Former NFL wide receiver Cris Carter indicated during today’s NFL Live show that former Saints defensive coordinator should receive a lifetime ban from the NFL.
“I believe that Gregg Williams, he shouldn’t be able to coach football any more, and the reason why is because we have given him our best athletes. We have given him the best athletes to coach in the NFL for the last 16 years and he has taught them the worst tactics that you can teach a football player,” said Carter via ESPN’s Bill Hofmeier. ”So, I believe the only penalty that would suffice for this type of crime: he shouldn’t be able to coach any more. It is a privilege for us to be able to play football, and a privilege to play in the NFL, and he has taken the last 15, 16 years of his career, and he has decided to do that with it. I believe that Roger Goodell, his penalty should be: he shouldn’t be able to coach in the NFL any more.”
I understand where Carter is coming from and I believed at one point that Williams should never coach again in the NFL.
But when I look back on how Williams has coached and what the coaching environment in the NFL is like, I believe he deserves a second chance, like most people who mess up in life. We’re all not perfect, and if he messes up again, then I’m fine with him never coaching again at the pro level ever again.