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The Rams officially re-hired Gregg Williams as their defensive coordinator on Thursday with a press conference out at Rams Park. Williams was originally hired by Rams head coach Jeff Fisher back in 2012, when Fisher was named Rams head coach. Williams was named the D-coordinator then, but the "Bounty Gate" scandal emerged from New Orleans, where Williams was the Saints defensive coordinator. The scandal resulted in Williams being suspended for the 2012 season.
Fisher said on Thursday that Williams, his former D-coordinator in Tennessee when the Titans played in the Super Bowl against the Rams in 2000, was always his first choice to join him here in St. Louis to coach the Rams defense. Fisher also added that he got NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's approval of hiring Gregg Williams before offering the job.
Williams, a Missouri native, said at the press conference that he hopes to retire from coaching, working for the Rams, after winning a lot of games with his old friend Jeff Fisher.