Titans To Interview Williams
Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will interview with the Tennessee Titans tomorrow for their head coaching vacancy. Williams spurned an interview with the Denver Broncos less than a month ago. Here is more from Mike Triplett of the Times Picayune.
Williams' candidacy makes sense, considering his longstanding ties to the Titans organization. He served as an assistant coach with the Titans/Houston Oilers from 1990-2000, serving as defensive coordinator when the Titans reached the Super Bowl after the '99 season. And he has a relationships with owner Bud Adams and some members of the current coaching staff.
Williams has not commented on his potential interest in the Titans job, which surprisingly opened last week when the team mutually parted ways with longtime head coach Jeff Fisher.
Williams has always described Fisher as his closest friend in the business, so it was unclear whether he'd be interested in replacing him in Tennessee. But, clearly, Williams must feel comfortable with that possibility if he has agreed to an interview.
Saints fans need to pray Gregg Williams stays put. He has transformed a below average defense, into a top 4 unit, and a Super Bowl championship bunch. If Williams were to accept a Titans offer, Dennis Allen would have been a strong candidate for promotion to defensive coordinator. However, Allen (Saints defensive backs coach 2009 and 2010) accepted the job of defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos several weeks ago.