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It's been very interesting following the response to the Saints' bounty program on message boards the last few weeks.
Invariably one side of the fence all tend to say the same things: If you're a man and not a boy you're okay with this, this is how real men do things, everybody knows all levels of football operate like this, I guess you want flag football, I'm a tough guy and you're a sissy, etc etc. More often then not people taking this position base their knowledge of the mindset of football players on having played in high school.
Meanwhile every player who has played the pro game, past and present, have called this absolutely disgusting and said they never saw anything that came close to this during what in some cases were HOF caliber careers.
here is one former player's response
Former Eagle Jeremiah Trotter on Thursday said that audio of the Saints' bounty speech is standard talk around the NFL.
tweet from mike greenberg "Greg Williams may sound bad to normal folks,but I don't think there are too many NFL players who find it shocking.This is the way they talk."
ESPN NFL analyst Tim Hasselbeck says he's heard speeches like Gregg Williams' controversial pregame speech many times before. Hasselbeck says he was never been on a team where a coach didn't talk about injuries of opposing players.
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