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George Henshaw, who coached with Gregg Williams and under Sean Payton, never heard of bounty programs, is disappointed

George Henshaw coached for 20 years in the NFL including time as offensive coordinator of the John Elway-led Denver Broncos, and Dan Reeves’ New York Giants. He was part of the same Titans coaching staff as defensive coordinator Gregg Williams from 1997-2000, and he was a coach on Sean Payton’s Saints staff in 2006 and 2007. LBS spoke with Henshaw, who now serves as an NCSA college recruiting expert, about the Saints bounty program, and he expressed surprise and disappointment over what went on in New Orleans.

Asked if he had heard anything about bounties while he was on the coaching staff with Williams in Tennessee, Henshaw said no.

“That didn’t go on with the Titans,” Henshaw told Larry Brown Sports. “I coached for 38 years, 20 of them in the NFL, and never heard anything like this. That’s why it was so shocking. I don’t think [bounties] goes on except for this case, unfortunately.”

“I was very surprised in the beginning,” Henshaw said when asked for his reaction to the news. “Then after I found out they were telling the truth [about the bounty program], I became disappointed that people in the same profession made those judgments.”

The harsh penalties handed down to the Saints have been debated, but Henshaw agrees with them.

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