A bounty program that Gregg Williams allegedly instituted throughout his Redskins tenure ended right after Greg Blache replaced him as defensive coordinator, two unnamed players told The Washington Post.
Williams, who ran coach Joe Gibbs’ defense from 2004 through 2007, was let go in January 2008. The two players told The Post that Blache didn’t approve of Williams’ bounty plan and discontinued it just before the start of the 2008 season.
Blache, who served as defensive line coach beneath Williams, declined to talk about the situation when reached by The Post on Saturday.
“I don’t want to speak about it,” said Blache, who’s now retired and living in Wisconsin.
According to The Post’s report, Williams listed rates on opposing players’ heads, paying out extra if the defender knew the player or had gone to college with him.
“It’s an ugly tradition,” said Matt Bowen, a former safety beneath Williams in 2004 and 2005. “I’m not proud of it.
“But the NFL is a little window of chance. The typical rules don’t apply. Folks are angry about this, and I can see why from the outside. But I guarantee Gregg Williams isn’t the only one who did this. He’s just taking the fall.”
The Post previously reported that the NFL will investigate the allegations created by five Redskins players and a former coach that Williams operated a “pay for efficiency” technique similar to the a single the league revealed he administered from 2009 to 2011 with the New Orleans Saints.
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