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Gregg Williams fired: How it may impact the Titans

In a stunning development, former Titan defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was fired today and eliminated from consideration in the Redskins’ search for a new head coach. Despite three top-ten defenses in Washington since 2004, owner Daniel Snyder has decided to eschew Williams and go in another direction in his quest to find a new field general.
Of course, Gregg Williams will always have a special place in the hearts of Titan fans. His defenses were consistently hard-hitting units that performed admirably during the team’s glory days. The Titans rode the wave of the deadly combination of his defenses and a strong running game to several postseason appearances, including a trip to the Super Bowl.
Williams is now essentially a free agent in the coaching market.
Jim Schwartz is currently the leader of a Titan defense that had a very successful season last year. However, his name has surfaced in the race to fill several head coaching vacancies in recent weeks. Of those coaching vacancies, only one remains as an option for Schwartz, and that of course, is the Washington job.
If Schwartz is able to land the Redskin gig, there is no question that there could be a reunion in store for Williams and the Titans. Despite the presence of Dave McGinnis on the Titans staff, the team should at least consider the notion of bringing Williams back into the fold to lead the defensive unit. The prospect of Williams presiding over a defense consisting of stalwarts such as Albert Haynesworth, Keith Bulluck, etc., is undoubtedly a thought that induces intense salivation.
Of course, there could also be ramifications if Schwartz does stay in Tennessee. Williams is already rumored to be a candidate to fill the vacated defensive coordinator position of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Williams in charge of Jacksonville’s defense is not something Jeff Fisher and the Titans would look forward to facing twice a year.
This indeed will be a situation to keep an eye on during the upcoming days.