Gregg Williams Biography, Age, Wife, NFL, Hard Knocks, Coach, Bounty

Gregg Williams
Gregg Williams

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Gregg Williams Biography

Gregg Williams is an American football coach for the New York Jets of the National Football League(NFL). He was previously head coach of the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League, and also defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints with whom he also won Super Bowl XLIV. He was also acting as an intern head coach in the 2018 season.

He is also known for running aggressive, also attacking 4–3 schemes that put heavy pressure on opposing quarterbacks and also for his key role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal.

Gregg was suspended from the NFL in March 2012 as a result of his admitted involvement in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal.

It was under which bounties were paid for causing injuries that would take targeted players on opposing teams out of games. His suspension was lifted a year later, and he returned to the NFL.

Gregg Williams Age

Williams was born on July 15, 1958 in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. He is 64 years

Gregg Williams Wife

Williams is married to Erin Shannon who is his second wife. He has two sons and a daughter from his previous marriage.

Gregg Williams Son

His son Chase Williams is a 6-0.5, 180-pound Wide Receiver who joined Virginia Tech Hokies football in 2010.

Gregg Williams Coach

Williams was a head coach for the Class 5 Belton High School Pirate football team in Belton, Missouri. He also attended Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) in Kirksville, Missouri.

He was an assistant coach for the University of Houston which is under former Redskins head coach, Jack Pardee.

Gregg became the Special Teams coach of the Houston Oilers under then defensive coordinator, Buddy Ryan in 1990. He was the linebackers coach for the Oilers from 1994 to 1996.

Gregg was then promoted to defensive coordinator of the now Tennessee Titans after the Oilers moved out of Houston from 1997 to 2000.

Being the defensive coordinator, the Titans led the league in total defense and also only gave up 191 points , the third fewest in the NFL since the league adopted the 16-game schedule in 1978. The defense then also helped lead the Titans to Super Bowl XXXIV where they lost to the St. Louis Rams.

Gregg Williams Browns | Gregg Williams Cleveland | Gregg Williams Browns Record

On January, 7, 2017, Greg was hired as the defensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns.

Following the dismissal of head coach Hue Jackson, Williams was named the Browns interim head coach on October 29, 2018.

He guided the Browns to a 5–3 record which included a credible showing against the Kansas City Chiefs ,and was also responsible for the emergence of Baker Mayfield as the team’s quarterback.

There was also growing support for Gregg to take over as head coach on a permanent basis, although his previous history as the Bills head coach and also the Bounty gate scandal may have hurt his cause.

After the appointment of offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens as permanent head coach, Williams and other several defensive coaching assistants were let go by the Browns.

With a .625 winning percentage in eight games as coach, Gregg was the first head coach since Marty Schottenheimer in 1988 to leave Cleveland with a winning record as coach.

In 2001, he joined the Gregg Jarrett Buffalo Bills as head coach along with new team President and also general manager Tom Donahue.

After three seasons in which the team compiled records of 3–13, 8–8, and 6–10 under his leadership, Gregg’s contract was not renewed after the 2003 season.

Gregg Williams Redskins

After his release from Buffalo, Gregg was at the top of several NFL teams’ list for the position of defensive coordinator.

He quickly signed with the Washington Redskins, the only team with which he interviewed, because the Head Coach Joe Gibbs offered him total autonomy over his defensive players and defensive coaching staff.

In Washington, with his aggressive defensive scheme, the Redskins’ defense then ranked third in the NFL in 2004 and also ninth in 2005.

Gregg signed a three-year extension to remain with the Redskins on January 3, 2006, which then made him the highest paid assistant coach in the NFL.

Gregg Williams Jets

Gregg was hired as the defensive coordinator for the New York Jets under new head coach Adam Gase on January 16, 2019.

Gregg Williams Net Worth

Gregg’s net worth is not yet revealed

Gregg Williams Quotes

  • Every single one of you, before you get off the pile, affect the head. Early, affect the head. Continue, touch and hit the head.
  • We’ve got to do everything in the world to make sure we kill Frank Gore’s head. We want him running sideways. We want his head sideways.
  • Kill the head, the body will die.

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