Mark Chmura advocating for cheap shots on Brock Purdy is unforgivably reprehensible

Former Green Bay Packers tight end and current ESPN radio host Mark Chmura has officially advocated for the Green Bay Packers to take deliberately late shots on 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy.

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Playoff games between rivals should be emotional encounters worthy of prime time television. They should never include deliberate, dirty hits against the players of the other team regardless of what's on the line.

Yes, you heard that right. Former Green Bay Packers tight end and current ESPN Milwaukee radio host Mark Chmura has advocated on air in plain English that the Packers should take deliberate and dirty hits on 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy in their NFC Divisional matchup on Saturday night.

While Chmura did not go so far as to advocate for Purdy to be injured and taken out of the game, it's clear that that Purdy's health was not a consideration at all at best, and a silent wish at worst afor him to be taken out.

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The audio has to be seen (or rather, heard), to be believed.

If you aren't currently in a position to listen to the audio, here's the relevant part of the transcript where he advocates for late hits on Purdy:

""You guys are going to think I'm crazy, 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," Chmura said. "I'm just saying, this is the mindset you go into when it's battle."

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

Mark Chmura, ESPN Milwaukee

Mark Chmura was a very good football player when he played. A three-time Pro Bowler, a Super Bowl champion and a member of the Packers Hall of Fame. But it's hard to think of Chmura much as a person if this is what he's advocating to win.

Of course he has good reason to be wary of Purdy. Purdy is coming off a Pro Bowl season of his own and was arguably snubbed for the second team All-Pro spot when the selectors picked Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott despite the latter having most of his wins over teams with losing records and being slaughters against the 49ers earlier in the year.

But let it be known that if any Packers players get it in their heads to take a cheap shot at Purdy, they'll have plenty of players ready to fly the flag back at them. That sort of action won't fly with the 49ers, and Chmura should be ashamed for even suggesting such a thing on air.

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