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Gregg Williams won’t tolerate “loafers”

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The Titans already had a defensive coordinator when they hired Gregg Williams.

But they’re hoping he adds the same kind of aggressiveness to the defense as in his previous stops. Williams has tried to keep a low profile since joining the Titans, but said Wednesday his priority is keeping his players properly motivated.

“The thing I won’t ever compromise on, or otherwise I’ll retire, is effort and toughness. So there is no excuse for a loaf in this league,” Williams said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean. “That is what this game is about, and players don’t want to play with someone who doesn’t get that, and coaches don’t want to coach them. That is one of the things that bothers me, if a guy is not 100 percent all the time when he plays this game, and a lack of toughness.”

The idea that his bounty suspension might have softened him isn’t rooted in reality, and players said his message of accountability and effort has been received.

“He is keeping charts of every man, and he is telling the whole defense who is loafing and who is not,” veteran safety Bernard Pollard said. “He has brought accountability. He is always making sure every man is being accountable to the man next to him, in front of him and behind him. And that is definitely needed.”

While Jerry Gray is the coordinator, Williams’ stamp on the Titans defense is already clear, and will be required to change a defense which allowed a franchise record 471 points last season.

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26 Responses to “Gregg Williams won’t tolerate “loafers””
  1. mrlaloosh says: Aug 22, 2013 10:29 AM

    A big loaf won’t tolerate loafing? Make it with their while$$$. Come On Man!

  2. steelerben says: Aug 22, 2013 10:30 AM

    Players went on to describe how he kept them motivated by offering incentives for big hits, sacks, interceptions, and fumble recoveries. See, there is a pool that all of the players contribute money into and then it is paid out at the end of each week. It really goes a long way towards preventing loafing around and gets the guys flying.

  3. harrisbarton says: Aug 22, 2013 10:32 AM

    Stating the obvious: If he catches you loafing, he’ll instruct one of your teammates to go for your head or your knees.

    Sorry, but the guy is still a total low-life.

  4. bygd1 says: Aug 22, 2013 10:36 AM

    That is good to hear, As he does compromise Integrity, Honesty, Safety among other things, the man is a Putz

  5. ezg1 says: Aug 22, 2013 10:37 AM

    Appears that Williams, a cheater and liar, came in from his suspension and took Gray’s job! Another Great Management decision by the Titans!

  6. hehateme2 says: Aug 22, 2013 10:39 AM

    Kill the head…

  7. Manbearpig says: Aug 22, 2013 10:39 AM

    2010 Super Bowl Champions – New Orleans Saints*

  8. randomcommenter says: Aug 22, 2013 10:42 AM

    You guys. You loaf around the field. You loaf your way to the ball. You loaf in and out of the huddle. You know what that makes you? Larry!

    Loafers !

  9. vgferenzi says: Aug 22, 2013 10:47 AM

    Fan of lace ups huh?

  10. sandblastermoron says: Aug 22, 2013 10:49 AM

    Ur a complete scum bag Gregg!

  11. bangreggwilliams says: Aug 22, 2013 10:51 AM

    He hates loafers…he prefers heels.

    Can’t believe this lying, cheating, pretend tough guy is back in the NFL. Great to know his shoe preference though.

  12. aldante66 says: Aug 22, 2013 10:53 AM

    Why doesn’t he throw out his loafers and just wear shoes that lace? Simple solution.

  13. jimmyt says: Aug 22, 2013 10:57 AM

    “Kill the head and the body will die” is an ancient saying, not inveted by Williams. It does not and did not literally mean “hurt someones head” as some of the less educated poster’s (and some writers) infer. That said, there is no doubt the bounty program existed.

  14. floratiotime says: Aug 22, 2013 11:00 AM

    He’s big on Crocs though.

  15. nirvana504 says: Aug 22, 2013 11:04 AM

    Keep crying…Who Dat

  16. jack3dsd says: Aug 22, 2013 11:05 AM

    Greg Williams really is the best defensive coach in the NFL. He brings a toughness and an attitude wherever he goes.

  17. sb44champs says: Aug 22, 2013 11:10 AM

    Manbearpig says:
    Aug 22, 2013 10:39 AM
    2010 Super Bowl Champions – New Orleans Saints*
    ==========================
    Looks like someone is just a tad bit jealous, lol..

  18. granadafan says: Aug 22, 2013 11:10 AM

    Rex Ryan loves loafers. So easy to remove.

  19. tommyribs says: Aug 22, 2013 11:14 AM

    You go to the outfield, you lollygag.

    You go to take batting practice, you lollygag.

    You go to get on the bus, you lollygag.

    You know what we got a bunch of Larry?

    LOLLYGAGGERS!

  20. citizenstrange says: Aug 22, 2013 11:18 AM

    ” … to change a defense which allowed a franchise record 471 points last season.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Yet held Roethlisberger to 23 points in a 26-23 Titans win. And this was BEFORE Roethlisberger got injured and was supposedly “good.”

  21. tommyribs says: Aug 22, 2013 11:18 AM

    jack3dsd says: Aug 22, 2013 11:05 AM

    Greg Williams really is the best defensive coach in the NFL. He brings a toughness and an attitude wherever he goes.
    ——————————————————
    The best defensive coach in the NFL?

    Ya, I don’t know about that.

    Dick LeBeau and Mike Zimmer would have something to say about that.

  22. medicman911 says: Aug 22, 2013 11:20 AM

    It’s all about winning. About time the Titans get someone with enough “man berries” to make these guys play tough football. If Fischer was still there he would do the sane thing!

  23. dragonfly99 says: Aug 22, 2013 11:35 AM

    Total Hypocrisy by Roger Goodell and NFL management to constantly preach player safety and then let this guy coach in the NFL.

  24. myditkainyourbutkis says: Aug 22, 2013 11:56 AM

    NOTICE: Read other comments before reposting the same Bull Durham quote.

    #SusanSurandanLookedOld25YearsAgo

  25. taylormade311 says: Aug 22, 2013 12:22 PM

    Good, the Titans D has been soft as kleenex the last few years.

  26. axespray says: Aug 22, 2013 2:11 PM

    Considering he made something out of nothing with the saints garbage D, I can’t imagine how good his defenses could be if some GM gave him a group of pass rushers and corners.

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