michael Crabtree: "We need to decide whether Crabtree wants to be a fake-ass 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."
On Vernon Davis: "We need to decide how many times we can bull rush and and we can f------ put Vernon Davis' ankles over the pile.
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."
Gregg Williams is going to have a hard time denying this one. Check the tape out yourself. No wonder Williams didn't try to appeal his suspension.