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Titans Reportedly Interested in Adding Gregg Williams to Coaching Staff

Posted by Gary Glenn on January 27, 2013 – 5:27 pm

williams012713Several media outlets are reporting the Titans have interest in bringing back Gregg Williams to their coaching staff.

Williams, the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator from 2009-11, would need to be reinstated from his suspension by the NFL for his role in the Saints’ bounty program before he can be hired. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told the Associated Press Sunday the league has not yet addressed Williams’ potential reinstatement.

Williams coached with the Oilers/Titans from 1993-2000, rising from defensive assistant to coaching special teams, then linebackers and finally defensive coordinator.

In Williams’ last season with the Titans, Tennessee ranked first in the NFL in fewest yards allowed, first in passing yards allowed and third in rushing defense. The Titans also set a franchise-record for fewest points allowed with 191 with an aggressive defense.

LOCKER ON THE MEND: The surgery to repair Jake Locker’s twice dislocated non-throwing shoulder is expected to keep him in a sling for about a month, during which time he’ll work with physical therapists to maintain range of motion, but the quarterback hopes to be ready for minicamps in June.

“Everything went like they hoped it would,” Locker told the Tennessean’s Jim Wyatt. “I feel great, I’m feeling awesome, really. … I’m supposed to make a full recovery and have a strong shoulder. If all goes well, I shouldn’t have to miss anything with the team.”

Locker said his pain level feels fine except for when he sleeps at night. “It doesn’t hurt too bad,” he said. “It’s just getting used to not being able to use one arm. It’s kind of a shock to the system.”

TICKET PRICES NOT RISING: The Titans will not raise ticket prices for the 2013 season, owner Bud Adams told Wyatt.

“We approached the process of ticket pricing with thoughtful consideration of all our season ticket holders. We appreciate each and every ticket buyer and are indebted to them for their constant support,’’ Adams said. “After this careful consideration, we are pleased that we are able to hold the line on our ticket prices for 2013. We will continue to build towards a better 2013 with the continued support of our great fans.”

Titans ticket prices continue to be among the lowest in the NFL ($46 to $92 per game).

SENIOR BOWL A WRAP: Titans player personnel executives and coaches are back in Nashville after spending last week evaluating players at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

The Titans now turn their attention to free agency and next month’s scouting combine, another key phase in the evaluation process for April’s NFL Draft.

Here’s a recap from Saturday’s Senior Bowl action.

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13 Responses to “Titans Reportedly Interested in Adding Gregg Williams to Coaching Staff”

  1. By fredrick boothman on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    gregg williams will be good hire be total upgrade on defensive for them . If sean payton is allowed to coach again so should gregg williams be allowed too coach again its called a second chance in life vick got one and he did dogs fights

  2. By Titanman45 on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    This is a GREAT move for theTitans. I really dont care what happen with him when he was with the Saints. He will bring a different attitude to this team. Now we will blitz on almost every play.. This guy will bring disipline to both sides of the ball. GREAT MOVE…………

  3. By Dyson84 on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    This move is great for the team as a whole and yes they have to reinstate him as all parties involved in the “bounty gate” were cleared the coach served his suspension and so did greg williams let him back in the league and the titans will be all the better for it. GO TITANS GO!!!

  4. By addicted2football on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    If Williams is reinstated and Loggains works out well at OC, this could be the coaching shakeup we so badly needed. Sure, bringing Williams back will be somewhat of a PR nightmare in the beginning, but it won’t be nearly as bad as the night terrors I still get thinking about our pourous 2012 defense.

  5. By logan on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Absolutely a great moves for us and gregg no other team is likely to give him a chance at dc like we will since ryan is in st. louis now now all eyes are on goodell and as a southern miss titan fan i have absolutely no love for them in fact i hate the saints with a passion but even i think the whole bounty gate thing was total b.s. vilma served no time so i think a year out for a bogus charge is plenty of time Rodger..

  6. By Titans/Oilers fan on Jan 28, 2013 | Reply

    I oppose the hiring of Williams.

    What kind of message does it send to our kids if we hire someone who promoted injuring players. Are we, as a society, so in love with winning that we cannot maintain a descent standard of ethics and morality as our higher priority.

    As with the use of steroids, and recruitment violations, and overlooking criminal behavior of some athletes (as with Kenny Britt), we continue to justify cheating and low standards as long as winning is the result. The values and standards of our sports culture seems to reflect our country’s character overall, and it is therefore very disappointing that the message being sent to our kids, America’s next generation, is not the ideals of respect for your opponent, or fairness in competittion, or doing the best you can.

    We should be teaching our kids to measure their worth and status from the value that they find and build within, not from a scoreboard.

  7. By Titanman45 on Jan 28, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Titan/Oilers fan…. come on, we are the laughing stock of the league right now.
    No other coach wants to come to Nashville, so we MUST take what we can get.
    Everybody makes mistakes, SO WHAT he had issues on another team…we need this guy back in the league so he can help out our team. GO TITANS

  8. By addicted2football on Jan 28, 2013 | Reply

    @Titans/Oilers fan – America is the land of second chances bro, if you don’t believe me just ask Adam Pacman Jones. I don’t condone what Williams did, but I’m not foolish enough to believe he was the only DC in the league who was doing that, he’s just the one who got caught and made an example of. If Pacman, Sean Payton and Michael Vick deserve another chance then Williams does too.

  9. By addicted2football on Jan 28, 2013 | Reply

    and I totally agree with Titanman45, I don’t care if we hire Adolf Hitler, if he can help our team, bring him in!!!!!

  10. By fredrick boothman on Jan 28, 2013 | Reply

    I oppose you Titans/Oilers fan what a load of crap you typed out saying giving second chances is a bad message to kids no ones perfect. I”LL BET YOU GOT CRIMINAL RECORD TOO AND ITS WORST THAN KENNY BRITTS

  11. By dave on Jan 28, 2013 | Reply

    Make him the head coach or at least the DC. He is a top notch coach for any team in the NFL, and we need a good coach right now badly.

  12. By Titans/Oilers fan on Jan 29, 2013 | Reply

    Actually, I made no critique or statement at all on Greg Williams or Kenny Britt or steroid users, etc. and I would certainly not judge them or argue that they are bad people. And I am very much in favor of second chances. However, being a coach or athlete of a professional team is a somewhat public role, by which these persons in certain ways represent their fans and communities. Since they have greater influence, the fans have the right to ask for a certain standard to be held in filling these positions.

    My criticism is directed towards the management’s decision to not consider character and public image as an important part of their evaluations of players and coaches. Our rights should not diminish as a result of our poor judgements; however, our opportunities for a public role should.

    So yes, I would rather lose. (…and I hate losing.)

  13. By fredrick boothman on Jan 30, 2013 | Reply

    Titans /Oilers fan what you on crack of course you said things about Williams and Britt i really think that you think you are better than anybody else wow thats makes you a god being on crack would put you cloud 9 wouldn’t it Titans/Oilers fan people are people doesn’t matter if you are a living on the streets or football owner standard for judgement should be equal

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