When the Rams officially unveiled their roster of coaches for the coming season, neither the name “Gregg Williams” nor the title “defensive coordinator” were mentioned.
After Saturday’s rookie minicamp practice, coach Jeff Fisher confirmed that there won’t be a defensive coordinator in 2012.
“It’s really no different than it was when this thing went down,” Fisher said, via comments distributed by the team. “It’s going to be a collective, collaborative effort.”
The coaching staff has three former NFL defensive coordinators: Fisher, assistant head coach Dave McGinnis (pictured with Fisher), and defensive backs coach Chuck Cecil.
The Rams have faced only minimal pressure to part ways with Williams, even after last month’s release of audio from a defensive meeting occurring the evening before the Saints playoff game against the 49ers. Williams has been suspended indefinitely, and he is eligible to be reinstated after the 2012 season.