We have a very interesting development out of New Orleans. Jeff Duncan reports that Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is pulling his name out of Denver’s search for a head coach.
The Broncos requested permission Monday to interview Williams and it was granted by the Saints. Williams apparently had second thoughts about leaving a comfortable situation.
Williams previously was a head coach in Buffalo and he has said before that he would leave only for a situation that he thought would be a good fit. Apparently, Denver does not fit Williams’ profile.
Coach Sean Payton sang Williams’ praises Monday. Although the Saints had a disappointing defensive outing in Saturday’s playoff loss to Seattle, Williams remains under contract with New Orleans for this season. He is one of the league's highest-paid coordinators.
Former Carolina coach John Fox is expected to interview for the Denver job Wednesday.