Tony Dungy: Peyton Manning’s neck injury occurred against the Gregg Williams led Washington Redskins defense in 2006
In a report surfacing straight from the horses mouth, former Colts coach, Tony Dungy, claims that the beginning of Peyton Manning’s neck issues occurred on a hit that took place against the Washington Redskins in 2006, when Gregg Williams was the defensive coordinator for the Redskins.
With news breaking that Gregg Williams had been rewarding “bounties” to defensive players for causing injuries to offensive players, is it safe to say that Manning’s neck injuries were caused due to these same bounties?
Two things are clear. Peyton Manning’s career is in serious jeopardy and Gregg Williams is currently being accused of such bounties against offensive players. So the simple math tells me that these two things could have easily crossed paths.. But I’ll let you judge for yourself.
Another quick thing to note is that Phillip Daniels (one of the players involved on the Manning hit) was one of the only players to come to Gregg Williams defense in light of these allegations. Manning had also said that Daniels wouldn’t let go of his head and Daniels was later fined $5,000 for the hit.