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I put this in general Vikings discussion due to its related nature to our team, but feel free to move it.


Shefter on twitter:

NFL security determined between 22 and 27 defensive players on the Saints, as well as at least one asst. coach, maintained a bounty program.


NFL determined that former Saints DC Gregg Williams administered the program with knowledge of other defensive coaches.

NFL investigation of Saints began in 2010 when allegations were made that Saints targeted QBs such as Brett Favre and Kurt Warner.

Discipline for the Saints could include fines, suspensions and forfeiture of draft choices.

Very big news. This will probably dominate NFL headlines until the draft. Finally those of us who were convinced the Saints were playing dirty in the 2009 NFC championship get some confirmation. Not much consolation, though.


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HA!!! We all knew it!! Pathetic ####. They should be forced to forfeit their SB trophy.

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Eh. So they wanted to hit a QB or crush a WR, its football. No one will ever convince me they played dirty vs the Vikings in that game, ever. That is just sour grapes, IMO. They are turning the NFL into a 2 hand touch league, let em play.


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Good.

I don't mind losing a well played athletic contest, but they were definitely riding dirty that day.


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Just read the NFLs release. Probably against the NFLs rules, but so is wearing the wrong socks. While they had a bounty "if" someone was injured or left the field, doesnt mean they intentionally hurt them, or if they were hurt, that the hit was dirty. AD was injured on a totally clean hit, had that been vs the Saints and the player collected the "bounty" would that make the hit "dirty"??? I understand its not within the NFLs rules, rightfully so, but it not a big deal to me, at all. Its football, if you dont want to get hit, and hit hard, dont freaking play.


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Just read the NFLs release. Probably against the NFLs rules, but so is wearing the wrong socks. While they had a bounty "if" someone was injured or left the field, doesnt mean they intentionally hurt them, or if they were hurt, that the hit was dirty. AD was injured on a totally clean hit, had that been vs the Saints and the player collected the "bounty" would that make the hit "dirty"??? I understand its not within the NFLs rules, rightfully so, but it not a big deal to me, at all. Its football, if you dont want to get hit, and hit hard, dont freaking play.


Uhhh they were given bonuses if they injured someone...you may not care about the general health of NFL players, but the league sure does.


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Just read the NFLs release. Probably against the NFLs rules, but so is wearing the wrong socks.


You're right. It's pretty much the same thing. :roll:

I'm all for agressive tackling, but there's a fundamental difference between a clean and dirty hit. Dirty hits can end seasons and careers. True, so can clean hits, but I'd be willing to bet the percentage goes down substantially. There's a reason they teach proper tackling techniques.

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Just read the NFLs release. Probably against the NFLs rules, but so is wearing the wrong socks. While they had a bounty "if" someone was injured or left the field, doesnt mean they intentionally hurt them, or if they were hurt, that the hit was dirty. AD was injured on a totally clean hit, had that been vs the Saints and the player collected the "bounty" would that make the hit "dirty"??? I understand its not within the NFLs rules, rightfully so, but it not a big deal to me, at all. Its football, if you dont want to get hit, and hit hard, dont freaking play.


Uhhh they were given bonuses if they injured someone...you may not care about the general health of NFL players, but the league sure does.



Yup. The hit doesnt have to be a dirty hit to injure someone. I agree it isnt a good idea by the Saints, I realize that. But to me, I could not care less. As long as they were clean hits, and a player was injured, its a part of the game. IF one is going to use the Vikings vs the Saints playoff game as an example, then I have ABSOLUTELY no issues, they played aggressive, not dirty. Vikings fans didnt like it cuz the Vikings got whipped, bad. Having a "bounty" is obviously stupid, but I liked the way the Saints D played, physical and aggressive, a style the Vikings D has no idea on how to play.


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Vikings fans didnt like it cuz the Vikings got whipped, bad.


You do recall it was the Vikings that whipped the Saints in nearly every statistical category in that game, right? And that they essentially beat themselves.

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Having a "bounty" is obviously stupid, but I liked the way the Saints D played, physical and aggressive, a style the Vikings D has no idea on how to play.


If the choices are dirty or conservative, I choose conservative. I like rooting for a team that has integrity and would never resort to such measures.

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Just read the NFLs release. Probably against the NFLs rules, but so is wearing the wrong socks.


You're right. It's pretty much the same thing. :roll:

I'm all for agressive tackling, but there's a fundamental difference between a clean and dirty hit. Dirty hits can end seasons and careers. True, so can clean hits, but I'd be willing to bet the percentage goes down substantially. There's a reason they teach proper tackling techniques.


Didnt realize I said it was the same thing, only that the NFL has so many rules it gotten ridicolous. I agree having a "bounty" is stupid. Mostly cuz perception is the Saints will then play dirty to collect the bounty. Id disagree with that. Most NFL defenders dream of a good, solid slobber-knocker on an opponent. I did when I played in HS, Im sure they are no different. It doesnt have to be dirty to play hard, aggressive football. Just that watching the Vikings D softens a fan I guess. I loved the way Williams' D played.


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Schefter on NFL Live: "In week of the NFCCG, Jonathan Vilma put $10K on a table & said 'this goes to the guy that knocks out Brett Favre.'"

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Yup. The hit doesnt have to be a dirty hit to injure someone. I agree it isnt a good idea by the Saints, I realize that. But to me, I could not care less. As long as they were clean hits, and a player was injured, its a part of the game. IF one is going to use the Vikings vs the Saints playoff game as an example, then I have ABSOLUTELY no issues, they played aggressive, not dirty. Vikings fans didnt like it cuz the Vikings got whipped, bad. Having a "bounty" is obviously stupid, but I liked the way the Saints D played, physical and aggressive, a style the Vikings D has no idea on how to play.


Actually their aggressive D wasn't working out to their benefit that game...it was probably Chilly's greatest game he ever called, they we're being WAY over aggressive in hopes of injuring and we were doing what we wanted on O (which unfortunately involved fumbling, putting 12 men out, and INT)...I'm just glad they are going to lose a little luster


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Vikings fans didnt like it cuz the Vikings got whipped, bad.


You do recall it was the Vikings that whipped the Saints in nearly every statistical category in that game, right? And that they essentially beat themselves.

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Having a "bounty" is obviously stupid, but I liked the way the Saints D played, physical and aggressive, a style the Vikings D has no idea on how to play.


If the choices are dirty or conservative, I choose conservative. I like rooting for a team that has integrity and would never resort to such measures.


Except the one that matters of course, the score board, kind of an important one there.

I dont think the Saints played dirty at all. Not one dirty play, IMO. Had Allen or Winfield done the EXACT same plays that were supposedly "dirty" Vikings fans would just call Saints fans whiners. Im a fan of the Vikings, I didnt see one play by the Saints I thought was dirty, zero. So Im not wanting to pick between conservitive or dirty, Id prefer to chose between aggressive and lame. The Saints played aggressive, they still did this season under Williams. The Vikings D is lame. Id prefer the Saints, 100% of the time.


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Yup. The hit doesnt have to be a dirty hit to injure someone. I agree it isnt a good idea by the Saints, I realize that. But to me, I could not care less. As long as they were clean hits, and a player was injured, its a part of the game. IF one is going to use the Vikings vs the Saints playoff game as an example, then I have ABSOLUTELY no issues, they played aggressive, not dirty. Vikings fans didnt like it cuz the Vikings got whipped, bad. Having a "bounty" is obviously stupid, but I liked the way the Saints D played, physical and aggressive, a style the Vikings D has no idea on how to play.


Actually their aggressive D wasn't working out to their benefit that game...it was probably Chilly's greatest game he ever called, they we're being WAY over aggressive in hopes of injuring and we were doing what we wanted on O (which unfortunately involved fumbling, putting 12 men out, and INT)...I'm just glad they are going to lose a little luster


I dunno, they won the game, flustered our QB enough to make a throw my 9yr old daughter wouldnt make, seemed pretty effective to me. The fumbles werent without cause???? Their play/win wont lose any luster to me, at all. They played hard and to the whistle, they played well enough to win, thats all a D can be asked to do IMO.


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We all knew they were doing it at the time, and Williams even leaked it himself on a local radio show, but Saints fans always claimed it was a load of crap.

They were pure thugs back in 2009. Their players were targeting players' weak points (ankles, knees, old injuries) and trying to put them out of the game to give themselves an advantage. There's a big difference between hitting someone hard and unintentionally injuring them and literally taking nasty shots in order to intentionally injure a player. The league fines you for taking those sorts of shots, every league punishes players for taking those sorts of shots for a reason: they ruin the competitiveness and entertainment value of the game for the fans.

You do this kind of stuff in any other league, you get in BIG trouble. You do this in college, high school, you're fired and you won't be rehired at a major program anytime soon. If Williams only gets a slap on the hand, Goodell is a failure as Commish.

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Yup. The hit doesnt have to be a dirty hit to injure someone. I agree it isnt a good idea by the Saints, I realize that. But to me, I could not care less. As long as they were clean hits, and a player was injured, its a part of the game. IF one is going to use the Vikings vs the Saints playoff game as an example, then I have ABSOLUTELY no issues, they played aggressive, not dirty. Vikings fans didnt like it cuz the Vikings got whipped, bad. Having a "bounty" is obviously stupid, but I liked the way the Saints D played, physical and aggressive, a style the Vikings D has no idea on how to play.


Actually their aggressive D wasn't working out to their benefit that game...it was probably Chilly's greatest game he ever called, they we're being WAY over aggressive in hopes of injuring and we were doing what we wanted on O (which unfortunately involved fumbling, putting 12 men out, and INT)...I'm just glad they are going to lose a little luster


I dunno, they won the game, flustered our QB enough to make a throw my 9yr old daughter wouldnt make, seemed pretty effective to me. The fumbles werent without cause???? Their play/win wont lose any luster to me, at all. They played hard and to the whistle, they played well enough to win, thats all a D can be asked to do IMO.


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For me the biggest problem is this came from Williams. Players will talk and do stuff like this all the time, we've heard Jared Allen say numerous things over the years about what he's going to do to XYZ's QB. But for a defensive coordinator to administer a program that provides incentive to injure someone? Totally different ballgame.


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I have always felt that the Vikings were robbed that game. If you recall, several months after the game, the nfl quietly announced that there were several hits on favre that should have been ruled as penalties. Now to find out that the coaching staff had a bounty as high as possibly 50K, and Vilma himself put 10k in cash on a table in addition, to whoever knocked favre out of the game, just makes me angry. It effected the game. Favre was never the same. He was damaged goods after that.

If the league finds all of this to be true, and the vikings qb was specifically a target, than the Vikings should be compensated heavily with the saints draft pics.

What would the league have done if it was Brady with the bounty on him?


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I wonder where those Saints fans are that trolled this board back then?

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Ohhh God I hate reliving this game...I'm going to puke

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRd5jkJ1dEo

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Passing 1st downs
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Rushing 1st downs
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Total Yards 475 257
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Red Zone (Made-Att) 4-6 3-3
Penalties 5-32 9-88
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I wonder if Remi will get suspended. What a huge blow to our team that would be. [/sarcasm]


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Just reminded on TV that the high low cheap hit was later fined, but during the game it resulted in an interception. Vikings should get whatever draft pics the saints will have to give up!


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Just reminded on TV that the high low cheap hit was later fined, but during the game it resulted in an interception. Vikings should get whatever draft pics the saints will have to give up!



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Some of the hits on Favre in that game were absolutely dirty, I don't know where you're coming from PG. Low shots at Favre's knees, late hits, some from his blindside. It's not just Viking fans who felt that way, almost anyone I know who watched that game other than Saints fans thought the Vikings were screwed time and time again with what the refs allowed the Saints to get away with.

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Some of the hits on Favre in that game were absolutely dirty, I don't know where you're coming from PG. Low shots at Favre's knees, late hits, some from his blindside. It's not just Viking fans who felt that way, almost anyone I know who watched that game other than Saints fans thought the Vikings were screwed time and time again with what the refs allowed the Saints to get away with.


I'm sure if the Viking were wrapped up in this scandal he would be saying how awful of an organization we are.


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Eh. So they wanted to hit a QB or crush a WR, its football. No one will ever convince me they played dirty vs the Vikings in that game, ever. That is just sour grapes, IMO. They are turning the NFL into a 2 hand touch league, let em play.


I don't believe they played dirty. But having a bounty system that encouraged hurting opposing players? That's just reprehensible.

Chuck Bednarik didn't need a bounty system to deliver bone-crushing hits, and Conrad Dobler didn't need one to be considered a dirty player. It's the fact it was systemic that makes me shake my head. Honestly, if the best incentive you can give your players to play and hit hard is to pay them for causing injuries, that how good a coach are you, really?

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Some of the hits on Favre in that game were absolutely dirty, I don't know where you're coming from PG. Low shots at Favre's knees, late hits, some from his blindside. It's not just Viking fans who felt that way, almost anyone I know who watched that game other than Saints fans thought the Vikings were screwed time and time again with what the refs allowed the Saints to get away with.



Well, you sure can have your opinion and I have mine. IMO, there was not a dirty play vs the Vikings in that game. My Dad and I get in pretty heated debates about that game as he shares your sour grapes opinion, I dont. Its football. Youre gonna get hit, sometimes hard, sometimes from a bad direction, sometimes you might get hurt. Had the Vikings D played like that Im sure you'd love it, since it was against us, its shameful....................


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Some of the hits on Favre in that game were absolutely dirty, I don't know where you're coming from PG. Low shots at Favre's knees, late hits, some from his blindside. It's not just Viking fans who felt that way, almost anyone I know who watched that game other than Saints fans thought the Vikings were screwed time and time again with what the refs allowed the Saints to get away with.


I'm sure if the Viking were wrapped up in this scandal he would be saying how awful of an organization we are.



An aweful organiztion for playing tough, aggressive, mean defense??? Nope, Id be happy as heck if the Vikings D played anywhere near as aggressive as Williams' D plays.


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Eh. So they wanted to hit a QB or crush a WR, its football. No one will ever convince me they played dirty vs the Vikings in that game, ever. That is just sour grapes, IMO. They are turning the NFL into a 2 hand touch league, let em play.


I don't believe they played dirty. But having a bounty system that encouraged hurting opposing players? That's just reprehensible.

Chuck Bednarik didn't need a bounty system to deliver bone-crushing hits, and Conrad Dobler didn't need one to be considered a dirty player. It's the fact it was systemic that makes me shake my head. Honestly, if the best incentive you can give your players to play and hit hard is to pay them for causing injuries, that how good a coach are you, really?



I agree, the bounty was stupid. However, I dont think they meant to injure players by playing dirty, just by playing mean and aggressive. Every defensive player dreams of a big, mean shot at an opposing player, if they say they dont, they are lying. Having a bounty was stupid, and Im sure they'll have to pay for it, as they should, but I dont think they played dirty at all.


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Some of the hits on Favre in that game were absolutely dirty, I don't know where you're coming from PG. Low shots at Favre's knees, late hits, some from his blindside. It's not just Viking fans who felt that way, almost anyone I know who watched that game other than Saints fans thought the Vikings were screwed time and time again with what the refs allowed the Saints to get away with.



Well, you sure can have your opinion and I have mine. IMO, there was not a dirty play vs the Vikings in that game. My Dad and I get in pretty heated debates about that game as he shares your sour grapes opinion, I dont. Its football. Youre gonna get hit, sometimes hard, sometimes from a bad direction, sometimes you might get hurt. Had the Vikings D played like that Im sure you'd love it, since it was against us, its shameful....................


The NFL feels they were as well. Hitting a QB after a handoff isn't cheap? :rofl:

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Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has publicly apologized, hours after the NFL announced that Williams had violated league rules by orchestrating a system of bounties during his time on the staff of the Saints.

“I want to express my sincere regret and apology to the NFL, Mr. Benson, and the New Orleans Saints fans for my participation in the ‘pay for performance’ program while I was with the Saints,” Williams said. “It was a terrible mistake, and we knew it was wrong while we were doing it. Instead of getting caught up in it, I should have stopped it. I take full responsibility for my role. I am truly sorry. I have learned a hard lesson and I guarantee that I will never participate in or allow this kind of activity to happen again.”

Williams isn’t making any type of effort to deny or minimize his role in this: He broke the rules, he knows he broke the rules, and he knows consequences are coming.


:point: The words of an innocent man who did nothing wrong!

And let's not forget this year, when they were trying to shoulder tackle Peterson by his ankle, as well as twisting on it at the bottom of a pile. Nothing dirty though!


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