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“Brusque, tactless style” was Blake Williams’ downfall

Billy Mumphrey’s downfall was his unbridled enthusiasm.  For Blake Williams, it was the opposite.

Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports reports that Williams got the heave-ho in St. Louise due to a “brusque, tactless style” when dealing with colleagues and players.  Given that he was working in an industry where plenty of guys are brusque and tactless, it’s not easy to stand out.

Williams apparently did.

Some will say that the brusque, tactless apple didn’t fall far from the brusque, tactless tree, given what we now know about his father, Gregg Williams.  Indeed, the biggest surprise regarding this news is that the elder Williams’ misadventures in 2012 didn’t prompt the younger Williams to engage in meaningful soul-searching and to implement real changes in his way of doing business.

Not long ago, Blake Williams was regarded as an up-and-coming star in NFL circles.  And while he still may get another chance to shine, the apple that is his career has been invaded by a brusque, tactless arrow.

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14 Responses to ““Brusque, tactless style” was Blake Williams’ downfall”
  1. ncm42 says: Jan 2, 2013 4:16 PM

    And nepotism is spelled NFL

  2. rajbais says: Jan 2, 2013 4:16 PM

    These two are idiots!!!

    Gregg Williams is one thing, but I’ve never seen a son get influenced by a self-career ruiner!!!

  3. backindasaddle says: Jan 2, 2013 4:18 PM

    “Brusque, tactless style”: Translation… A rotten, nasty, arrogant jerk…just like dad taught him to be.

  4. turfrage says: Jan 2, 2013 4:27 PM

    Narcissists aren’t capable of meaningful soul searching. They are toxic to any staff.

  5. r0b1b0y says: Jan 2, 2013 4:32 PM

    A) i’d hire both men in a heartbeat B) like the Chiefs in the Herm Edwards days i’d have a kill the head and the body will die banner painted in the locker room and C) I’d track, sacks, tackles for loss, de-cleaters, pancakes, big hits etc. on my team website with no reward attached except for the pride that comes from hitting opposing players with clean hard legal remember me shots.

  6. iced107 says: Jan 2, 2013 4:39 PM

    Gotta love Fisher – recognizes a problem and makes an adjustment, both on the field and off.

    Finally nice to see that in St.Louis for once

  7. firstvictory says: Jan 2, 2013 4:47 PM

    My first question was: “Who?”

  8. electionconfidential says: Jan 2, 2013 4:49 PM

    Alternate theory: Fisher only hired the son to get the father. Greg Williams has now become so tainted that the Rams don’t plan to bring him back, so now they’re throwing back the little fish they never really wanted anyway.

  9. jrodstillersfan says: Jan 2, 2013 5:55 PM

    Might help if you mention in the article what he was employed by Rams to do exactly…

  10. urabozoo says: Jan 2, 2013 11:21 PM

    I dont suppose someone with an axe to grind would have made these comments. Let’s just say it was an anonymous source because they always tell the truth.

  11. weaselpuppy says: Jan 2, 2013 11:34 PM

    Karma always finds unworthy arrogant d-bags and doubles down on them….

  12. drstrangehawk says: Jan 8, 2013 4:34 PM

    You guys need a top down restructuring…. them you might be relevant again.

  13. schmitty2 says: Jan 8, 2013 6:53 PM

    drstrangehawk says:Jan 8, 2013 4:34 PM

    You guys need a top down restructuring…. them you might be relevant again.

    Well that team that isnt relevent came pretty close to the playoffs after finishing 2-14 the year before

  14. drstrangehawk says: Jan 8, 2013 7:09 PM

    Skins got lucky in a declining division. I see 8-8 in your future. The power is shiftinfg to the west. Shanahan gave away the farm to get Bobby three sticks.

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