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papz 10-29-2011 09:44 AM

Coordinators Carmichael and Williams Meet the Press
New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams
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Friday, October 28, 2011

What do you think the Rams could gain from knowing who calls the offensive plays for the Saints?
ďThereís a DNA. We do a very aggressive tracking of (offensive) coordinators. There a are DNAs, there are rhythms, tendencies, all kinds of stuff. We spend a lot of time in the offseason doing those types of things. When you have coached as long as some of us have coached, I do it day by day in practices. Some of the most fun times Iíve had since Iíve been here because I have so much respect for Sean Payton is when we have those periods in practice when itís mano a mano. I donít know what theyíre going to do and they donít know what Iím going to do. So consequently when itís a situational thing, thereís no such thing as a straight comment. Something will be said or something will happen there and Iíll put it over in my Sean Payton file. People Iíve been on the same staff with, at some point in time youíre going to go against them and if you can process it or remember it, it will help you.Ē

With a guy like Steve Spagnuolo, how tough is it to go from working all the time with the defense as a defensive coordinator to being a head coach and having less time to spend with the defense because you have to worry about other things?
ďI donít know exactly. I havenít studied the dynamics with whatís going on there in that respect. I will tell you that you learn from every experience that youíre in. If I ever (become head coach) again, I will do what Sean does and just call one side of the ball. Iím one of the few guys along with Bill Belichick that in our coaching careers have been offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator, and special teams coordinator. My sonís playing for Frank Beamer right now who was special teams coordinator at Virginia Tech. You get a chance to sit in that head coaching chair because youíre a pretty good coach and then all of a sudden, you donít do that when you become the head coach. I was guilty of that because there was so much upheaval and turnover with the Bills when I first went there to help in all other areas and turn the other stuff over to staff members is not the fun part of coaching. Iíll always stay involved with that. Iím assuming that Steve is. I stayed involved with the defense but I didnít call the game and that kind of stuff. I would say the head coaches I see in my personal opinion that stay involved with their expertise, I think theyíve been a little more successful than the ones that back away completely.Ē

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Coordinators Carmichael and Williams Meet the Press

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