(Que Emperor March)
There is a darkside of football, which you will never hear spoken of on a National Football League broadcast, or in a interview.
Until today that is.
New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Greg Williams revealed in an interview on a Tennessee radio station, which of course I learned from ProFootballTalk.com as the site is the best in the business, revealed that they want to hit Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, and possibly even injure him..
Being a former defensive player in high school that is nothing new as coaches teach players to knock the snot right out of a ball carrier.
The reason being that when you hit the ball carrier so hard it can intimidate both the ball carrier and his teammates.
So, when a offensive player is down with an injury after getting the snot knocked out of him defenders are really saying in their head yes one less defender.
A true story:
In eighth grade my Cheektowaga Warriors took on the Maryvale Flyers on their field.
Their running back was nicknamed the cow as he was a little bit fat.
In the fourth quarter most of our starters were out or playing their backup positions on defense as this is high school.
Then on one play their running back ran a play up the middle and one of our defensive linemen grabbed him around his legs and then a linebacker plowed through him.
After the play was whistled dead we all noticed the Maryvale running back was injured.
Eventually, an ambulance was called in and while we were all waiting on the sideline a players started to say to each other we slaughtered the cow.
Now, don’t get me wrong defenders hope that someone doesn’t break their neck or sustains a life altering injury.
Usually, they aim for an injury good enough to keep them out of that game and be fine for the following week.
In the end next time you watch a football game and when a player is injured just remember his opponents inside are really happy.