In retrospect, it seems like more than a coincidence.
"I'd rather be known as a (dirty defense) than a finesse defense," Vilma said, according to Yahoo! Sports.
When asked during the '09 season what Williams had brought to the Saints, defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis was concise.
"Attitude. Attitude. Attitude," he said, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Likely facing a significant fine and suspension, Williams' coaching career suddenly is at a crossroads. Despite that, the now-Rams defensive coordinator remains revered and defended by many of the players he coached.