Tuesday, September 27, 2022

VIDEO: Alan Williams Had Great Advice For Eddie Jackson


Alan Williams took over as defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears earlier this year. He has the challenging task of transitioning a group that spent years in a 3-4 system to a 4-3. That will be especially difficult for the front seven, where the defensive line and linebacker take on entirely new responsibilities. The good news is Williams inherits a pretty good situation in the secondary, and that is his area of expertise.

He’s coached defensive backs for close to two decades in the NFL. He has a Super Bowl ring to show for it. So he understands how to cultivate cornerbacks and safeties as well as anybody. He already had Jaylon Johnson and Eddie Jackson to work with when he arrived. The Bears quickly added to his arsenal with 2nd round picks Kyler Gordon and Jaquan Brisker. According to the latest episode of 1920 Football Drive, Williams wasted no time giving the group great advice on how he expected them to play.

His advice to Jackson was particularly sage.

Alan Williams sounds exactly like what he is.

He is an NFL coach who knows the blueprint to success. This man has seen defensive football played at the absolute peak many times. His introduction to the league was in 2001 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and that Hall of Famer-stacked unit with John Lynch, Warren Sapp, and Derrick Brooks. Then he worked with stars like Dwight Freeney, Bob Sanders, and Robert Mathis in Indianapolis during his first stint there. All told, he’s worked with a defense that finished top 10 in the NFL eight times between 2001 and 2021.

More importantly, his understanding of the system he’s coaching is as deep as it gets. He knows the responsibility of every single position on the field. If anybody is capable of helping Jackson resurrect his floundering career, it is Alan Williams. Johnson, Gordon, and Brisker are in capable hands too. If they follow his instructions, this secondary could morph into one of the league’s best not too far down the road.


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Chuck Cue Farley
Chuck Cue Farley
Jul 27, 2022 1:34 pm

With Roquon Smith , Sam Kamera , Dane Cruikshank now on the PUP squad Williams will need to develope others to do their jobs for now ! This gives say a guy like Sanborn at LB and Snowden at edge more play time and time to develop while playing the big boys !

Last edited 2 months ago by Chuck Cue Farley
Jul 27, 2022 12:20 pm

it’s very tiring reading this lap dog media pieces talking how great the coaches are. Remember they told us how great the Nagy hires were all the time. I know the meatheads here lap up these stories and are drinking the kool aid big time. Long time fans like me want to see it on the field so go cry now Homers

Gator Joe
Gator Joe
Jul 27, 2022 7:08 am

I think this year’s defense will be credible, but probably not formidable just yet. Missing just a few pieces. I hope some of the guys up front surprise us.

Jul 27, 2022 5:41 am

Well, we shall see….

Jul 27, 2022 5:18 am

This secondary will create huge turnovers, and massive headaches, and give QBs nightmares all season. Not to mention the issues these guys will give OCs trying to pass. When you add in the defense of J Johnson, the rush of R Quinn, and the run stopping of R Smith and Morrow, it is really going to be a fun defense to watch and they will be a top 10 D, if not a top 5 D.

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