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Report: Gregg Williams leaves Saints for Rams

Posted on: January 16, 2012 3:50 pm
 
Reunited and it feels so good. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

On Sunday night we passed along a report that the Rams were offering Brian Schottenheimer their offensive coordinator position and also mentioned the likelihood of Gregg Williams leaving the Saints to join Jeff Fisher in St. Louis. Though there's been no confirmation of the former news, the latter appears to have happened, as Williams reportedly will join Fisher with the Rams.

Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network reports that Williams, who's contract was up in New Orleans, is leaving the Saints to complete the Titans reunion.

Williams worked with Fisher in Tennessee from 1997 through 2000 before leaving to take the Bills head-coaching gig. In his final season with the Titans, his defense was the top-ranked unit in the NFL. After leaving Buffalo, Williams worked with the Redskins and Jaguars before helping lead the Saints to a takeaway-fueled championship defense and a Super Bowl victory.

His last two years haven't been as impressive, however, and he was potentially headed to an awkward contract situation until Fisher took the job in St. Louis.

Williams will take on a pretty big task, as the Rams were 26th in the NFL in points allowed and 22nd in yards allowed. The Rams also ranked 23rd in interceptions but were decent at sacking opponents.

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Comments

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2012 4:25 pm
 

Report: Gregg Williams leaves Saints for Rams

Angelo. you are the first person I've ever heard of that advocated or defended a "Prevent Defense". There is nothing I have ever seen fail more often !



Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: January 16, 2012 4:18 pm
 

Report: Gregg Williams leaves Saints for Rams

It was time to go. Thanks for the memories, I'm looking for fresh new scheme. Good luck in the future.



Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: January 16, 2012 4:18 pm
 

Report: Gregg Williams leaves Saints for Rams

So he's a blitz crazy kinda' guy...the Rams don't need that...we can sack QB's, just can't cover anybody...well maybe with the DB's healing up and a decent draft we'll be better



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2012 4:17 pm
 

Report: Gregg Williams leaves Saints for Rams

maybe williams will now learn a prevent defense instead of blitzing and leaving a tight end wide open for a 30 yard gain

Then we would all be bitching about the ineffectiveness of the prevent defense. The problem was that Vernon Davis is a beast, Alex Smith had a great game, and the Saints defense isn't as fast on a real field-ALL GAME LONG. Thats picture of Fisher is classic. That stache is legendary.



Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: January 16, 2012 4:16 pm
 

Report: Gregg Williams leaves Saints for Rams

After watching the Saints defense meltdown this past Saturday against the 49er's, I would be very concerned.  Didn't the Rams high power offense put up a 30 spot on the Saints this past year?



Since: Jul 31, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 4:01 pm
 

Report: Gregg Williams leaves Saints for Rams

maybe williams will now learn a prevent defense instead of blitzing and leaving a tight end wide open for a 30 yard gain


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