NFL
December 7, 2020
BY Lance Cartelli

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. 

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. 

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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