Yeah, Sean Payton definitely had no idea that Williams told his defense to tear Michael Crabtree's ACL.

If you haven’t heard the audio you should listen to it. Tomlinson posted the full video, complete with yet another Saints rant in what’s become an indefensible act of stupidity. Gregg Williams knew there was a filmmaker in attendance. He knew he was being recorded. The sheer arrogance displayed here is disconcerting to say the least.

The appeals filed by Joe Vitt and Sean Payton are all but dead in the water at this point.What we can salvage from this is the ass kicking delivered by the 49ers offense in the NFC divisional playoffs. All talk and little substance summed up the Saints D when it mattered, bounties and all.

Mike Silver of Yahoo Sports talked to Sean Pamphilon, the person who recorded Williams “motivational” speech and documented parts of the Saints 2011 season:

“When [Gregg Williams] was talking about the Gore stuff and saying ‘cut off the head,’ I was thinking, ‘That’s a metaphor,’ ” Pamphilon says. “The thing that really got me was when he said the thing about No. 10 and concussions. I thought, ‘Did he just say that?’ That was the red flag for me. And then the comments by the Giants made it hit home even harder.”

And now you want to know the rest of the story:

  • The Cowboys covet Memphis DT Dontari Poe but don’t want it to be known. The cat is out of the proverbial bag. [Star-Telegram]
  • The Jets and Dustin Keller are discussing a contract extension. Keller was quite the safety blanket for an oft erratic Mark Sanchez. [ESPN New York]
  • Ravens DB Bernard Pollard fears Roger Goodell is trying to turn the NFL into a flag football league. You may remember Pollard for destroying Tom Brady’s knee with a low hit in week one of the 2008 season. [SportsRadioInterviews]
  • Current 49ers CB and former Redskin Carlos Rogers confirms Gregg Williams had a similar ‘pay-for-injury’ system during his time in Washington. [ProFootballTalk]
  • Draft Guru Russ Lande is a big Luke Kuechly fan. [Sporting News]
  • Mike Shanahan chose to take the high road after Donovan McNabb’s comments about the veteran coach’s ego getting in the way of RG3′s development. [ESPN]
  • The AEG group, the company seeking an NFL franchise for Los Angeles, will present a 10,000 page document to the city of L.A in hopes of gaining approval for a $1.4 billion stadium. Yes, 10,000 pages. [Washington Post]
  • Nike’s new uniforms contain the ‘newest’ in performance technologies designed to adapt to hot and cold weather. [Time]
  • The Louisiana Senate is urging the NFL to lessen the punishments handed down to Mickey Loomis, Joe Vitt and Sean Payton. Thank you state politicians for reinforcing our opinions of you. [NFL.com]
  • Ending on a positive note, Steelers Running Backs coach Kirby Wilson visited with the team for the first time since suffering severe burns in a house fire three months ago. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

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