Found April 05, 2012 on
Midwest Sports Fans:
Via The United States of Football comes the video below, which features audio of Gregg Williams’ rather disturbing pregame speech before the New Orleans Saints playoff game last year against the San Francisco 49ers.
The audio was recorded by Sean Pamphilon, who is working on a documentary about Steve Gleason. Pamphilon was understandably disturbed by the audio and passed it along to Michael Silver of Yahoo, who wrote about it today.
This should go without saying, but the language is VERY NSFW, so be careful where you listen. I’ve posted a few excerpts below in case you can’t listen.
From Silver’s article:
“We’ve got to do everything in the world to make sure we kill Frank Gore’s head,” Williams told the players. “We want him running sideways. We want his head sideways.”
Then, referencing backup halfback Kendall Hunter, Williams continued: “Little 32, we want to knock the [expletive] out of him. He has no idea what he’s in for. When he’s on the sideli
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