Gregg Williams has been painted as the architect of the New Orleans Saints' bounty program, serving as the team's defensive coordinator. The NFL has completed a three-year invetigation into Williams' activities, and have now suspended him indefinitely. Today, we get a little taste of why he is out of the game.
Yahoo! Sports received today audio of Williams' pregame speech to the Saints as they prepared to face the San Francisco 49ers in January's playoff game. The audio came from a documentary director Sean Pamphilon was filmin about former Saints player Steve Gleason who has been striken with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Pamphilon was the director for the ESPN 30 for 30 film "Run Ricky Run," based on the life, and retirement, of former Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams.
Throughout the speech, which is embeded below, Williams looks to have the Saints defense hit, and potentially injure, different 49ers players. He specifically looks to target Frank Gore, who he refers to as the "head" of the 49ers, wanting to take out the head to kill the body, and Michael Crabtree, wanting to see the Saints target the wide receiver's knees to test his once-injured ACL.
Pamphilon told Yahoo! Sports about one moment during the speech:
"'We hit [expletive] [quarterback Alex] Smith right there' - then he points under his chin [and continues] - 'remember me.' Then he rubs his thumb against his index and middle fingers - the cash sign - and says, 'I got the first one. I got the first one. Go get it. Go lay that [expletive] out.'"
You can hear the 4-minute version of the 12-minute speech below. Please be aware this speech is profanity laced, and the version below does not edit out the language.