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St. Louis Rams linebacker Brady Poppinga is so outraged about Gregg Williams and his bounty programs, that he decided to blast him during an interview with FOXSports.com, according to Alex Marvez.
“I just can’t sit there and be silent,” Poppinga said. “I look at this as an opportunity to share with the public that we, as football players, are not barbaric and out to try and destroy everything in our path. Football is my profession and I take it seriously. It’s an art form. It’s technical, strategic and takes a lot of intelligence to play.
“When this came out, it started to confirm the idea that football guys are idiots. That’s not who we are. Ninety-five percent of the guys are very intelligent. It’s just guys who love to go out and play a physical game.”
Poppinga admits that he’s heard of under-the-table incentive programs on some NFL defenses, but he believes the Saints went way to far.
“I’ve heard of other situations where there wasn’t a bounty for hurting a guy, but guys throwi
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On Jan. 26, 2010, New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who has since admitted to administering a bounty program within the New Orleans Saints defense, appeared on Nashville’s 3 Hour Lunch radio show on 104.5 The Zone to discuss the upcoming Super Bowl between the Saints and the Indianapolis Colts while extolling the finer points of his coaching philsophy.
Gregg Williams is technically St. Louis Rams linebacker Brady Poppinga's defensive coordinator for at least a few more days.
This didn't keep Poppinga from ripping Williams for orchestrating a bounty program while with the New Orleans Saints.
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