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Titans safety Michael Griffin has never played for Gregg Williams, but he thinks the currently suspended coach could be a good addition to a bad defense, John Glennon of the Tennessean reports.
The Titans are interested in hiring Williams for their defensive coaching staff, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has not been reinstated him from an indefinite suspension for his role in the “Bountygate” program with the Saints.
Jerry Gray is expected to remain Titans defensive coordinator if Williams is added to the staff.
“If he comes, I know coach Gray has coached underneath him (in the past), so I don’t think it would be anything where two coaches bump heads trying to figure things out,” Griffin said. “Just watching the Saints play when they won the Super Bowl, and watching the way they played (under Williams) … and he’s been a coach here before. So he’d be able to bring all that together. I think it would help us in the long run.”
Griffin said he spoke last week to former Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan, now with the Rams, about Williams.
“(Finnegan) said Gregg Williams was a great coach and his son was a great coach also for the Rams,” Griffin said. “So I’m pretty sure, you put him and coach Gray together, we should be able to get things turned around.”
Things appear to be getting more and more interesting for Titans WR Kenny Britt.
A spokesman for Britt says the receiver “has made himself available to cooperate” with police in the investigation of a stabbing incident involving an acquaintance but a spokesman for the Jersey City police disagrees.
“At this point he is still not cooperating with police,” Capt. Edgar Martinez said Monday, via The Tennessean. “So whatever statement he puts out is false. We are asking anyone who has info of his whereabouts to contact us and that includes the owner of the Titans.”
Early Sunday, Britt drove a man with non-life-threatening stab wounds to his back to the Jersey City Medical Center. Police at first believed the injured man was Britt’s brother, though they later confirmed the man as a close personal friend of Britt.
In a statement released to The Jersey Journal, Britt’s spokesman said Britt was leaving a dinner cooked by his friends’ parents when he found his friend injured outside.
An NFL spokesman told The Tennessean on Monday they will look into Britt’s latest incident.
Titans running backs coach Jim Skipper said he’s been told his contract won’t be renewed by team according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.
Skipper has been with the Titans for two seasons. Prior to that he was the running backs coach for the Panthers.
Jaguars: DT Jerome Long, G Uche Nwaneri, TE Allen Reisner, OL Eben Britten, DE John Chick, CB Antwaun Molden, RB Montell Owens
Titans: QB Rusty Smith, WR Damian Williams, TE Craig Stevens, OL Kevin Matthews, DT DaJohn Harris, CB Ryan Mouton, T Daniel Baldridge
Titans: QB Rusty Smith, WR Kendall Wright, OL Mike Otto, OL Kevin Matthews, DE Scott Solomon, CB Ryan Mouton, LB Colin McCarthy
Packers: TE Tom Crabtree, DE C.J. Wilson, S Charles Woodson, DE Jerel Worthy, RB James Starks, WR Jordy Nelson, RB Alex Green
It’s official, the sellout streak for the Titans continues, as the team has announced a sellout for the Titans-Jaguars game at LP Field on December 30th.
The Titans have sold out every game since moving into LP Field in 1999. The Jaguars are expected to return some tickets from their allotment next week, but even if those are not sold, it will still be a sellout.