Jeff Fisher Talked With Goodell Prior To Hiring Williams


The Rams had to hire Gregg Williams as their defensive coordinator this offseason because his first stint with the team was cut short by a suspension from the league for Williams’ involvement in the Saints’ bounty scandal.

Williams was reinstated in time to serve as a defensive assistant with the Titans last season, but Rams coach Jeff Fisher still wanted to make sure with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that the league was fine with Williams taking over the defense in St. Louis. At a press conference formally introducing Williams on Thursday, Fisher said he got more than that.

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