With the recently released audio of former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams imploring his players to target specific players and their vulnerable body parts, it regurgitates the thoughts and video accompanying the Baltimore Ravens game against the Saints in 2010. In the Ravens 30-24 victory, Ravens QB Joe Flacco was hit repeatedly by the New Orleans pass rush, with one hit in particular reminiscent of what the Saints have now been rightly accused of.
On the specific play in the video above, Flacco was hit after releasing the ball by the New Orleans pass rusher. Although no one should have a problem with that hit, it was the other Saints player coming in well after the ball was released, with Flacco lying unprotected on the ground. The offending players puts his knee in Joe's back and the fact that there was no flag on that play incited the normally-reserved QB into a profanity-laced tirade on the sidelines that also included WR Anquan Boldin with dirty looks at the referees from head coach John Harbaugh.
Now that this "Bounty-Gate" issue has surfaced, it will be evidence like video as well as others that will be regurgitated to place further implications of a systematic effort to support and encourage dirty tactics by Williams players, which will not be going away anytime soon.
Does this video of the Saints late hit on Ravens QB Joe Flacco in 2010 make you believe they were targeting him per DC Gregg Williams' instructions?
Absolutely yes! (190 votes)
No way, it's part of the game! (14 votes)
Hmmm,...still hard to say... (35 votes)
239 total votes