Football for me has always been a kind of faith. But now the audio of former New Orleans Saints defensive coach Gregg Williams instructing his team to injure players is testing that faith. As a lifelong NFL fan, I need to know that I’m not financing cruel blood sport.
The audio recordings – of former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams urging his players to injure opposing players – were made public without Steve Gleason's permission. Gleason, a former Saints player who's the subject of a documentary film project, says the filmmaker released audio without consulting him.
The New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV by outplaying and outcoaching them at the key moments of the game.
It used to be said that defense wins championships. Super Bowl 2010 highlights how much that has changed: both the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints rank pretty low in defense.