Gregg Williams talks philosophy, discipline and bountygate

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St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams recently did an interview with Mike Claiborne on CBS St. Louis radio station KMOX. Williams discussed everything from his start in football to his players and, of course, BountyGate. You check out the full audio on the the KMOX site.

Having once played the quarterback position, Williams finds himself in a unique spot when it comes to analyzing an offense and selecting his defensive scheme. Having played the position, and understanding the different nuances, Williams has an upper hand when it comes to play calling on the defensive side.

"“As soon as the schedule comes out in April, we develop a chart on the play callers and quarterbacks with those play callers.”"

Williams noted this practice isn’t fool proof and that some quarterbacks (i.e. Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers etc.) have the privilege of changing plays on the field, but that he could pinpoint the playcallers that followed the chart and those that went with their gut.

Williams would go on to say it’s important to allow the players to make the right decisions, but that it’s the coach’s job to put them in the right situations.

"“Buddy Ryan taught me to put the game in the players hands.”"

Next: Williams sees progress from the defense