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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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Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:13 am

Report: Gregg Williams leaves Saints for Rams

great point schrude!

and yes if only gregg williams had taken gunther with him... instead the lions d WILL suck just like STL ... i think the rams should have hired LaRussa he has a better chance of putting a winning D on the field!

CONGRATS NO on your trip to the NFC championship game next year! you could put cueballs blow up doll on the sidelines and it would offer a better D than williams! sure you are looking forward to 2012 season now!     

Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 2:50 am

Report: Gregg Williams leaves Saints for Rams

I'm posting this here because I couldn't reply to the post directly and I'm thinking really?  When I put the wrong post under the wrong heading I immediately posted an apology a minute later you obviously read the post that was incorrect but you din't read the apology and the acknowledgement right above it that I knew I made a mistake a minute later and you posted like what 5-10 minutes later to say I made a mistake, no shit I admitted it just goes to shwo that somewhere in internet land someoneis waitng just waiting to flame you for any mistake you post and admit to...who needs to get a life here?  I misclicked I wanted that article to go under elway snd the broncos obviously not williams as the rams knew d coordinator and I admitted as such if you're going to flame me at least flame me for the misclick on my laptop that is more legit then flaming me for a mistake that I acknowledged a minute later that somehow you skipped over

Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:28 am

Report: Gregg Williams leaves Saints for Rams

Combine the power of the Jets offense and the Saints defense and you have.... the St. Louis Rams!!!!

Since: Sep 7, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:53 am

Report: Gregg Williams leaves Saints for Rams

He wasn't coming back after those 2 defensive collapses in the 4th quarter of the 49ers loss.  So good for him, he gets to leave before the Saints could decide NOT to offer him a renewal (which was probably decided by the time Akers was lining up to kick the extra point with 9 seconds left).

Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: January 16, 2012 11:27 pm

Report: Gregg Williams leaves Saints for Rams

Congratulations to the Saints !!!  Now you can go and get a decent D Coordinator. I wish the freaking Lions would have sent Gunther away, insted they resigned him, so our D can suck for another 3 years. 

Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: January 16, 2012 11:25 pm

Good move formthe Niners....

Greg Williams = Overrated. In order for his defenses toi be any good they absolutely, positively have to have an offense that gets a HUGE lead first. Not goona happen Grrrroog.

Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2012 11:24 pm

Rams defense not that bad

They had a nasty rash of injuries, both starting corners were gone for the season by week 3, LB's and safeties injured, near the end of the season street free agents were starting in many positions. The offense did them no favors, constantly going 3 and out and leaving the defense out there to choke for large parts of the game. There's a lot of upside. Tweak some personal, improve depth, and just as important is to improve the offense. Willisams is going to be fine, IMO, if those things happen.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2012 11:00 pm

Report: Gregg Williams leaves Saints for Rams

Apaprently, Gregg Williams did not get enough butt-whooping from the 49ers. He wants to face them twice a year...every year. He leaves the Saints (a team with a great offense and a good defense...ok, the defense sucks, but the Rams have no great offense like the Saints) and goes to the Rams. The Saints are better off without Gregg Williams who does not stay in any one place for long. I guarantee that Williams will leave to the Rams in 3 years or less! He will get fired.....or be let go. 

How does Williams leave the Saints if he does not get a higher position. I'm guessing the Saints said "look Gregg if you want to leave for greener pastures let us know. We will help you pack and move. *We want your inept defensive coaching skills outta here*  

Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:44 pm
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Since: Jan 19, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:25 pm

Report: Gregg Williams leaves Saints for Rams

BWAHAHAHA!!! I sat in Giants stadium when he wheeled Rian Lindell out for a 51 yard field goal into the wind...if anyone has ever sat in that stadium, you know what I'm talking about. Needless to say, the field goal fell closer to the 5 yard line than the uprights.

And he probably wonders why he hasn't had a head coaching offer in 10 years.  

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