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Broncos request to interview Gregg Williams

Posted on: January 10, 2011 1:30 pm
Edited on: January 10, 2011 2:06 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton told reporters Monday that the Denver Broncos have formally requested to interview defensive coordinator Gregg Williams for their vacant head coaching position. The reqG. Williams (US Presswire)uest figures to be granted (otherwise why would Payton make it public?).

Despite his defense’s awful showing Saturday at Seattle, Williams figures to be on many teams’ head coaching radar. He has experience with the responsibilities from his days in Buffalo, and he’s crafted some of the best defensive schemes in football over the past 10 years.

Of course, Williams’ experience in Buffalo suggests that he may be one of those brilliant coaches who is at his best as an assistant (like Dick LeBeau, Norv Turner, Wade Phillips or Dom Capers, for example). Williams was 17-31 as Buffalo’s head coach and establish an unattractive reputation for being conservative.

Recall that the Redskins hired Williams with the intent of making him Joe Gibbs’ long-term replacement. That plan was eventually abandoned, though and Williams left the team in ’08. He did a fine job coordinating Jacksonville’s defense that year. In ’09, his legend took off when he won a Super Bowl as the handsomely-compensated defensive coordinator of the Saints.

The Broncos, unable to stop opposing offenses the past four seasons, figure to bring in a defensive-minded head coach. But often the best way to turn around a defense is to hire a great coordinator. Williams is just that. John Elway will soon gauge whether he thinks the man can make a great head coach.

UPDATE 2:05 p.m. ET: John Elway tweets that Williams will be at Dove Valley on Wednesday.

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Since: Mar 2, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Broncos request to interview Gregg Williams

Its just too bad that Gregg Williams was one of the people Lynch ran through, over and around. Greg Williams had players in the right place it is a matter of those players making the stop. And on that play 8 of them couldn't do it. Don't blame the coach for that.



Since: Sep 11, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2011 3:27 pm
 

Broncos request to interview Gregg Williams

As the dust begins to settle over the NFL landscape, many people are still trying to convince themselves of what they witnessed in a cold soggy Seattle afternoon.   Matt Hasselbeck looked like John Elway, heaving the ball for four touchdowns.  The Seahawks defense made key stops in the red zone, forcing and the Saints to settle for field goals, not touchdowns. 

And of course you had Marshawn Lynch, a cast off from the Buffalo Bills, channeling his inner Jim Brown, while running through nearly every member of the Saints defense en route to a game clinching 67-yard touchdown run.

Yes, ladies and gentleman, those Seattle Seahawks, the 7-9 team that nearly everyone agreed would get blown out at home, beat the defending champions 41-36.  I will say again: Nearly everyone.

There were a few writers and sports fans, this one included, who looked at the two teams and believed Seattle could win this game.  While most people were debating whether the Seahawks deserved to even be in the playoffs, there were those looking at statistics and injury reports that did not benefit New Orleans.

You may be asking, what statistics were there that could possibly lead one to believe the 7-9 Seahawks, a team with the fifth-worst point differential in football, could beat the defending Super Bowl champions?

The first thing to take a look at was the fact the Saints played two games in the West Coast this year, losing to the Arizona Cardinals in embarrassing fashion, and barely beating the San Francisco 49ers with a game-winning field goal. Most teams that have to travel thousands of miles to the West Coast do not fare well, and the Saints epitomized that.




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2011 3:12 pm
 

Broncos request to interview Gregg Williams

Does Greg Williams come with lots of lucky turnovers for the next team he coaches?




Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Broncos request to interview Gregg Williams

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Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2011 1:33 pm
 

Broncos request to interview Gregg Williams

Wait...was this request made before or after the Lynch run? I assume before.


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