Henry Anderson: Practice tussles good for Jets’ “new culture”

AP

After the Jets hired Gregg Williams as their defensive coordinator, head coach Adam Gase said on PFT that he was looking forward to pitting the offense against Williams’ defense in practice.

Gase said the competitiveness between the two coaches would make “practices the difference maker for us is, it’s going to be like a game every day.” That competitiveness was in evidence on Wednesday as tempers flared at the team’s organized team activity.

George Willis of the New York Post reports that left tackle Kelvin Beachum and linebacker Jordan Jenkins briefly scuffled and that safety Jamal Adams exchanged unpleasantries with wide receiver Josh Bellamy a short time later. Given the restrictions on contact at this point in the calendar, some of the actions may draw a look from the league even as the team takes a positive from it.

“It’s good for us because we’re trying to instill a new culture especially on the defense,” defensive lineman Henry Anderson said. “We’re trying to bring some new energy and a different style of play on this defense: high energy, really passionate. That’s what we want to be every day.”

Defensive lineman Leonard Williams thinks having the two coaches going at it “trickles down to the players” and creates “healthy” competition. Keeping that spirit while making sure the players remain healthy will be something for the Jets to keep an eye on as the intensity ramps up this summer.

16 responses to “Henry Anderson: Practice tussles good for Jets’ “new culture”

  1. The Jets will shock SOME this season.

    Mostly the crowd that believes front office moves impact the play on the field, and Dolphins fans.

  2. Won’t shock us I’l be their every play every snap all crazy and jacked up in my basement haha. I think jets need some corner help obv and they will address the line big time next year but they have a playoff caliber team it will all fall on how quick darnold can get the offense down too a tee

  3. Just dont hit the guy in the red jersey.

    I remember Todd Haley being mad at Williams because the defense was risking the QBs health in practice. And don’t say “block better” because the Olinemen just aren’t that good. You can work at your craft, but if you can’t do it well, then that’s it, you can’t do it well.

    Don’t injure the QB in practice.

  4. ryann252013 says:
    May 30, 2019 at 7:41 am

    The Jets will shock SOME this season.
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    Been hearing this since 1969.

    Just show me on the field during an actual game.

  5. ever notice that coaches who pride themselves on practice fights end up on “Hard Knocks” while the coach who punishes fighting as a lack of discipline has the most rings?

  6. Camp fights in the NFL are nothing much to be concerned about, as the fatigue of offseason work gets to some players. The jets players fighting in the initial phase of OTAS is a bit concerning. This is the install phase, with new coaching staff, I would think the players would be too busy learning to be fighting.

  7. It will not take long for Darnold to learn the offense, its screen pass on 1st down for -3yds. Then run on 2nd and 13, for a negative 2yds. Then on 3rd and 15, Gase will call a shallow cross for 10 yds. Then punt on 4th. Rinse and Repeat…..

  8. “sportoficionado says:
    “May 30, 2019 at 9:40 am
    “…The jets players fighting in the initial phase of OTAS is a bit concerning. This is the install phase, with new coaching staff, I would think the players would be too busy learning to be fighting.”

    Obviously, they are not learning – and that is not surprising.

  9. They’re going to really miss Mike Pennel at the nose. Pats signed a very underrated player there, arguably the Jets best D Lineman. It certainly isn’t the bust Leonard Williams.

  10. sportoficionado says:
    May 30, 2019 at 9:40 am
    Camp fights in the NFL are nothing much to be concerned about, as the fatigue of offseason work gets to some players. The jets players fighting in the initial phase of OTAS is a bit concerning. This is the install phase, with new coaching staff, I would think the players would be too busy learning to be fighting.

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    Real camp hasn’t started yet.

    The players are probably annoyed for being mocked over and over for the Gase hiring and no GM.

  11. ryann252013 says:
    May 30, 2019 at 7:41 am
    The Jets will shock SOME this season.

    Mostly the crowd that believes front office moves impact the play on the field, and Dolphins fans
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    Won’t shock me. I just hope after the Jets get up by 30 they bench their starters. But then again benching your starters in the 2nd quarter sounds a bit crazy.

  12. Never good fighting in the initial OTA’s – sounds like Gase has lost control before the season has even started!
    As far as Williams coaching style as he’s not one to baby his guys & wants tough nasty players!
    Remember Gase had very little input into hiring Williams – the former GM is to thank & Williams is NOT a gonna be YES man to Gase – so this clash of egos is bound to rear it’s ugly head in the near future!

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