Bryant Young says Mark Chmura calling for cheap hit on Brock Purdy is 'uncalled for'

Hall of Famer Bryant Young isn't having any of Mark Chmura's comments about the Packers needing to deliver a cheap shot on Brock Purdy.

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Bryant Young (97)
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Hall of Famer Bryant Young joined the chorus of those criticizing Packers radio personality Mark Chmura who advocated for a cheap hit on Brock Purdy.

Former Green Bay Packers tight end, and current ESPN Milwaukee radio personality Mark Chmura might want to consider walking back some of his recent comments.

Those comments, of course, involved a suggestion that it might be a good idea for the Packers to take a cheap shot on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy when the two teams play each other in the divisional round of the playoffs this Saturday.

"You guys are going to think I'm crazy," Chmura said during a radio segment. "A 15-yard penalty... and I don't condone this, but I kind of do in the playoffs. A 15-yard penalty for a late hit on Brock Purdy is not a bad thing, as long as it's worth it."


"Sometimes a 15-yard penalty early in the game is worth it if you knock the living crap out of the guy," Chmura continued.

Those comments have garnered plenty of responses and criticisms, including former Niners cornerback Richard Sherman, who called Chmura's words "disgusting."

Sherman isn't alone in the ranks of well-known San Francisco alumni who are taking offense to what Chmura said either.

Bryant Young echoes criticism of Mark Chmura for Brock Purdy late-hit take

Joining KNBR 680's Murph and Markus Show this week (h/t 49ers Webzone), Hall of Fame defensive end Bryant Young had some direct comments regarding what Chmura said about a late hit on Purdy.

"That's the stuff we don't need to hear or say, whether you want to accomplish that or not," Young said. "But it doesn't need to be put out there. And the game is violent and physical as it is without the guys taking cheap shots. But to put that out there, I mean, come on.

"Obviously, you want to play within the scheme of the game and the rules and all those things. And if you're doing your best and the guy happens to get hurt, it can be beneficial. But to absolutely publicly say that, I don't agree with that."

You can listen to Young's full interview on KNBR below:

Young admitted that Chmura is merely an ESPN radio personality and no longer represents the Packers as a player or as someone within the organization.

However, B.Y. echoed that this could easily add "fuel to the fire" for San Francisco.

"It's going to be a physical game, and you want to try and prevent injuries no matter what," Young continued. "And, unfortunately, injuries do happen when you're out there playing your best.

"It's a physical game, but to put a bounty on somebody like that, that's uncalled for.

The 49ers and Packers kick off their divisional-round matchup at Levi's Stadium on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 8:15 p.m. ET.

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