Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Thoughts as Rams fire Gregg Williams' son
By Mike Sando
Former NFL defensive coordinator Gregg Williams remains banned from the league.
It's not looking like the St. Louis Rams are holding a spot for him.
That's one way to read the news that the Rams have fired Williams' son, Blake, from their staff. The younger Williams coached linebackers. He also was thought to be a playcaller on defense.
The Rams hired Gregg Williams as coordinator before the NFL banned him for involvement in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher told reporters Monday that the team hoped to have a new coordinator in place within a couple weeks. That meant Williams could not be named coordinator unless the NFL reinstated him quickly.
Blake Williams' familiarity with his father's defensive system enhanced his value as the Rams adjusted on the fly to losing Gregg Williams unexpectedly. I would assume the Rams would have a spot for Blake Williams on their staff if Gregg Williams were to serve as coordinator.