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Gregg Williams | DT

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (59) / 7/15/1958

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Browns hired Gregg Williams as defensive coordinator.
The move had been rumored and is now official. Williams takes over for Ray Horton, who lasted just one season in Cleveland. Williams served as the Rams' DC for three seasons but wasn't going to be asked back following the departure of head coach Jeff Fisher. The Browns utilized a 3-4 scheme under Ray Horton but will likely move to a 4-3 with Williams at the helm. Cleveland allowed the second-most yards and the third-most points in 2016 while winning just one of `16 games. Sun, Jan 8, 2017 11:19:00 AM

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Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports the Browns will hire Gregg Williams as their defensive coordinator.

Ray Horton is out as DC after only one season. Williams was unlikely to keep his job in Los Angeles under the team's new head coach (whoever it may be) and will now move cross-country to coach one of the league's worst defensive units. It will be interesting to see how the Browns configure their defense next season. They used a 3-4 scheme under Horton but Williams has traditionally coached 4-3 defenses.
Sat, Jan 7, 2017 09:10:00 PM

The Browns have offered their defensive coordinator position to Rams DC Gregg Williams.

Williams would take over for Ray Horton, who is being let go. The Browns have also reached out to former Broncos DC Wade Phillips. Williams is still employed by the Rams but maybe not for long as the next head coach will likely pick his own staff. Only the 49ers allowed more yards than Cleveland this year. Whoever the Browns end up hiring will have their work cut out for them.
Fri, Jan 6, 2017 05:03:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Rams' defensive coaching staff is hoping to keep their jobs if the team hires an offensive-minded head coach.

The defense is the least of the Rams' worries and is where all the talent resides on the team. DC Gregg Williams has led an aggressive, attacking unit the past few years, but one could argue it's also a very undisciplined group. The Rams finished 15th in team defense DVOA this season and No. 6 against the run. The problem the past couple years has been the defense getting worn down late in the season because the offense can't stay on the field.
Fri, Jan 6, 2017 10:05:00 AM

Rams hired Gregg Williams as defensive coordinator.

Just as we all expected. Williams and coach Jeff Fisher are longtime pals, and Williams was originally Fisher's handpicked defensive coordinator when Fisher was hired ahead of the 2012 season. Williams then got caught up in the BountyGate scandal and was suspended indefinitely by the NFL. He was reinstated ahead of the 2013 season and spent the year as a senior defensive assistant under Titans coach Mike Munchak. Williams, by all accounts, ran the defense. DC Jerry Gray just had the title. Williams adheres to an aggressive, blitz-heavy 4-3 defensive scheme. The Rams should continue to rack up sacks.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 01:51:00 PM

Gregg Williams has been reinstated by the NFL and has joined the Titans as a defensive assistant.

The last loose end from the Saints' Bountygate saga gets tied up. Williams, whose chilling speech to his players ahead of a playoff game against the 49ers served as a smoking gun of sorts, will serve as a "senior assistant for defense." He'll work with coordinator Jerry Gray in what we expect to be an aggressive, blitz-heavy 4-3 scheme. Williams and head coach Mike Munchak go back more than 20 years.
Thu, Feb 7, 2013 12:36:00 PM