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Jags DE claims Gregg Williams stole playbook before ’99 AFC Championship game


During Super Bowl week you can hear some crazy allegations come out of the woodwork as former NFL players get all sentimental about their chance at glory. Last year was the hoopla surrounding former Oakland Raiders head coach Bill Callahan and him throwing the Super Bowl by changing the playbook the night before.

Now we’re getting an accusation from the 1999 AFC Championship game. Former Jaguars defensive end Renaldo Wynn claims that Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams stole their playbook. Williams of course is famous for the New Orleans Saints bounty program.

“You know why we fell short in that AFC Championship game?” Wynn told Mike Meltser and Seth Payne of SportsRadio 610 in Houston on Friday.  “After that I ended up getting coached by Gregg Williams. . . .  First thing he said when he came in the door was, ‘Hey, you know why you lost?’  With a lot of other explicit words with that.  He said he had our playbook.  Greg Williams had our playbook.  Our game-plan on offense.  [He] had our playbook.”

How did he get them? How could Wynn know he possible stole their playbook? Wynn played under Williams for three seasons with the Washington Redskins from 2004 to 2006.

“I know how he got them,” Wynn said.  “He started getting playbooks when I was with him.”

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