The St. Louis Rams officially announced the hiring of Gregg Williams as their new defensive coordinator on Wednesday, per Brian McIntyre.
Williams was with the Rams back in 2012, but was suspended after the Saints bounty gate scandal and later joined the Tennesse Titans. Williams actually did a very good job with the Titans last season, and given that the Rams were forced to make some changes to their defensive coaching staff during the season, I’m sure Fisher is glad to have Williams back and in charge of the unit.
Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the Rams are expected to hire Gregg Williams, who as their new defensive coordinator.
- Jason La Canfora confirms the report of Gregg Williams reaching a mutli-year agreement to be their new defensive coordinator.
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rams have decided not to retain defensive coordinator Tim Walton.
- The Rams have since announced the move.
Walton officially took over for Gregg Williams in 2013. He was the Lions defensive backs coach before that working with Jim Schwartz who spent a number of years with Jeff Fisher while in Tennessee.
St. Louis got off to a poor start to say the least in 2013, but managed to get things turned around to some degree later in the season. This was, of course, after Fisher got more involved with the team’s defensive plans.
We’ll have to see who emerges as potential options for their new vacancy.