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Former Vikings tackle Brad Culpepper: We were coached on how to injure opponents

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Excerpt from the linked article: "We practiced techniques to injure players," Culpepper said. "We would dive on a mat and aim for the knee portion of a pad like it was the quarterback, and we would practice going at that and trying to bust the quarterback’s knee. You knock the quarterback out, you win the game." Interestingly, Culpepper broke into the league with the Vikings, where this "coaching" occurred. Say what you want about the merits of the punishment - if the Saints purposefully injured players, they would not be the only ones to ever do it. The coaches for the 1992 Minnesota Vikings Season, Culpepper's rookie season, from wikipedia: Head Coaches Head Coach – Dennis Green Offensive Coaches Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – Jack Burns Running Backs – Tyrone Willingham Receivers – Tom Moore Tight Ends – Brian Billick Offensive Line – John Michels Defensive Coaches Defensive Coordinator – Tony Dungy Defensive Line – John Teerlinck Inside Linebackers – Monte Kiffin Outside Linebackers – Richard Solomon Secondary – Willie Shaw Some interesting names among that coaching staff.

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