In the likely event that Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is suspended for running a system of paying players bounties during his time with the Saints, Dave McGinnis is expected to fill in coordinating the Rams’ defense.
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that McGinnis, whose current title with the Rams is assistant head coach, is the likely choice for Rams head coach Jeff Fisher to take over the defense.
McGinnis, the former Cardinals head coach, is a longtime friend of Fisher’s who worked for him with the Titans.
According to the Post-Dispatch report, the Rams believed as recently as Friday that Williams would be fined but not suspended by the NFL. However, the allegations that Williams also paid bounties during his time in Washington and Buffalo, and the fact that Williams has been summoned to the league office to discuss the matter, now has the folks in St. Louis concerned that a suspension is coming.
If that suspension does come, Fisher has his backup plan in place.