Well, there’s your smoking gun. Given the likelihood of concussion lawsuits (measured against the league’s desire to have an 18 game season), the short term employment prospects of former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams are a tad worse than say, Garo Yepremian becoming a QB coach. From Yahoo Sports’ Michael Silver ;
Early in the 12-minute speech, Williams told his players, “Kill the head, the body will die” – one of the coach’s signature phrases, according to numerous current and former Saints defenders. In this case, Williams designated 49ers halfback Frank Gore as “the head” and then ratcheted up the rhetoric.
“We’ve got to do everything in the world to make sure we kill Frank Gore’s head,” Williams told the players. “We want him running sideways. We want his head sideways.”
Then, referencing backup halfback Kendall Hunter, Williams continued: “Little 32, we want to knock the [expletive] out of him. He has no idea what he’s in for. When he’s on the sideline, we’ve gotta turn that [expletive] over, turn their coaches over, turn the spectators over. Go and get that [expletive] on the sidelines.”