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Saints News, 1/29/14: Rams Hire Gregg Williams As Defensive Coordinator

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Former Saints defensive coordinator and Roger Goodell whipping boy Gregg Williams was hired by the Rams to be their new defensive coordinator today very shortly after the team fired their previous DC. Williams was recently let go by the Tennessee Titans shortly after they replaced their head coach. The Rams were all set to hire Williams in 2012 but had to go a different route after Williams was suspended indefinitely for his part in the Saints' blown-out-of-proportion pay-for-performance scandal. Looks like Jeff Fisher and the Rams couldn't care less about the allegations and character assassination Roger Goodell erroneously launched against Williams almost two years ago. In other news involving a different former Saints defensive coordinator, Steve Spagnoulo became the Ravens' secondary coach today after working as their "senior defensive assistant" last season.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Rams make quick coordinator switch, bring Gregg Williams back <a href="http://t.co/biOGL3PTxm">http://t.co/biOGL3PTxm</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/428602714365632513">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Gregg Williams, who was always Jeff Fisher&#39;s preferred choice as DC, is expected to replace Tim Walton in St Louis. Sources</p>&mdash; Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) <a href="https://twitter.com/mortreport/statuses/428600604441985024">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Where should we eat in Manhattan tonight?</p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/statuses/428630149303906305">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ravens move Steve Spagnuolo to secondary coach, hire a tight ends coach <a href="http://t.co/NhQj16L55e">http://t.co/NhQj16L55e</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/428626895790673922">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Can confirm ESPN report, Gregg Williams agreed to mutli-year deal to return to Rams as defensive coordinator</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/428617496363802624">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23saints&amp;src=hash">#saints</a> QB Drew Brees just told Katie Couric &#39;NFL can certainly do more&#39; to protect players&#39; health, though there&#39;s been progress.</p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/statuses/428612279689420800">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brees also said settlement in concussion suit should be bigger. Proposal was &#39;drop in bucket&#39; for the amount of help some plaintiffs need.</p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/statuses/428612677133291520">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>RT <a href="https://twitter.com/mortreport">@mortreport</a>: Gregg Williams, who was always Jeff Fisher&#39;s preferred choice as DC, is expected to replace Tim Walton in St Louis. Sources</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/428609591899734017">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;<a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk">@ProFootballTalk</a>: Rams make quick coordinator switch, bring Gregg Williams back <a href="http://t.co/ps9tc78ca6">http://t.co/ps9tc78ca6</a>&quot;well done</p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/statuses/428607391819501568">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>All these Superbowl picks remind me of <a href="https://twitter.com/TonyDungy">@TonyDungy</a> saying wasn&#39;t a matter &quot;if&quot; colts won SB 44 but by how much! Lol <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23fuelonfire&amp;src=hash">#fuelonfire</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23whodat&amp;src=hash">#whodat</a></p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/statuses/428596291241644032">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Exactly what I&#39;m talking about! Leave this man alone. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsCenter">@SportsCenter</a>: Marshawn Lynch lasted less (cont) <a href="http://t.co/7eV7WYCSwo">http://t.co/7eV7WYCSwo</a></p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/428593599153180672">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Humble yourself! Lol RT <a href="https://twitter.com/tonyjefferson1">@tonyjefferson1</a>: Just had to bag my own groceries at Vons because they were short on workers. What a morning</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/428594483513810944">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> podcast is up! <a href="http://t.co/ial1j7vBXc">http://t.co/ial1j7vBXc</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOLA&amp;src=hash">#NOLA</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Pelicans&amp;src=hash">#Pelicans</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/428592292631298048">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Anyone mocking Southern reaction to ice/snow must acknowledge his own insanity for living somewhere where ice/snow is considered normal.</p>&mdash; Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) <a href="https://twitter.com/MattRHinton/statuses/428584756834349056">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jabari Greer talks about rehab, Super Bowl memories <a href="http://t.co/vQgDDQQ3FV">http://t.co/vQgDDQQ3FV</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/428583690705174528">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Grabbing lunch at the Shake Shack in NYC right now. Heard good things</p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/statuses/428577575351640064">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I&#39;m glad Michael Robinson and Turbin had Marshawn&#39;s back!!! The media was trying to make him feel as uncomfortable as possible smh</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/428570175064256513">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>It&#39;s a shame. One of the best backs in the game and they&#39;re not talking about that!! Just the fact that he doesn&#39;t like talking to the media</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/428572328931655680">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Marshawn Lynch reluctantly meets with media Wednesday <a href="http://t.co/QJRheHQaJf">http://t.co/QJRheHQaJf</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/428568728196767744">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;Today is my favorite day!!&quot;&#10;&#10;ICYMI: <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@drewbrees</a> just surprised <a href="https://twitter.com/hodakotb">@hodakotb</a> live! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BestDayEver&amp;src=hash">#BestDayEver</a> <a href="http://t.co/h7OeKrpZEU">http://t.co/h7OeKrpZEU</a> <a href="http://t.co/TsXz7tAZrk">pic.twitter.com/TsXz7tAZrk</a></p>&mdash; TODAY (@TODAYshow) <a href="https://twitter.com/TODAYshow/statuses/428552874495197184">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Great being w good friend <a href="https://twitter.com/katiecouric">@Katiecouric</a> announcing $500,000 giveaway to charities @superservicechallenge <a href="http://t.co/9kYU56RX7g">pic.twitter.com/9kYU56RX7g</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/statuses/428638959069954048">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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