Originally posted by Jesu80ncleats:
You act like most NFL teams have bounty systems in play, which is not a fact and to the contrary, I cant say with certainty that it doesn't happen. However, to right it off like its no big deal because you think that this bounty system is a part of football is an ignorant statement. I'm not going to disagree that the Saints weren't the only team to do this, but it is not normal that's for sure. Let me tell you what is normal, putting a hurttin' on someone for trying to come over to my portion of the field, that's what has been happening since footballs existence.
This does not mean you are intentionally trying to injure a player, its a tactic to try and make that player think twice about making a play in that player area of the field. I really hate it when fans try to down play this situation, its not a common practice to tell your players to go for the head (you take out the head you kill the body) or to take out someones ACL.
I really do not know hoiw to explain it any differently, but NFL.com just came out with an article with my point =
The Saints weren't alone.
Giants defenders said after their NFC title game win over the 49ers that Kyle Williams' concussion history was a talking point for New York's special-teams unit, per linebacker Jacquian Williams and receiver Devin Thomas. It was Jacquian Williams who stripped Kyle Williams on the game-deciding punt-return fumble in overtime, which was recovered by Thomas.
"The thing is, we knew (Williams) had four concussions," Jacquian told NYMag.com after the game. "So that was our biggest thing -- was to take him out of the game."
Thomas spoke of similar tactics: "He's had a lot of concussions. We were just like, 'We got to put a hit on that guy.' (Defensive back Tyler) Sash did a great job hitting him early, and he looked kind of dazed when he got up. I feel like that made a difference, and he coughed it up."
It was a news item that came and went without much fanfare in the days leading up the Giants' win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.
The question stands: Was New York's strategy so different from what Williams asked his players to do?
What because there wasnt money on the line it was different?