No Surprise: The Jets Depart From DC Gregg Williams


On the brink of their first victory of the 2020 season, the New York Jets were one defensive stop away from defeating the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. Instead of playing conservative, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams sent an all-out blitz that consisted of eight pass-rushers. As a result, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr managed to find rookie receiver Henry Ruggs for the game-winning 46-yard touchdown.

The following day, the Jets decided to depart from Williams. This news does not come as a surprise, as the Jets are eventually looking to start from scratch following the current campaign. His son, Blake Williams, who is a defensive assistant, is not expected to remain on the staff either.

This season for New York has been one to forget: They rank 29th in yards allowed (398.8) and 30th in points allowed (29.4) per game this season.

After the current season, the expectation is that the Jets will spend their first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft on Clemson standout quarterback Trevor Lawrence. However, the roster and staff will appear different. The firing of Gregg Williams seems to be only the beginning of changes to take place.

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