September 1, 2011; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams during the first quarter of a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at the Louisiana Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans Preparing to Welcome Back Gregg Williams

The Tennessee Titans seem to be on the verge of making an actually surprising offseason move by hiring former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to be the assistant head coach of the Tennessee Titans.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Titans are right on the verge of hiring him, though nothing is official yet:

I think we’d all heard ramblings from fans, though none had quite been saying that he should be assistant head coach, they had pushed for him as defensive coordinator. That was all just bar talk though, nothing that anyone thought would come under serious consideration, especially considering the fact that all of the Titans hirings have come from within this season.

Williams had been suspended this season thanks to the bounty gate scandal. That also cost him his contract with the Saints.

I have to say that I’m a little shocked to see the Titans bring him in, though I do see it as a good hiring. It’ll be interesting to watch the defense with both Gray and Williams working on it.

How does the news strike you? Are you excited to have Williams back in Tennessee?


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  • Joshua Huffman

    Yeah. I’m fine with him coming back to Tennessee. Munchak knows him. Other coaches say stupid things before each game. I’m interested to see what his duties are as “Assistant coach.” Fallback plan for if Jerry Gray starts next season with a poor defense?

    • Justin Stewart

      Agreed. Not sure how much control he’ll have over the defense, but I’m interested to see it.

  • Gary

    The defense couldn’t possibly get any worse. I’ve never seen a team with two defensive coordinators before but if that’s what it takes…so be it.

    • Justin Stewart

      Basically. Be interesting to see how much say Williams has about the defense.

  • disqus_8x76VO6mLC

    I like it. Gregg Williams brings real football intelligence to the Titans. Defense will get better.

    • Justin Stewart

      Sure hope so.

  • disqus_8x76VO6mLC

    Titans are a smart team. Winning over everything. It doesn’t matter how u get the pretty girl. JUST GET THE PRETTY GIRL!!! Who in their right mind doesn’t want to win a Super bowl???

    • Justin Stewart

      Too bad we don’t have one already…. Damn you Dyson!

  • josh gunnels

    I am giddy as a schoolgirl right now. Here comes the swagger we lost when Finnegan was shown the door.!

  • Modesto Koczwara

    Finally a smart move? Its like The Titans higher-ups saw my post!

    • Justin Stewart

      Ha ha ha. It’s true!