Report: Gregg Williams joins forces with Jeff Fisher

That didn’t take long.

Two days after the New Orleans Saints’ season was ended in a dramatic divisional round playoff loss at New Orleans when the defense failed to hold a late lead, the defensive coordinator has departed.

As many speculated, Gregg Williams has hooked up with longtime friend Jeff Fisher, joining his new staff with the St. Louis Rams. Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network reported the news. Williams will bring his trademarked aggressive style to St. Louis after striking out on his own for quite a while without Fisher.

It would be unfair to pin the Saints’ loss on Williams and the defense as the Saints’ offense continually turned the ball over. But given a lead in the final minute, New Orleans couldn’t hold on to win and secure a trip to the NFC Championship Game.

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