Gregg Williams kept saying how much fun he was having, how happy he was to be coaching in his home state, how great the players have responded.
The 91-degree heat that pushed St. Louis Rams players gave their new defensive coordinator even more reason to smile.
The 55-year-old Williams is well into his second stint with coach Jeff Fisher and he's been a vocal presence at workouts the last two weeks.
Players, especially the rookies, don't want to get him riled.
It's tougher to evaluate players when they're not wearing pads.
So Williams compensates by making them think on the fly.