Former Bills coach interviewing with Saints

Posted by Chris Brown on January 8, 2009 – 3:29 pm

Former Bills head coach Gregg Williams is interviewing today with Saints head coach Sean Payton for their vacant defensive coordinator position.

Williams is not being retained by the Jaguars as his contract is expiring. Jacksonville ranked 17th overall in defense this season and 13th against the run despite a myriad of injuries and a brief fallout between head coach Jack Del Rio and MLB Mike Peterson.

Apparently it wasn’t Williams plan to stay very long. He was hired by Del Rio, but operated under the final year of his original contract that he signed in Washington, with Dan Snyder reportedly paying most of his salary this year. Weird arrangement.

Anyhow, it’ll be interesting to see what he can do with the Saints defense in a very competitive NFC South if he gets the job. He’d also face his former team the Bills for the third straight season if Payton hires him.


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