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Gregg Williams' Opening Statement

Posted Feb 7, 2013

I’m not usually a ‘statement guy,’ but I want to make sure I say things correctly and include everybody.  Be patient with me.

I met with the commissioner (Roger Goodell) last week, and we had a good talk.  I thank him for my reinstatement back in the league.  I’d like to thank Mr. Bud Adams, Ruston Webster, Mike Munchak, Jerry Gray, as well as the entire Titans organization for providing me this opportunity to come back to where I began my NFL career.  I’m thankful and grateful and will immediately begin to work tirelessly to fulfill the commitments to this organization and the Nashville community to help the Tennessee Titans football team be successful. 

I take full responsibility and apologize for my previous actions, and I’ve used this year to reorganize my life and put focus on positive energy and positive ways to inspire, coach and motivate in this profession.  I’m here to put my focus and my energies into working tirelessly on behalf of the Titans and making as much of a positive impact in every way possible as I can for them.  I’m grateful for this opportunity, and I’m looking forward with excitement to getting started.

I’m a big ‘quote guy,’ and I’ve used those for quotes for life with I don’t know how many players and coaches that I’ve had a chance to work with in over 30 years that I’ve coached in all levels of football.  This one came to me this morning, and I’d like to end with this thought from Robert H. Schuller, one that I’ve used before:

“It takes but one positive thought, when given a chance to survive and thrive, to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.”

I’m excited about being back here with this organization.  I’m excited about being back here in this community.  I can’t wait to get started.  It was a great rebirth walking in here this morning.  I arrived back in Nashville last night a little bit before midnight.  I got in early (this morning), and it was like Old Home Week.  It was a lot of guys on this staff that I’ve coached, that I’ve had the opportunity and pleasure to coach.  There’s a lot of guys on this staff I’ve coached with before here.  There’s a couple of guys on this staff I’ve coached other places with, and now they’re back here also. 

Again, I’m excited to be back in the organization and ready to get to work.

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