Gregg Williams stands by his claim of four head-coaching offers without interviews

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Browns interim coach Gregg Williams created a headline on Wednesday when he boasted that he has been offered four head-coaching positions without even interviewing for any of them. On Thursday, Williams had a chance to clarify those comments.

He did not.

“Here is the deal, I probably never should have said that because I put other people on the spot,” Williams said. “Those things were easy for me to do because if it is not right it is not right. I just chose not to do that and chose to keep doing what I was doing and got a raise every time I stayed wherever I stayed. It just is what it is.”

It is what it is, but it’s still hard to believe it happened. Williams has never been regarded as a consistent A-list candidate, especially not since the events of 2012, which saw him suspended for a full year for his role in creating and implementing the Saints’ bounty program. Even if he were in demand, few candidates get offered head-coaching jobs without an interview, and Williams has never had that kind of cachet.

But, hey, he may be telling the truth. The only problem is that no one is ever going to believe it.

46 responses to “Gregg Williams stands by his claim of four head-coaching offers without interviews

  1. I believe him. Until someone can prove he’s lying I believe him. Falls in line with our judicial system, innocent until proven guilty. Well back in the 1980s maybe, these days its the other way around with the anti-christ that is social media.

  2. Well, he never said NFL Head Coaching jobs.. so I can believe that.

    A few highschools offered a HC job without an interview, and he’s puffing out his chest.

  3. Donald Trump stands behind his which hunt claim and one after the other members of his administration admit guilt and go to jail.

    Pathological lying has nothing to do with reality. Liars will continue to lie!

  4. I could’ve hooked up with no less than 4 Sports Illustrated Swim Suit models, sight unseen but I decided my laundry took precedent and I was rewarded with clean, fresh smelling clothes every time.

  5. He’s like the Uncle everyone has, when at a family gathering starts saying stuff and everyone is like….What? The you realize who it is.

  6. Hahahahahahahahahahaha, i get it, it was a trick or treat joke. Not even the Browns want him, they are just stuck with him for a bit.

  7. Could be HC positions in NFL, College?

    Funny thing is he said the same thing almost two years ago when he was hired as a the DC and nobody cared!!

  8. I do recall that when Williams was the DC for Washington under Joe Gibbs 2.0, he was supposed to be the successor. How the succession plan changed, I don’t know, but maybe that’s one of the four he’s referring to. Although “totally made it up” still feels more plausible.

  9. Not that it is likely but Gregg keeps talking himself out of any chance to become a NFL head coach.

  10. He had offers from four other teams and he chose the Browns Defensive Coordinator position over them? Good Lord, how bad is management and ownership of those other four teams that he chose the Browns over them? Are they NFL teams?

  11. waynefontesismyfather says:

    November 1, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    I believe him. Until someone can prove he’s lying I believe him. Falls in line with our judicial system, innocent until proven guilty. Well back in the 1980s maybe, these days its the other way around with the anti-christ that is social media.
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    Some really faulty logic in there. His claim is so over-the-top and his reputation spotty at best, I don’t know how you would give him the benefit of the doubt. Zero chance an NFL team would hire him without an interview, for numerous reasons already alluded to in the article.

  12. heLLpaso says:
    November 1, 2018 at 3:37 pm
    Probably Divison III jobs.

    So he would be telling the truth then!

  13. I believe him. He says since his last HC job, so I believe that after the saints won the SB he had HC job offers. I don’t think he had any HC offers recently however.

    “Since I left Buffalo, I’ve had 11 letters sent in to interview for head coaching jobs, and all of them behind the scenes I have, four of them I didn’t even have to show up, just sign the contract and come,” Williams said

  14. How did the Browns ever win or tie with Hue, Todd and this clown running things? How he is the turd still floating around the bowl over there is beyond me.

  15. Google, Amazon and Facebook all just left me messages within the past 5 minutes. If I return their call, I’m in, no interview required. It’s just my loyalty to my current job keeping me from taking any of these great offers.

  16. waynefontesismyfather says:
    November 1, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    I believe him. Until someone can prove he’s lying I believe him. Falls in line with our judicial system, innocent until proven guilty. Well back in the 1980s maybe, these days its the other way around with the anti-christ that is social media.

    1st, you know that this is pretty much a form of soial media right?

    2nd, you type with that visor on Gregg?

  17. mikefromtexas says:
    November 1, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Serious question: when is the last time an NFL hired a head coach without interviewing him first?

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    Jon Gruden

  18. Why is this so hard to believe? It could have been an offer from a General Manager he is close with, 4 different times over the last X years. He didn’t necessarily say it was 4 different teams, just 4 offers.

  19. Vance Joseph is still a head coach. I absolutely believe he was offered all them jobs considering the lack of quality HC’s currently employed.

  20. It was probably 4 offers from 1 team, either the Jets or the Bills. You don’t believe me? I have 2 words for you… Rex Ryan.

  21. He learned most of what he knows from Buddy Ryan years ago in Houston.
    So just think of him as a 3rd Ryan brother – with Rob & Rex. It explains a lot.

  22. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. The coaching community has very high thoughts of him league wide which would say to me that he’s also a known commodity among front offices, too.
    GW is a master motivator and that is the #1 requisite for HC’s. He’s most likely understood the ramifications of the “bountygate” scandal on his career trajectory and has made the proper adjustments. His last 2 pressers have been excellent and this IS NOT the same guy in we saw in NO and Buffalo. I would not be surprised if he becomes the future HC of this team in 2019. He, Dorsey and Haslam seem to be cut from the same cloth when it comes to football.

  23. Seriously, 4 offers and he ends up as interim coach of a train wreck. Dude needs a new career coach.

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