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Posted at 1:35 PM ET, 01/10/2011

Gregg Williams to interview with Denver Broncos about coaching job

By Cindy Boren

The Denver Broncos have been granted permission to interview New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams for their vacant head-coaching position.

"He is someone I couldn't recommended high enough," Coach Sean Payton said, adding that he spoke with Williams for about 20 minutes this morning about the Denver job. The Broncos were waiting to speak to Williams until after the Saints' playoff run ended. They lost to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday.

Denver is also interviewing John Fox, who was fired by the Carolina Panthers. However, his interview had to be postponed because of a snowstorm in North Carolina. The Broncos have met with their interim coach, Eric Studesville, and with New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.

By Cindy Boren  | January 10, 2011; 1:35 PM ET
Categories:  NFL  
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I wish Gregg Williams the best, and I'm eager to see him get a second chance.

I maintain that he should've gotten a second chance in DC after Gibbs retired, that he was the best candidate to step into that particular breach, but Dan Snyder and Vinnie Cerrato decided that, you know, hey, how about somebody else? Why not Jim Zorn, for example? Sure, sure, what the heck...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 10, 2011 3:32 PM | Report abuse

As between Williams, Fox, Studesville, and Fewell, I think the Williams is superior as far as talent. Where he gets crushed is the swimsuit portion of the competition.

Posted by: dcsween | January 10, 2011 4:15 PM | Report abuse

As between Williams, Fox, Studesville, and Fewell, I think the Williams is superior as far as talent. Where he gets crushed is the swimsuit portion of the competition.

Posted by: dcsween | January 10, 2011 4:16 PM | Report abuse

I always root for Williams, though I wonder if the Saints' sorry defensive performance against the Seahawks on Saturday might dim his luster a bit as HC material.

I respected Williams even more after Greg Blache last year stopped speaking to the media (secondary coach Jerry Gray taking over the duties), and the way Blache went off on Comcast's Trevor Matich once last season over what didn't seem a terribly tough question (See Dan's old blog post: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2009/08/greg_blache_blows_up_trevor_ma.html).

Williams was tough but he seemed to patiently answer all media questions no matter how the D had performed on a given day. I could never G.W. yelling "DUH DUH DUH!" at a sportscaster. :D

Posted by: blackjack65 | January 10, 2011 4:24 PM | Report abuse

I hope Greg lands this job.

Additionally, I hope Russ Grim receives some consideration form other teams in search of a head coach.

Posted by: Defund_NPR | January 10, 2011 4:30 PM | Report abuse

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