Mario Williams and the Buffalo Bills definitely had people talking these past couple of days with comments he said to the Buffalo News. Williams had said “He (Pettine) usually says, ‘Kill ‘em or hurt ‘em. ‘ That’s what I always hear.” After that surfaced memory of the word “Bounty” came back to the minds of people throughout the league.
We all know what happened in that instance that left a coach and players suspended. Greg Williams behind the “Bounty” scandal was recently reinstated after being suspended indefinitely for his role that had players targeting certain players.
That said on current and past issues with this bounty talk I just don’t get all the commotion about it? Is what Williams said really that bad? I hear people say that kind of stuff all the time while watching the game. Friends of mine that also played in college did it as well. Everyone wants to see that big hit or play that turns a game around. Injuries occur from those and people don’t say anything about them. Is it because they didn’t say kill’em first? It’s a part of the game and I don’t think people need to drag on saying it’s bad for the game and people are bad for saying it.
Since the comments from Mario he has taken to twitter to clear up any question or doubt about Pettine’s philosophy. He basically says that Pettine never actually said those words but that’s how he takes it from his perspective. Now people are going to think Pettine indeed did say those words and Mario is trying to turn the attention but again who cares. No one I believe is really trying to kill anyone and is just part of the game. Hopefully this doesn’t linger into training camp and the Bills can just go about their business.