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Tarkenton Echoes Hillyer

By on 3.8.12 | 8:05AM

Earlier this week, Quin Hillyer held nothing back against his beloved New Orleans Saints in light of revelations of a bounty system instituted by the Saints former defensive co-ordinator Gregg Williams which other team officials including head coach Sean Payton were apparently aware of. Simply put, Williams paid members of the Saints' defensive team to deliberately injure opposing quarterbacks.

Williams, a former head coach for the Buffalo Bills, left the Saints earlier this year to become the defensive co-ordinator for the St. Louis Rams. Quin has called for Williams (as well as Saints GM Mickey Loomis) to be banned for life from the NFL.

Well, Quin is not alone in his sentiments. NFL legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton echoed Quin's sentiments yesterday in an op-ed piece for The Wall Street Journal. Tarkenton, who was one of the NFL's premier quarterbacks during the 1960s and 1970s with the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Giants, wrote, "Gregg Williams should never be seen in the NFL again."

With the new passing combination of Tarkenton to Hillyer on the case, the Saints now find themselves on the defensive.

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