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VIDEO: Saints Defender Injures Opponent

Every NFL defense has had its moments of extreme violence. I don't really get how anybody can still watch Ravens-Steelers games anymore, as the winner seems to be the team with the least amount of brain damage at the end. The Falcons' own Dunta Robinson is good for a flag-and-fine hit every year, it seems.

But the New Orleans Saints have caught the NFL's eye due to Gregg Williams' alleged bounty program, and hits like this are gonna look a little bit different from now on:

There's also the Kurt Warner game and the Brett Favre game, both of which came during a season in which the NFL alleges the bounty pot grew to its highest.

That hit by Malcolm Jenkins on Reggie Kelly came shortly after Curtis Lofton was flagged for hitting a Saints receiver in the chest with his forearm. Jenkins' hit was not flagged. As Jon Gruden pointed out, that didn't make much sense at the time.

The NFL hipster likes to respond to the story by pfffffft-ing it. Of course they have a bounty program. Every team does. I'll admit I'm entirely biased here, but the point is, when the NFL said the Saints have been playing dirty, a whole lot of people were able to recall multiple instances from Williams' time in Nola that look a little bit differently now.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.