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QBREES9 01-08-2012 11:24 PM

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will be free agent after the season; could leave to join Jeff Fisher
 
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ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted Sunday that "many around (the) league believe" Williams will leave New Orleans to reunite with Fisher. Williams served as an assistant under Fisher with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans from 1994-2000 and has long considered him his best friend in the business.

However, Williams did pass up a possible chance to rejoin Fisher in Tennessee in 2009 when he took the job with the Saints. And Williams also passed up opportunities to interview for head coaching jobs in Denver and Tennessee the last two years, partly because he said he felt loyalty to the players he has been coaching in New Orleans.












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pumpkindriver 01-09-2012 12:08 AM

Only way he leaves us is if he's fired or if he gets a HC job. At least thats the way I see it.

lumm0x 01-09-2012 12:13 AM

Some people are born to be coordinators and not coaches. That ship should have sailed for Gregg. Stick around man and lead our D to a few more championships.

LBCutta 01-09-2012 01:08 AM

Let him go. We need a new DC that can teach these boys how to be tough and tackle correctly....basic fundamental football.. Not just blitz like wild banchees every play!

Halo 01-09-2012 01:10 AM

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Originally Posted by lumm0x (Post 365920)
Some people are born to be coordinators and not coaches. That ship should have sailed for Gregg. Stick around man and lead our D to a few more championships.

He was head coach at Buffalo for a few years... didn't work out so well.

Halo 01-09-2012 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by KingCutta (Post 365933)
Let him go. We need a new DC that can teach these boys how to be tough and tackle correctly....basic fundamental football.. Not just blitz like wild banchees every play!

If we lost Williams, Steve Spagnuolo is already looking for a place to be d-coordinator. I'm sure he'll wait until after the playoffs to make a decision.

SAINTstunna 01-09-2012 01:22 AM

If Greg Williams did leave we could basically pick and choose who would replace him. I'm not too crazy bout all the blitzes but everyone wants to challenge themselves to excel at a something different and I wouldnt blame him. I don't know if leaving NEW ORLEANS is the smartest business decision to make right now, but I hope the best for G.W. what ever he chooses!!!!!

The Dude 01-09-2012 03:05 AM

I would not be too sad to see GW go. I like his intensity, but he has to deal with the personnel we have better and teach these guys how to tackle and learn how to sack the QB. I would love Spags to come in.

Cruize 01-09-2012 07:47 AM

He has the most successful and easiest job he will ever have and in a great city. Del Rio would also be a nice fit if he left.

SaintsBro 01-09-2012 08:20 AM

I have no hard proof of this, it's just a hunch, but I kinda get the feeling that Gregg Williams has this unspoken thing, where he wants to coach with his son Blake, they are sort of a package deal now. Sort of a "if you hire me, you have to hire my son too" type of thing. Payton and the Saints were able to find a way to make it work, but not a lot of teams and owners out there are going to be comfortable and go along with that type of arrangement... My hunch is that, it's not money that is keeping Williams here, it's not looking for a better team or better opportunity to win either....so I kinda don't think Williams leaves the Saints, unless it's for a head coaching position AND a promotion for his son as well -- like Williams as head coach, with his son as defensive coordinator, that is the type of situation I could see him leaving us for. And I don't know whether Fisher would agree to that, and I don't think the son is quite ready for that kind of jump yet. This is just my theory about it, based on reading between the lines in the articles I've read.


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