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Old 01-11-2008, 10:47 AM   #1
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Matt Bowen says Williams is the best choice

Interesting perspective here, he says he actually thought more highly of Williams than Gibbs:

Without a doubt, Gregg Williams is the best fit for the Redskins.

Williams has been running his defense like a head coach would run a team since he arrived in D.C. When you had an issue with something or someone on the team, you went to Williams. When you wanted to know what the appropriate dress code was for road trips, you asked Williams, and when you busted a coverage, or missed a tackle, you most definitely went to Williams.

I felt as if I played for two head coaches in Washington. I respected Coach Joe Gibbs, but I thought higher of Coach Williams. Maybe I was impressed with the way he ran the team defensive meeting or his talks the night before games, but I wanted to impress the man. He speaks with emotion when he talks to the defense, you believe him. More than any coach I have played for in this league, Williams was the guy I wanted to play for. He is a players’ coach, but he rules with an iron fist, equaling the perfect combination for winning. He demands your best in meetings, practices and on Sundays. He demands you be a professional.

Yes, there is time for fun, but when it comes down to business, it is about winning with Williams. By far, he is the most prepared coach I have ever seen. Scouting reports become manuals for winning, and film study a way of life. I thought I had pro football all figured out, but after two seasons with Williams, I became the student of the game I wanted to be.

Link to rest of the article: Williams best choice for Redskins - Examiner.com
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:20 AM   #2
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Re: Matt Bowen says Williams is the best choice

GW definitely has mad leadership skills....you can tell from his press conferences that he know what he is doing.
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Re: Matt Bowen says Williams is the best choice

It's safe to say that Bowen is a bit biased since he mainly dealt with GW instead of Gibbs, but he makes some good points regardless. And even though Bowen liked his tough guy approach, that doesn't always jive with every player.
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Phillip Daniels said that Williams gave a lot of speeches to the TEAM before games and when he spoke, the guys listened.......on both sides of the ball.
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good read. the more i read about Williams, maybe he is ready to take the helm
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Re: Matt Bowen says Williams is the best choice

I have to say that ever since the Tom Friend artical Ive been very bias towards Williams.

This artical is the nicest thing Ive ever heard anyone say about him, and I might just be changing my tune towards GW. You have to respect a guy that is all about preperation and hard work to get a win. If players dont want to do everything it takes to play as good as they can each Sunday do we really want them here? Im a huge Lavar fan, but I guess that was part of the problem, he wanted to rely on his atheleticism and not the preperation and study that everyone else was doing. Kinda disrespectfull to all the other players.
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:56 AM   #7
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Re: Matt Bowen says Williams is the best choice

I mentioned this in another thread that GW has respect from both o and d, great leadership skills, and he's organized and prepared at all times. I think that has the makings of a great HC.

I only hope that DS doesn't have something personal against GW. This process is a long one so i'm not jumping to conclusions right now. However, as mentioned in another thread, I don't really trust DS to make the best choice. He'll make what he thinks is the best choice. I don't know maybe i'm just too loyal to GW. I'd hate to let him go, he'll get his shot somewhere.

We saw this happen w/ the Steelers, when they overlooked Grimm and Whisenhunt for Tomlin. So, i wouldn't be too suprised.
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I have to say that ever since the Tom Friend artical Ive been very bias towards Williams.

This artical is the nicest thing Ive ever heard anyone say about him, and I might just be changing my tune towards GW. You have to respect a guy that is all about preperation and hard work to get a win. If players dont want to do everything it takes to play as good as they can each Sunday do we really want them here? Im a huge Lavar fan, but I guess that was part of the problem, he wanted to rely on his atheleticism and not the preperation and study that everyone else was doing. Kinda disrespectfull to all the other players.
You let Archuletta's opinion ruin your view of GW, even after the D did a complete 180 this year?

Wow.
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Whatever i just remember matt bowen teasing us in the first game of gibbs' return, against tampa. He played a good game. Then he messed up his leg or something and then just played behind clark. Whatever, he is going to be biased. I would guess, all the guys that played on that 2004 team would respect the football mind of the defensive coaches more.
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Bowen's comments make me want Williams to be the next coach even more now. If anything, I feel that he learned a little humility being around a great, but humble man in Gibbs. Williams is at the perfect age where he can still relate to young players, yet he brings a wealth of experience. I feel it's his time, if not here, then definitely somewhere.
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Great article...I think it says a lot coming from someone who isn't even with the team now...he didn't have to say all that, it doesn't benefit him at all. I remember Bowen having some solid performances for us when he was here.
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It's safe to say that Bowen is a bit biased since he mainly dealt with GW instead of Gibbs, but he makes some good points regardless. And even though Bowen liked his tough guy approach, that doesn't always jive with every player.
I think it would work with this team though. We have professionals on this team. Even quirky guys like CP are serious about football. I think his leadership would translate well for this team. Really well. I am glad to see some analysis of GW from a player like that.
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I have to say that ever since the Tom Friend artical Ive been very bias towards Williams.

This artical is the nicest thing Ive ever heard anyone say about him, and I might just be changing my tune towards GW. You have to respect a guy that is all about preperation and hard work to get a win. If players dont want to do everything it takes to play as good as they can each Sunday do we really want them here? Im a huge Lavar fan, but I guess that was part of the problem, he wanted to rely on his atheleticism and not the preperation and study that everyone else was doing. Kinda disrespectfull to all the other players.
Matty poinmted out that that was Arch just spewing sour grapes over being revealed as a fraud. That and a little inferring about things like the Lavar situation made it seem way worse. I think they made mistakes in handling issues but it seems to me the problems could lay right at Dale Lindsey's feet. They got rid of him and all of a sudden everyone thinks GW is the greatest ever in the locker room. Maybe GW just wanted his players to be pros and not get into pissing matches with coaches even when the coach is a dick. I guess he gave Dale the benefit of the doubt and eventually realized that Dale WAS the problem. Seems like that to me anyways.
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Hey guys, I live in Tennessee Titan's country and on the local sports talk radio this morning they were talking about Jim Schwartz interviewing for the Skins HC job. That is being discussed in another thread, but when they finished that conversation, they said that Greg Williams, if he did not get the HC job in D.C would be high on several team's list to be a Defense Coordinator. These guys on the radio, of whom one was former Skins and Titans player Frank Wycheck, spoke of nothing but praise for Greg Williams.

I think Danny is kind of missing the boat if he does not hired Greg, who is overwhelmingly the "best coach available" for the Skins at this point. Danny may be thinking something long term with another coach and we all know he likes to make a big splash with players and coaches, but I think he needs to look at how other successful teams are doing it these days with continuity and a defensive minded coach. Recent offensive minded coaches have not worked out very well, while defensive coaches instill that toughness and work ethic that all teams need. "Danny.... think defense and hire Greg.... Please!
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I think it would work with this team though. We have professionals on this team. Even quirky guys like CP are serious about football. I think his leadership would translate well for this team. Really well. I am glad to see some analysis of GW from a player like that.
Yeah but we all know what CP thinks about practice. Do you think he would appreciate bootcamp Williams in August?
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