My initial thoughts on the speech Gregg Williams gave about injuring the 49ers

The above is the audio [NSFW]. Here is my story on it.

I wouldn’t say I am too surprised at any of this. In fact, it’s actually very commonplace. Coaches are known to give speeches prior to big games and a good portion of them go into detail on how they want to hurt the opposition.

That’s the nature of football. The goal is to beat the other team and if there’s an opportunity to hurt them within the rules, it’s praised. That’s what Williams is trying to do. I don’t know if he was telling the team to only hurt people, but he wanted them to hurt and win.

The hardest thing to swallow with this piece of news is that Williams’ history. He had run the bounty program for the past three years and was already told to stop it. Yet from this new information, he continued it.

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