Jets Fire Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams
Less than 24 hours after they choked away their first win of the season, the Jets are making a coaching move.
And no, they're firing Adam Gase... yet.
However, they are getting rid of defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, according to NFL Media.
The #Jets have fired defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, per sources.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 7, 2020
With the game nearly in hand, the loud and in-your-face defensive coordinator, for some reason, called an all-out blitz on the Raiders' game-winning Hail Mary.
That was the nail in the coffin for Williams' nearly two-year tenure in New York.
While the play call made absolutely no sense from a winning perspective, it made all the sense in the world from a tanking perspective. The loss keeps the Jets in possession of the No. 1 pick, which will most likely be Clemson's Trevor Lawrence.
But there's no reason for a soon-to-be fired coach to purposely lose the game with a bad play call, so Williams was clearly just bad at his job.
So everyone knows on the last play of the game for the @nyjets— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) December 6, 2020
-that’s what Gregg Williams does in those “Hail Mary” situations. He always pressure and often plays 0 coverage (everyone man to man) with no safety help.
It isn’t done to lose on purpose.
The winless Jets have given up the third-most points this season under Williams.
Williams' firing was inevitable, sure, but it's still surprising that Gase still has his job.
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