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, elevated from assistant to head coach of the Cleveland Browns when Hue Jackson was fired Monday, has quite the resume for his work building aggressive and usually successful defenses. That resume, though, is tainted by what went down in New Orleans.Williams, now 60, helped the Saints win their only Super Bowl as defensive coordinator from 2009-11. His unit, led by Will Smith, Jonathan Vilma and Darren Sharper, gave up lots of yards and often was bailed out by a top-ranked offense.What that unit — and every one Williams handled whether as a D-coordinator or as head coach in Buffalo — had was an attacking style. Unfortunately Michael Thomas Jersey White
, according to an NFL investigation, that led to head-hunting for money.And to one-year suspensions in 2012 for Williams and his boss, Saints coach Sean Payton.The NFL found that Williams put in place while in New Orleans a rewards system for hits on opponents with intent to injure, including increased payments for tackles that knocked an opposing player out of a game, called “cart-offs.” If the Saints’ defense knew of an opponent’s previous or lingering injury, they would target it.Injuring such stars as Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers drew “special” rewards, the league found.Some players also said Williams did the same when he worked for the Bills and Redskins; others refuted that.“I want to coach defenses that are respected, and they’re respected when they’re feared,” Williams said while working for the Saints. “None of the things we do is cheap. They’re aggressive. What we do is https://www.thesaintslockerroom.com/authentic-tre_quan-smith-jersey
, we’re going to play hard, and here’s the deal, we’re not going to apologize. I’m not going to apologize for how hard our guys play and I’m not going to apologize if they’re trying to lay the wood on everybody. When the other team is worried about protecting themselves over protecting the ball, we all like that a lot better.”The league suspension was handed down in March 2012 after Williams had been hired to oversee the St. Louis Rams’ defense. He subsequently was released by the Rams and sat out that year.Tennessee brought him in for the 2013 season after the NFL ban was lifted, and he moved to the Rams in 2014. Williams was let go at the end of 2016 and joined the Browns under Jackson last year.While in Buffalo, Williams had a 17-31 record in charge from 2001-03.Wherever he has worked, Williams has been known for his defensive acumen and for his willingness to speak far more freely than most NFL coaches. That style generally has made him popular with his players — many of the Saints defended his approach when he was there — but his forthrightness also has led to harsh feelings with others.With offensive coordinator Todd Haley also fired Monday, Williams was the only remaining assistant with NFL head coaching experience. Welcome to Saints Gameday!Tonight:New Orleans Saints (5-1) at Minnesota Vikings (4-2-1)The Saints face the Vikings in a rematch of January’s Divisional Playoff.While all of the national attention may be focused on that game and the unbelievable ending, the only thing that truly matters in this game and the impact it has on both of these contenders going forward.This is a huge game Drew Brees Jersey White
, and the winner may just find themselves in a great position looking toward a first round bye and a coveted home playoff game.Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves though.The Saints have a chance not to avenge a loss, but to gain a victory.Here’s to the Saints attaining that victory tonight.Who Dat!Here are your links to follow all of tonight’s Saints Week 8 action:Game time:Sunday, October 28th - 5:20pm PST / 7:20pm CST / 8:20pm ESTLocation:U.S. Bank Stadium - Minneapolis, MinnesotaWeather Forecasterfect conditions under the roofTV Broadcast:Sunday Night Football on NBC (National Broadcast)- Al Michaels and Cris CollinsworthDIRECTV NFL Sunday TicketSNF not available in this package)Radio:WWL 870AM/105.3FM New Orleans-Featuring: Zach Streif, Deuce McAllister, and Kristian GaricSIRIUS XM 226 / Internet 821 New Orleans Saints radio network affiliates can be found hereMinnesota Vikings radio network affiliates can be found hereOnline Streaming:NBCsports.comiOS/Android Streaming:NFL App and/or NBC Sports AppOdds:Saints -1.5; Over/Under 53Uniform Combination:Color Rush: White Jerseys and White PantsOpponent Blogerfect conditions under the roofTV Broadcast:Sunday Night Football on NBC (National Broadcast)- Al Michaels and Cris CollinsworthDIRECTV NFL Sunday TicketSNF not available in this package)Radio:WWL 870AM/105.3FM New Orleans-Featuring: Zach Streif, Deuce McAllister, and Kristian GaricSIRIUS XM 226 / Internet 821 New Orleans Saints radio network affiliates can be found hereMinnesota Vikings radio network affiliates can be found hereOnline Streaming:NBCsports.comiOS/Android Streaming:NFL App and/or NBC Sports AppOdds:Saints -1.5; Over/Under 53Uniform Combination:Color Rush: White Jerseys and White PantsOpponent Blog
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