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Arizona Cardinals bring on former Denver Broncos coach Greg Williams as new cornerback coach

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Get to know the Arizona Cardinals 2019 coaching staff.

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One thing you have to say about the Arizona Cardinals process for hiring Kliff Kingsbury and then Vance Joseph as defensive coordinator is that they wanted both to feel comfortable.

Joseph is basically assembling much of his Denver Broncos staff as defensive staff members in Arizona.

He brought on Marcus Robertson as defensive backs coach and also Greg Williams as cornerbacks coach.

There is a reason he believes in these guys so much.

From the team:

Williams comes to Arizona after spending last season as defensive backs coach with the Broncos. The 42-year old Williams has 16 years of coaching experience, including 10 in the NFL. With Denver last season, Williams helped the Broncos tie for 5th in the NFL in interceptions (17). Prior to joining the Broncos, Williams spent two seasons (2016-17) as the defensive backs coach with the Colts after seven seasons with the Chargers as assistant linebackers coach (2009-12) and assistant secondary coach (2013-15).

During his two seasons with Indianapolis, Colts defensive backs accounted for 19 interceptions and 102 passes defensed. While coaching with San Diego, Williams helped safety Eric Weddle get selected to two Pro Bowls (2013-14) and the Chargers ranked 4th in the league in passing defense (214.2 ypg) in 2014. A former wide receiver and defensive back at the University of North Carolina (1994-97), Williams spent time in training camp with the Bears and Giants before playing in NFL Europe, the XFL and Arena Football. He began his coaching career at Arizona State as an intern in 2003 and worked as an assistant coach at the College of DuPage for two seasons (2004-05). Williams then worked two years (2006-07) as Arkansas Tech’s defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator before spending the 2008 season as the University of Pittsburgh’s secondary/graduate assistant.