Former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner made an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show on Thursday and discussed the penalties that the NFL handed out to the Saints players that were involved in the bounty scandal as well as the recent passing of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau.
Warner made it clear that during the 2010 NFC Championship game he didn’t feel like the Saints went after him any differently than any other game he played in.
“I played in a lot of games where they were really trying to take me out,” Warner said. “When I went back and looked at that game … I don’t ever remember thinking it was anything more than a tough playoff game. I don’t remember anything that was beyond the whistle. Even the big hit was legal.”
Warner was shocked that Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has been suspended for a year.
“I was surprised,” Warner said. “I didn’t expect to see a player suspended 16 games.”
“Scares me. They both have the dream, like Dad, to play in the NFL. When you hear things like the bounty and when you understand the size, the speed, the violence of the game, and you couple that with Junior Seau and was that a [ramification] of playing all those years … it’s a scary thing for me.”
Patrick then asked Warner if he would want his kids to not play football, “Yes,” Warner said, “there’s no question in my mind.”
I feel the same way as Warner, I love the game of football, but unless the NFL and the game of football in general figures out a way to almost eliminate concussions, I don’t think I’d want to my son to play.Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone