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Colts secondary coach interested in Bears job

Colts secondary coach Alan Williams oversaw a defensive backs group in 2009 that ranked 14th in total pass defense, though Indianapolis’ 6.2 average yards-per-pass allowed ranked No. 3 overall and is more indicative of the unit’s potency.  

And this was despite injuries to All-Pro safety Bob Sanders, key nickel back Marlin Jackson, and starting left corner Kelvin Hayden.
Williams appears ready for a step up, and expressed interest in the Bears’ defensive coordinator vacancy at Tuesday’s Super Bowl Media Day.
“If they call and if that happens, when that time comes, it’ll be neat to explore the opportunity,” Williams said.  “My time will come.”  
Williams has been Indianapolis’ secondary coach for eight seasons.  He helped develop Hayden from a little-used special teamer into a Super Bowl hero and the Colts’ top cornerback.  Colts free safety Antoine Bethea, a 2006 sixth-round pick out of Howard, has emerged as a Pro Bowler under Williams’ watch.
Bears coach Lovie Smith indicated Monday that he may lean toward an in-house candidate to call plays on defense.  If not, Williams would appear plenty qualified.
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8 Responses to “Colts secondary coach interested in Bears job”
  1. purpleguy says: Feb 2, 2010 12:05 PM

    Hey, it worked for the Vikes.

  2. ar1888 says: Feb 2, 2010 12:14 PM

    Why ask a coach about going to another team while hes getting ready to coach in the Super Bowl. Let him enjoy his current moment before looking ahead.

  3. raiders177 says: Feb 2, 2010 12:18 PM

    That is a stellar title there.

  4. JimTheHammerShapiro says: Feb 2, 2010 12:18 PM


  5. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Feb 2, 2010 12:20 PM

    Bob Sanders, AKA The Glass Man, has to be one of the most overrated players in the past 4 years.

  6. Blue Horse Shoe says: Feb 2, 2010 12:35 PM

    Good Luck Alan. You deserve better than Polian. Actually, most of you do.

  7. bearsrule says: Feb 2, 2010 1:07 PM

    Lovie: Are you prepared to kiss my ass and run the defense the way I want ?
    Candidate: Yes
    Lovie: You’re hired

  8. footballrulz says: Feb 2, 2010 6:45 PM

    So the whole secondary wants to coach for the Bears–wow, no Super Bowl next year for the Colts. Be pretty easy to pass on ’em.

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