The defensive coordinator watch is over…maybe. Jason La Canfora says the Vikings might have their guy in Alan Williams, current Colts DB coach (but surely on his way out after Jim Caldwell’s firing). Williams brings 10 years of experience coaching defensive backs (good), long experience with the Tampa-2 or Cover-2 or whatever the hell you wanna call that defense (good or bad depending on your point-of-view) and…I’m sure there’s a third thing he brings but I can’t think of it right now.
Oh wait, I thought of another good thing about Williams: he’s not Mike Singletary. There’s another thing working in Williams’ favor: he knows Leslie Frazier from when Frazier was on the Colts’ staff. None of this proves Williams will be a good defensive coordinator. What the Vikings needed was a guru to totally remake them, not another guy who will simply implement Frazier’s well-worn defensive principles. But whatever. Maybe Williams will work out. At the very least, he should help coach up the defensive backs.
Now let’s get him some defensive backs. Cause right now we don’t really have any. Good ones anyway.