January 20, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Colts hire Greg Williams as secondary coach
The Indianapolis Colts have hired Greg Williams as secondary coach. Williams holds 13 years of coaching experience, including the last seven seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers as the ssistant linebackers coach and assistant secondary coach. Last year, the Chargers defense recorded 11 interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and 62 passes defensed. The unit also allowed 22 passing touchdowns, which was tied for the seventh fewest in the NFL and the third fewest in the AFC. Williams oversaw a secondary that ranked fourth in the NFL in pass defense in 2014. Safety Eric Weddle led the Chargers with 114 tackles (91 solo), eight passes defensed, one interception and two forced fumbles en route to his second consecutive Pro Bowl selection. Prior to San Diego, Williams spent the 2008 season as a secondary and defensive graduate assistant at the University of Pittsburgh. The Panthers recorded a 9-4 record and ranked second in the Big East Conference. The team also reached the Sun Bowl. Pittsburgh’s defense allowed 193.0 passing yards per game in addition to intercepting 14 passes. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.