Although it’s tucked at the bottom of a story by Sports Illustrated’s Peter King about Jeff Fisher taking the head coaching position for the St. Louis Rams, it’s worth noting.
Per King, Fisher will lure Gregg Williams to St. Louis to be the defensive coordinator, a position Williams held under Fisher previously with the Tennessee Titans before he departed to become the head coach of the Buffalo Bills.
Williams has done his best diffuse the situation. On Thursday, he said he will not talk to Fisher until after the New Orleans Saints’ season is completed. The Saints play at the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round on Thursday.
“I love here; this is a great organization,” Williams said, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “I will tell you this about Jeff: he’s my best friend in coaching. The National Football League needs him coaching, they need for him to be a head coach in this league, there’s not very many people as good as he is at what he does. I’m anxious to see where he’s going to go. I don’t know, I don’t know any more than you guys. I don’t talk to him, I don’t mess with him at this time of the year. He doesn’t mess with me at this time of the year.
“We’ll meet back up some time this offseason, maybe do some fishing or hunting together, but the National Football League needs Jeff Fisher back on the sidelines, it really does.”
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