Gregg Williams: ‘We Want Gore’s Head Sideways’

Audio has leaked of Gregg Williams talking to his defensive players the night before the NFC Divisional Game between the Saints and 49ers. In it he urges his players to physically hurt the 49ers.

The audio was captured by filmmaker Sean Pamphilon, who was working on a documentary about former Saints player Steve Gleason, who is suffering from ALS.

In the audio Williams at one point says, ‘We hit [expletive] Smith right there’ – then he points under his chin [and continues] – ‘remember me.’ Then he rubs his thumb against his index and middle fingers – the cash sign – and says, ‘I got the first one. I got the first one. Go get it. Go lay that [expletive] out,’” Pamphilon told Silver.

He also specifically told them to go for the head of 49ers running back Frank Gore.

“We’ve got to do everything in the world to make sure we kill Frank Gore’s head,” Williams told his players. “We want him running sideways. We want his head sideways.”

Other players mentioned in the video are Kendall Hunter, Vernon Davis, Michael Crabtree and also Kyle Williams who Williams targeted due to concussions.

“We need to find out in the first two series of the game, the little wide receiver, No. 10, about his concussion,” Gregg Williams told his players about Kyle Williams. “We need to [expletive] put a lick on him, move him to decide. He needs to decide.”

After hearing this it makes it that much sweeter that the 49ers beat the Saints in the Divisional Game.

Source:  Michael Silver


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  • http://twitter.com/meeksmen @meeksmen

    Dirty mother fuckers. Had more guys knocked out than the 49ers too.

  • Todd

    I've played a little ball in my day, so i've been in locker rooms before game time. was it politically correct; abosolutely NOT. Is this the first time something like that has been said to motivate players to play more aggressively and hit harder, NO. I don't believe anyone wants to see a career ending injury, but when it comes to the playoffs and going to a superbowl. Every team plays more aggressively and hits harder and it comes down to who wants it the most. If a play maker gets injured and misses a few plays or the remainer of the game, it's definetely a game changer and fans want their teams to win, but not from a cheap shot or a dirty hit.