Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has been around football for his entire life, and he says he has never heard anything like the recording of Gregg Williams urging his Saints players to hurt players on the 49ers.
Phillips told Sports Radio 610 in Houston that he couldn’t believe his ears when he heard what Williams said in the team meeting.
“It made me sick. I just don’t believe in that. It’s something completely against what I believe in. I knew it wasn’t right certainly and I think that’s where you go,” Phillips said, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “I’ve been around the NFL for 36 years. We’ve never talked about that and hurting another player.”
For all the talk from Williams’ defenders that what he said isn’t out of the ordinary in an NFL meeting room, there are a whole lot of people who have been in a whole lot of NFL meeting rooms who insist that what Williams said is beyond the pale. Phillips is just the latest.
“That’s not true,” Phillips said. “I’ve never done it, and I’ve never been around a team that did it.”