Detroit Lions: Gregg Williams’ Audio Sheds Light on Loss to Saints Last December

April 8, 2012   ·   Chris Madden   ·   Jump to comments

On December 4th, 2011 the Detroit Lions traveled to New Orleans to take on a heavily favored Saints team. At the time, Detroit had not yet clinched a playoff spot and desperately needed the win. No one outside Detroit really gave them a chance.
The Lions were able to hang with New Orleans for half the game, but a lackluster secondary and unnecessary penalties were their downfall in the second. They lost 31-17.
Fast forward to last Thursday when an audio tape of a pregame speech by Gregg Williams—former Saints defensive coordinator and bounty ringleader—was released to the media. What I heard on that tape made me re-think my feelings about the aforementioned Lions loss.
On the tape, Williams can be heard extolling his players to repeatedly hit a player in the head, take out a players knee and roll another's ankles.
Did the players heed their coach's mad rantings? Who knows. The possibility exists and that is all tha...

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