Originally written on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 6/9/12

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 31: Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams of the New Orleans Saints looks on during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Louisiana Superdome on October 31, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Matthew Sharpe/Getty Images)
It should go without saying that Gregg Williams is the most reviled man in football. The disgraced defensive coordinator has been trashed by … well, everybody in the last few months. That is, everybody but a handful of Saints players who still support — and even defend — the man who birthed the now-infamous BountyGate scandal, Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Though he knows he will get a ton of flak in return, linebacker Scott Shanle feels Williams is a positive force, and says his conduct was not abnormal for an NFL locker room. “People are going to say I’m wrong for saying this, but he’s good for this league,” Shanle said. “This is going to sound like an excuse, and people don’t want to hear an excuse — that type of language is not just Gregg Williams,” Shanle said. “It goes on in a lot of locker rooms around the league. No one took him literally. It was a way to get you to play fast, violent, nasty and together. Not every coach c...
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