Oh when the Saints ain’t marching in.

The New Orleans Saints violated one of the NFL’s biggest rules.

Led by defensive coordinator Gregg Williams—who now is the DC of the Rams—sparked a bounty for hard hits. According to NFL.com, players received $1500 for a knockout hit and $1000 for a cart-off hit. Money would be raised in the playoffs.

The Saints are going to be hit hard by the NFL for this. Williams could face multi-season suspensions; meanwhile the Saints are in trouble of losing a lot of money, draft picks, and players via suspension.

Williams publically apologized, but that can’t make up for what the Saints did on the football field. If you look back at the 2009 and 2010 playoffs, when they terrorized quarterbacks like Kurt Warner and Brett Favre down after down after down, New Orleans played nauseatingly reckless.

The Saints lost a lot of respect today, and are going to be destroyed with penalties.

The Saints will be made into an example. I’m starting to think we can expect approximately double the penalties. So say goodbye to 2 1st rounders and millions in fines.

The GM lied to your owner about a situation that’s going to whack him for millions in his wallet. He could get canned.

Players who participated could be suspended. There are roughly 27 Saints players who participated in the last 3 years. Who knows how many are still with the team, but many of their starters could be facing suspensions this year. Their defense could be decimated for multiple games. Payton could be suspended as well. An 0-3 start could put your 2012 season right in the shitter. With the possibility of no 1st round pick for the 2013 and 2014 drafts and salary cap issues, this is very bad news. And I still haven’t touched on the blow to the Saints prestige or the “payback” motivation that other teams will have out for them.


1 Response to “Oh when the Saints ain’t marching in.”

  1. March 3, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    It’s going to be real interesting to see what the NFL does about this because I think they have the opportunity to really make their point about player safety. With regards to the bounties themselves I think it’s absolutely horrible that this is necessary in a league that is based on violence. But with that being said we know this isn’t the first and probably won’t be the last instance of the bounty program. The Saints and Gregg Williams and the rest have done a terrible thing and should be punished. It’ll be crazy to see how this affects their reputation and how this punishment as well as the public ramifications compare to that of Spygate. Also, you think you could take a look at my blog cuz I’d love to know what you have to say http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/saints-bounty-scandal-overblown/

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