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Postby Jake » Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:39 pm

From BuffaloBills.com:

Pro Experience:
14th year in NFL / 3rd with Bills

For Gregg Williams, the 2003 campaign will be his third in Buffalo after being named as the 12th head coach in team history on February 1, 2001.

The consistent improvement and fierce competitiveness displayed by the Bills in two seasons under Williams has Buffalo fans extremely encouraged and optimistic about the team's immediate future.

Under Williams last season, the Bills executed a five-game turnaround from 2001, matching the best one-year improvement in team history. It also was the AFC's biggest turnaround in 2002 and second-best in the NFL behind only the Carolina Panthers, who went from 1-15 to 7-9.

In 2001, his first season as an NFL head coach provided many challenges, including cost-cutting cap decisions as well as injuries to key players. Still, under Williams in '01 the Bills continually displayed a unique brand of toughness and resilience. Particularly in the latter part of the season, the Bills earned a reputation as a young team that would battle each week no matter the circumstances and were a squad that no one looked forward to facing.

Williams came to the Bills after 11 seasons with the Tennessee organization, including the last four as the Titans' defensive coordinator. Williams worked his way up from quality control coach in 1990 to defensive coordinator in 1997. Under his leadership in 2000, the Titans defensive unit led the league in total defense for the first time since joining the NFL and the 191 points allowed were the third fewest in the NFL since the league adopted a 16-game schedule in 1978. The Tennessee defense also led the league in third-down efficiency (30.8%), fourth-down efficiency (8.3%) and fewest first downs allowed (215).

In 2000, under Williams' guidance, the team also established the franchise's single-season records for sacks (55), fewest passing yards allowed (2,424), and fewest offensive touchdowns allowed (17). The Titans also ranked first in the AFC and second in the NFL over the 1999-2000 seasons in sacks with 109 combined. Tennessee was the only team in the NFL to place in the top seven in both run (3) and pass defense (1); and over their last 37 games under Williams, the Titans' run defense only allowed three 100-yard rushers. In 1999, the Titans' defense also led the NFL in the big play stat of combined sacks and turnovers with an impressive 94.

Before taking over as defensive coordinator, Williams spent three seasons (1994-96) overseeing the Oilers' linebackers after spending the 1993 campaign as the team's special teams coach. In 1993, Williams' special teams unit had the top-rated punting game and rated sixth in kickoff return defense. From 1990-92, Williams served as the club's first quality control coordinator. In addition, Williams had previously assisted in the coaching of the Oilers' defensive backs, assisted the "scout" teams for practice sessions and helped the defensive coaching staff on game day.

Prior to joining the Oilers, Williams spent the 1988-89 seasons working with the linebackers as a graduate assistant at the University of Houston for former Oilers head coach Jack Pardee. From 1984-87, Williams was the head coach at Belton (MO) High School after spending the 1980-83 campaigns as an assistant coach at his hometown of Excelsior Springs (MO) High School. In his time as the Bills head coach, Williams has repeatedly exhibited his high regard for high school coaching profession, most notably through the high school coaches clinic he and his staff conduct each spring.

P E R S O N A L
A native of Excelsior Springs, MO, Williams (born 7/15/58) was a quarterback and also played baseball at Northeast Missouri State where he received his B.S. degree. He later earned his master's in education from Central Missouri State. Gregg and his wife, Leigh Ann, have a daughter, Amy (13) and two sons, Blake (18) and Chase (11).
COACHING HISTORY
2001- Buffalo Bills
(Head Coach)
1997-00 Tennessee Titans
(Defensive Coordinator)
1994-96 Houston Oilers
(Linebackers)
1993 Houston Oilers
(Special Teams)
1990-92 Houston Oilers
(Quality Control)
1988-89 University of Houston
(Graduate Assistant)
1984-87 Belton (MO) High School
(Head Coach)
1980-83 Excelsior Springs (MO) High School
(Assistant)
RIP Sean Taylor 1983-2007
RIP Kevin Mitchell 1971-2007
RIP Justin Skaggs 1979-2007
RIP Sammy Baugh 1914-2008

RIP JPFair
RIP VetSkinsFan

#60 Chris Samuels: 6-time 6-time 6-time 6-time 6-time 6-time Pro Bowl left tackle!

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Postby DEHog » Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:43 pm

You left out if he wear boxers or briefs or maybe :moon:
"Sean Taylor is hands down the best athlete I've ever coached it's not even close" Gregg Williams 2005 Mini-Camp

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