Munchak previously made only one move on his defensive staff, firing linebackers coach Frank Bush and moving Chet Parlavecchio from assisting with special teams to linebackers coach.
‘‘The bottom line guys is winning next year,’’ Munchak said. ‘‘We know that.’’
Williams and Gray have worked together for years first in Tennessee, then Williams took Gray with him to Buffalo when hired as the Bills head coach in 2001 after four seasons as Tennessee’s defensive coordinator under then-coach Jeff Fisher. They worked together in Washington between 2004-07 before Williams went to Jacksonville Jaguars in 2008 and then the Saints.
Gray said he told Munchak to bring Williams on in when asked for his opinion of a man who’s like a brother. When pressed on who will make the defensive calls in games this season, Gray pointed questions to Munchak who said Gray is the coordinator making the calls ‘‘right now.’’
Notes: The Titans face a deadline Friday where they could release Chris Johnson and avoid guaranteeing $9 million of the $10 million salary due in 2013. Munchak said they will be honoring both Johnson’s contract and that of safety Michael Griffin, who is due $6.2 million this season.