Carl Banks may be right. This may be what is said in locker rooms all over this league. The context of the situation is part of the problem.
Knowing that Williams was involved in the bounty program, and then hearing these statements, make it worse. Knowing that he has been found to be administering a bounty program, and then hearing these statements about specific guys, makes it a lot worse for Gregg Williams.
Secondly, I would like to think that other coaches don’t word it the same way. Maybe I am being naive, I mean I have never been in an NFL locker room. I would hope that other coaches would talk about attacking guys, seeing if they are healthy, rather than insinuating that they should take guys out of the game by injuring them.
And finally, if Carl Banks is right, it’s scary. If all over the sport, defensive coordinators are talking to their respective teams about injuring players, it’s a bad sign. It doesn’t make it right, calling it “coach talk”. The game is rough enough without calling out guys to injure. It’s unnecessary, and it’s scary.