I've read that Fisher had to take over the defensive play-calling towards the last half of the season. If that's true and Walton is on the hot seat who would be best to replace him? My first gut reaction is to say Schwartz because they've worked together and obviously Fisher trusts him (or else he wouldn’t have hired Walton etc).
But I've also read that Gregg Williams has become free from the Titans when Munchak was let go. Fisher hired him before, I think he’s better than Schwartz as a DC (I have no idea if that's factually true, he just looks more intense), and I think a season with the Titans has washed away some of the 'bounty-gate' stigma that was attached to him so I think he’s now more of a 'clean' hire if the Rams wanted him back - so would he be in the mix at DC as well?
The more I think about it the more I’m okay with idea of Williams returning. Personally I think the bounty-gate affair was a little overblown. To me football has always been about smashing people. It’s like boxing or other contact sports. If you can put the other guy out, so be it – it’s more likely you’ll win. The MMA is more dangerous, X-game sports (double somersaults on dirt bikes etc), bull-riding sky diving hang gliding rock-climbing heck even going up in a hot air balloon as far as I can tell is more dangerous than the NFL.
But people sign a wavier form because they know they’re taking a risk to enjoy life to the fullest or fulfil a personal goal. I feel bad when someone gets injured in any sport, and I understand how any corporation would want to protect their employees and avoid lawsuits, but to me that’s part of the risks the players knowingly signed up for when they agreed to participate. It’s like, how can a miner sue when the tunnel collapses or a ski slope operator if he gets caught up in an avalanche?
So can people forgive Gregg Williams? Or would any other available DC be a better solution than Tim Walton moving forward to get the most out of Quinn, Jenkins & Co and best fulfil the Rams 2014-2020 dynasty years?