Gregg Williams sat out from the NFL for a year and was able to find a job with the Tennessee Titans when his indefinite suspension was lifted.
His son Blake Williams didn’t find a soft landing spot after Jeff Fisher fired him from the St. Louis Rams at the end of this past season. Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Blake Williams has been hired as a defensive consultant for William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., an NCAA Division II program.
That is quite a drop after Blake Williams was the linebackers coach last season but really the defensive coordinator in the absence of his father, who was suspended for his role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. According to the report, the 28-year-old Williams will primarily be in charge of linebackers and calling defensive plays.
“Coach Williams and I have known each other well for quite some time, and I am excited to blend his knowledge and expertise with our team,” William Jewell coach Jerod Kruse said in a statement announcing the hiring.
Maybe some time away from the NFL will help Blake Williams like it did his father. We’ll see.
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