Williams speech intructed Saints to injure 49ers

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Williams speech intructed Saints to injure 49ers

"We need to decide whether (Michael) Crabtree wants to be a fake-ass prima donna or he wants to be a tough guy. We need to find that out, and he becomes human when you expletive take out that outside ACL.Those are the words from former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, in a recording released today following a Yahoo! sports report by columnist Mike Silver. Williams' speech, recorded by documentary filmmaker Sean Pamphilon the day before this year's divisional playoff game against the 49ers, documents the former Saints coordinator's words in which he suggests he would personally pay for a injury-producing shot on 49ers quarterback Alex Smith.You can listen to the recording here.
Pamphilon told Yahoo's Mike Silver that Williams insinuated that the player who took Smith out would be paid:At one point Williams says, We hit expletive Smith right there then he points under his chin and continues remember me. Then he rubs his thumb against his index and middle fingers the cash sign and says, I got the first one. I got the first one. Go get it. Go lay that expletive out.'The NFL suspended Williams indefinitely on March 21 and suspended Saints head coach Sean Payton for one year. Payton is appealing his suspension.CSNBayArea.com reached out to former 49ers DB Darryl Pollard, who supplied his statement:
"Some of what he is saying I agree with. But body parts and going after guys with the intent of physical harm should never come from a coach. P.O.D. (Program of Discouragement) is one thing. Targeting ACL's, ankles, and heads for concussions is something else. He shouldn't be suspended he should be maybe be banded for a number of years if not forever with pension taken away."
Stay logged on to CSNBayArea.com as the Williams storydevelops, and be sure to tune in to SportsNet Central tonight and every nightat 6, 10:30pm and midnight for all the latest news and highlights on ComcastSportsNet Bay Area.

Reports: Former Raiders QB expected to join Cal's coaching staff

Reports: Former Raiders QB expected to join Cal's coaching staff

It looks as though Marques Tuiasosopo is heading back to the Pac-12, again. The former Rose Bowl MVP and Washington quarterback has reportedly been added to the coaching staff at Cal under new head coach Justin Wilcox.

The news was first reported by Bruin Sports Online and later followed up by Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports, via Twitter.

Tuiasosopo is no stranger to coaching in the Pac-12. After spending 12 seasons in the NFL, Tuiasosopo returned to his alma mater to take on a role as assistant strength coach for the Washington Huskies in 2009.

After two years in that role, he joined the UCLA coaching staff as a graduate assistant in 2011 and took on a role as tight ends coach in 2012 under Jim Mora. The following year, in 2013, Tuiasosopo returned to Washington to be the quarterback coach to work for Steve Sarkisian. 

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NBA Gameday: Warriors must summon intensity for early start vs Magic

NBA Gameday: Warriors must summon intensity for early start vs Magic

Having destroyed three highly regarded opponents in their toughest week of the season, the Warriors on Sunday face an altogether different kind of challenge.

This time, it’s simply waking up.

The Warriors will pursue their seventh consecutive win, facing the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 9 a.m Pacific., the earliest game of the season for the Warriors.

The last time the Warriors (37-6) played such an early game in the Eastern Time Zone was March 26, 1995, also in Orlando.

The Magic (18-27) will want to be on alert for Warriors star Stephen Curry, who torched Orlando for 51 points last Feb. 25, his last visit to Amway Center.

BETTING LINE:
Warriors by 12.5

MATCHUP TO WATCH:
Kevin Durant vs. Aaron Gordon: It’s the most efficient high-producer on offense (Durant) vs. one of the top five athletes in the league (Gordon). Durant is taking apart all defenders, and Gordon isn’t known for his D. No, the South Bay native is most known for his ability to fly. Durant’s task will be to minimize lob attempts while keeping him off the offensive glass for easy put backs.

INJURY REPORT:
Warriors: F/C David West (L thumb fracture) is listed as out. G Shaun Livingston (rest) is listed as out.

Magic: G Evan Fournier (R foot soreness) is listed as questionable. G Jodie Meeks (R thumb sprain) and G C. J. Wilcox (L Achilles tendinitis) are listed as out.

LAST 10:
Warriors: 9-1. Magic: 3-7.

SERIES HISTORY:
The Warriors have swept the Magic in each of the past three seasons, compiling a six-game win streak during which they’ve won by an average of 10.8 points per game.

THREE THINGS TO WATCH:
EARLY FOCUS: After such astonishing success in a grueling week, with three emotional games, the Warriors may be susceptible to a letdown against inferior competition. Will they be able to summon the intensity from the start?

THE BIG MEN: Zaza Pachulia will have his hands full with Nikola Vucevic, the USC product who is one of the league’s more skilled scorers in the paint. Vucevic is not much of a defender, though, so Pachulia may find a few opportunities via the back cut or the pick-and-roll.

INSIDE D: If ever there were an offensive team begging to be defended by a zone, it is the Magic, who are 25th in field-goal percentage and, even worse, 28th in 3-point shooting percentage. The Warriors should be in good shape if they limit penetration.