I thought we were pretty much done with the Gregg Williams Bounty Saga after his suspension was announced, but the NFL world was set on fire Thursday with the release of audio of Williams addressing his defense before a playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers. I have posted the video here, but let me emphasize that THE AUDIO HERE IS NSFW. So if you’re going to listen to it around other people, you better turn the speakers down.
I would never try to justify the whole bounty deal, but I have gone on record saying that I felt the NFL was a little harsh in their punishments to the Saints coaches and organization. After hearing this, it’s hard for me to side in any way with Williams.
Although I expect that this is what most defensive meeting rooms sound like before a game, the release of this audio makes Williams look worse than I ever thought he could. Any chance Williams had of his suspension being reduced or less severe than expected has gone out the window, and I think it’s probably safe to say he will never be the defensive coordinator of the Rams. In fact, he might never work in the NFL again.