Gregg Williams and the Saints’ bounty get serious

Do you recall my post when the Saints beat the 49ers in the preseason? Well, it didn’t happen so easily in the playoffs. In an audio recording revealed earlier Thursday, Gregg Williams was heard talking to  Saints defenders about several 49ers on the eve of their NFL playoff game last season.

Whatever defense that Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis and Joe Vitt went to New York with yesterday for their appeal of NFL discipline flowing from the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal might have been blown to shreds. Now the world can hear Gregg Williams’ sinister plans.

With the audio released by documentary filmmaker Sean Pamphilon, there is no disputing the intent that Williams conveyed during a fiery pre-game speech to his defense on the eve of the Saints’ playoff game in San Francisco nearly three months ago. Listen to the video…  Continue reading “Gregg Williams and the Saints’ bounty get serious” Gregg Williams and the Sa…

Super Bowl 2007, part II – Patriots versus Giants

The New York Giants didn’t beat the San Francisco 49ers so much as the 49ers just beat themselves. Two lost kick/punt returns by Kyle Williams (who I can reasonably see as not making the 53-man roster next year now, despite his fill-in receiving statistics this season) combined with having zero third-down conversions after twelve tries. Yes, the 49ers were 0-for-12 on 3rd down.

How do the 49ers normally win football games? The +28 turnover margin got them to the playoffs. They had no fumble recoveries or interceptions tonight. Notch that as a -2 turnover stat.

The Giants beat the Green Bay Packers last week in overtime with a field goal, and they did it to the 49ers this week in a similar fashion. I don’t feel as if the New England Patriots will be as forgiving two weeks from now, in the Super Bowl. Hey, at least Eli can say hi to his brother’s stadium in Indianapolis.

49ers Sign 6th round draft pick WR Kyle Williams

The rest falls in place once the first inks in, and hopefully no Crabtree repeats this year. The SF 6th round draft included a WR, RB, and TE – here is the first to make a deal!

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Thursday that they have signed sixth-round draft choice WR Kyle Williams to a four-year contract.

Williams (5-10, 186) played in 41 games (15 starts) at Arizona State, totaling 109 receptions for 1,626 yards and 18 touchdowns, 74 punt returns for 768 yards and 31 kickoff returns for 709 yards for his career.

In 2009, Williams played in 11 games (9 starts) and led the team with 57 catches for 815 yards and eight touchdowns, while returning 23 punts for 229 yards. As a junior, he played in 11 games, ranking fourth on the team with 364 receiving yards on 19 catches. Williams earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 honors as a returner with a conference-high 17.0 yards per punt return, while serving as the team’s primary kickoff return man with 27 returns for 630 yards.

The 21-year-old Williams is a native of San Jose, CA. He becomes the first of the 49ers eight 2010 draft picks to sign with the team.