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Gray knows what to expect from Williams' defense

Secondary coach Jerry Gray played under New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and coached under him with the Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills and Redskins.

"I know Gregg," Gray said.

And so Gray knows that Williams probably will use his full assortment of exotic blitz packages in an effort to make things difficult for quarterback Jason Campbell and Washington's offense Sunday at FedEx Field. Why? Because that's what Williams does, Gray said.

"He's going to do what he does," Gray said. "And to me, I don't think he should back off. Because again, he's always done that."

After briefly considering hiring Williams as head coach following the 2007 season, owner Daniel Snyder fired Williams, whose defenses were ranked among the top 10 in the league during three of his four seasons in Washington.

"He's going to try to pick and choose what's the right time to blitz and what's the right time not to, to put his guys in position to win a game," Gray said. "I don't think it's any type of vendetta or anything like that, 'cause if you're going into a game trying to do that, you're pretty much going to lose."

Gray resumed his duties as Washington's defensive spokesman after being a finalist last week for the head coaching position at the University of Memphis. There were news reports earlier in the week that Memphis would select Gray for the position, but the school ultimately chose Larry Porter, the assistant head coach/running backs coach at Louisiana State University.

"They made a decision," Gray said. "They picked a guy that they wanted to pick. Good luck to 'em."

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By Jason Reid  |  December 3, 2009; 2:00 PM ET
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Is it wrong to suggest if they fire Zorn that Jerry Gray be the next head coach?

Posted by: BREV1 | December 3, 2009 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Is it wrong to suggest if they fire Zorn that Jerry Gray be the next head coach?

Posted by: BREV1 | December 3, 2009 2:49 PM | Report abuse

yES, ARE YOU CRAZY! Or you must be on something

Posted by: Incognito00 | December 3, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

How so? There's no promise that any of the BIG name coaches want to come here if Danny and Vinny are still running things.

Posted by: BREV1 | December 3, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

WHO DAT!!!!!

Posted by: uptjeff | December 3, 2009 11:32 PM | Report abuse

I have no complaints if Jerry Gray is the next headcoach, provided a qualified GM hires him.

Posted by: lordtwang | December 4, 2009 9:04 AM | Report abuse

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