Williams Audio: ‘Kill The Head The Body Will Die’

On Jan. 26, 2010, New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who has since admitted to administering a bounty program within the New Orleans Saints defense, appeared on Nashville’s 3 Hour Lunch radio show on 104.5 The Zone to discuss the upcoming Super Bowl between the Saints and the Indianapolis Colts while extolling the finer points of his coaching philosophy.

(Exactly What Appears To Have Happened)

Below is a short montage of audio excerpts from the WGFX-FM interview accompanied by video of some of the more notorious hits on star NFL quarterbacks made by defenses coordinated by Williams over the years.


During the interview, 104.5 The Zone co-host Blaine Bishop said to Williams, “You may the first coordinator to have knocked out three Hall of Famers.

In response, Williams said, “I sure hope so, you know how that is Blaine. I’m not going to apologize for it either .. You kill the head the body will die.

Bishop was a defensive player coached by Williams from 1993-2000 when both were with the Tennessee Titans.

Williams was also asked by 104.5 The Zone 3 Hour Lunch co-host Clay Travis if he had cautioned the Saints defense about roughing Peyton Manning in the upcoming Super Bowl after the New Orleans defense coordinated by Williams was flagged and later fined for multiple personal fouls against Vikings quarterback Brett Favre in the NFC Championship game the week before.

In response, Williams said, “I’m not going to worry about that and here’s the deal. When you put too much of that type of worry on a warrior’s mind, he doesn’t play all out. If it (personal foul on the quarterback) happens it happens. The only thing you’d like for me to say is if it happens you hope he doesn’t get back up and play again.”

After the response by the Saints defensive coordinator, Travis said, “wow.”

Audio of the complete, 17-minute interview involving Williams and WGFX-FM 3 Hour Lunch co-hosts Bishop, Travis and Brent Dougherty can be found here.

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2011 Auburn Cost To Keep NCAA Jail Away: $401K

Thanks to breaking news reported Wednesday by Clay Travis on his new website OutkickTheCoverage.com we learned why the NCAA investigation into the Auburn football program, as Travis put it today, “has now stretched into its tenth month.”

Auburn NCAA Defense Fund

(Aubs: $170K Over 7-Day Period To Keep NCAA Jail Away From The Plains)

Travis reported that the latest round of investigatory activity took place in Montgomery in late June:

NCAA investigator Jackie Thurnes checked in to the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Montgomery and conducted interviews in conference rooms there. Thurnes investigation dealt with continuing issues surrounding the eligibilty of Cam Newton and other Auburn players implicated in pay-for-play scandals. 

Travis noted Thurnes was specifically looking into allegations made by former Auburn football players during a recent HBO Real Sports episode.  During her visit to Alabama, the NCAA investigator also attempted to confirm the validity of a separate claim that Cam Newton may have received discounts from a Montgomery-based clothier.

Of the lingering inquiry into the Auburn football program, Travis added:

The NCAA investigation has now stretched into its tenth month, leaving Auburn and SEC officials chastened. In SanDestin at the SEC spring meetings, Florida SEC Commissioner Mike Slive told me that there was no doubt the NCAA’s timeframe often conflicted with the immediacy of media coverage. That dichotomy, between media coverage of allegations and tangible proof of wrongdoing, leaves programs dwelling in a perpetual cloud of impropriety.

Often that cloud can impact recruiting, a point that was driven home to me by Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley in SanDestin. Indeed, it was Dooley’s questioning of the NCAA investigator in SanDestin that led to Chizik’s insistence on whether the NCAA had completed its investigation.

Recruiting issues may have prompted Chizik’s assertive tact, though the looting of the university’s “Auxiliary Enterprises-Athletics” fund by lawyers defending the school may too have something to do with it. Read more…

Audio: Did Moss Rip Fisher As Radio Show Caller?

Nashville is buzzing about a phone call heard yesterday on the local 3-Hour Lunch show on 104.5 The Zone.

Randy Moss Woody The Talk Show Caller

Two days ago, a listener named “Woody” called into the station to talk about Titans Coach Jeff Fisher to show hosts Brent Dougherty, Clay Travis and former Titan player Blaine Bishop.

“Woody”, who took some digs at the Titans head coach, had a voice remarkably similar to Randy Moss.

Excerpt from the call:

Woody: “If Jeff Fisher was the coach of (University of) Tennessee would they love him with his record?

What about when he fired Norm Chow by telephone and everybody’s dogging Vince (Young) but not him (Fisher)?

…. I don’t like Fisher

104.5 The Zone later posted the audio of the call online plus an audio comparison between “Woody” and Moss. The results are stunning. Read more…

ATTN Deadspin: Sean Salisbury Does Not Approve

DEADSPIN made official what we all surmised the minute Editor Will Leitch made it known he was moving to NEW YORK magazine: A.J. Daulerio will take over pointy hat duties at the front of the Gawker-launched vessel beginning Monday.

Daulerio Salisbury

(The “Brand”: Canned by Bristol and now this?’)

Daulerio, an Editor of former Gawker gambling site “Oddjack,” had been a part time contributor to the site until a few months ago, when he was named a Senior Writer for the site. He’d previously been freelancing for Philly publications. (and some of our favorite, orphaned sweat sock-accompanied publications.)

Rick Chandler stays on as Associate Editor and Clay Travis of CBSSports.com has also been added as a fulltimer, with the same title as Chandler. Read more…