Gregg Williams, who almost became the Titans' defensive coordinator for the second time a couple of years ago, has issued a statement apologizing for his role in the whole bounty scandal. Here is what he had to say:
"I’d like to again apologize wholeheartedly to the NFL, Coach Fisher, the entire Rams organization and all football fans for my actions. Furthermore, I apologize to the players of the NFL for my involvement as it is not a true reflection of my values as a father or coach, nor is it reflective of the great respect I have for this game and its core principle of sportsmanship. I accept full responsibility for my actions.
"I highly value the 23 years that I’ve spent in the NFL. I will continue to cooperate fully with the league and its investigation and I will focus my energies on serving as an advocate for both player safety and sportsmanship. I will do everything possible to re-earn the respect of my colleagues, the NFL and its players in hopes of returning to coaching in the future."
I am still blown away that the NFL came down as hard as they did here.
Jeff Fisher said today that he knew nothing about this when he hired Gregg Williams with the Rams. I do not think that is the truth. Fisher and Williams are like brothers, and Fisher has a lot of good relationships in the league office. There is no way he didn't know.
In other news, Fisher said today that he has three former defensive coordinators on his staff and they will divide up the duties. One of those three is Chuck Cecil. Good luck St. Louis.