A year ago, former NFL defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was wondering if he’d ever get a job in the sport he loves ever again. Following the bountygate scandal in which Williams burned bridges in New Orleans and most NFL front offices forever, it looked like the once great defensive coach was being pushed out of the game.
But the Tennessee Titans brought him on and gave him a chance to earn his stripes again and after a season as a senior assistant coach on defense, Williams is ready to not only return to a sideline in proper fashion, he’s ready to be the leader on the sideline. According to former Washington Redskins player Fred Smoot, Williams is interested in filling the head coaching vacancy in Washington.
I just spoke with Greg Williams and he is very interested in the Redskins HeadCoaching job…..I think Greg could help Redskins Nation…
— Fredrick smoot (@Fsmoot21SeanT) December 31, 2013
Who knows where this rumor could go, but Williams has worked for Daniel Snyder in the past and was on track to potentially getting a head coaching shot prior to the bountygate scandal with the Saints.
Williams is one of many options the Redskins can now consider after firing Mike Shanahan Monday morning. He may not be the best candidate but given how much has been shoveled on Washington this season, he might end up being the only guy who wants the job.