Landing spot RT @mortreport: Gregg Williams, who was always Jeff Fisher’s preferred choice as DC, is expected to replace Tim Walton in St L
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) January 29, 2014
And so continues the trend of former Tennessee Titans players and coaches joining the Jeff Fisher-led St. Louis Rams. After serving his Bountygate suspension, Gregg Williams spend one season as a senior defensive assistant with defensive coordinator Jerry Gray. Neither coach was retained after Ken Whisenhunt replaced Mike Munchak a couple weeks ago.
It’s a good situation for Williams. He’s inheriting a defense that, statistically, ranked among the middle of the league. Williams will probably get the most out of a defense that’s loaded with talent on the defensive line. The Rams need his type of fiery attitude as the 2013 NFC West featured three teams with 10-plus wins, each of the NFC Championship representatives, and possibly the Super Bowl XLVIII winner (yet to be determined).
Just like Fisher elected to go with the defensive coach he knows and trusts, Whisenhunt went with the man that he knows can install a 3-4 hybrid defense: Ray Horton. Horton has coached solid defenses with the Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns. The Titans just need to retool their front seven and they’ll be ready for the 2014-15 NFL season.
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