So the Tennessee Titans have been in talks with Greg Williams, and pending a reinstatement by Roger Goodell, Greg Williams will be the new Assistant Head Coach for the team.
That's a lot to take in.
The Titans have underwhelmed their fan base with their off-season moves as far as coaching staff changes are concerned. Almost all the hires at key positions were from within the organization, and coming off a 2011 season with little to brag about, these moves speak of apathy. The move to get Williams, however, flies in the face of that thought process.
Yes, Greg Williams has ties to Mike Munchak, as have all his hires, but this is definitely outside the box thinking. Not much could have rocked the boat more than bringing in Greg Williams. Saints players and coaches were suspended for multiple games and even up to a full season for their involvement in Bounty Gate, but Williams was the only one to be suspended INDEFINITELY. His "Kill the head and the body will follow" quotes made during a defensive meeting became infamous as they tarnished both himself, the Saints organization as well as the league itself.
Greg Williams has joined the ranks of those that many believe should be blacklisted from the game entirely. Nashville is a growing city with a lot of cultural influxes, but that retains many of it's small town sensibilities. The move to bring in Williams may very well turn off a few of an already disgruntled fan base locally. There's a fine line in this way of thinking though. If you want all of your players and coaches to be role models, then you would be hard pressed to even field a team in the NFL. I believe that the bulk of the Titan faithful will rejoice with this move. Yes, he preached violence in a violent game. Yet, nothing Greg Williams did was anywhere close to being in the vicinity of the crimes committed by Michael Vick, who was welcomed back into a fan base (albeit Philadelphia's) and held by many on their fantasy football rosters.
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