Gregg Williams takes issue with claims the Jets don’t practice hard enough

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Jets safety Bradley McDougald and linebacker Avery Williamson both said this week that the team’s practices haven’t been as good as they should be. Their defensive coordinator does not agree.

Gregg Williams said McDougald and Williamson are both going hard, and so is everyone else, too.

“Well, I just got briefed on it and I smile because you guys have been out at practice and see how we practice wherever I’m at. And both those guys are very good players, I love them to death, they practice hard,” Williams said, via the New York Post. “We only have, defensively, with me wherever I’ve been, two tempos and that’s ‘walkthrough’ and ‘go.’ We don’t do three-fourths, we don’t do half-speed, we don’t do two-eighths, we don’t do quarters, we don’t do five-sixteenths, and if it’s not ‘go,’ you stand by me or they become your interns [in the media], because that’s how it is and that’s how we practice on defense.”

Williams acknowledges that the 0-2 Jets do need to improve.

“We need to get better . . . and we’ve got to clean up some things. We’ve got to improve,” Williams said. “We’ve got to improve our tackling, we’ve got to improve on third down.

On Sunday in Indianapolis the Jets are 11.5-point underdogs. They need to get a lot better in a hurry, with 0-3 staring them in the face.

12 responses to “Gregg Williams takes issue with claims the Jets don’t practice hard enough

  1. The Jets aren’t serious about winning. If you’re bringing in Frank Gore as a player, and not as a coach, you’re not trying to win. He’s played on 4 teams in the last four years. He has 79 career TD’s, but only 19 TD’s in the last 7 seasons. Everybody loves Frank, but let’s not start pointing fingers at coaches if the Jets, as an organization, aren’t even trying to compete. I always hear about how good Frank is in the locker room, but I’m seeing an old man out there on the football field. That ain’t the locker room. Hanging around trying to break records is one thing, but you have to find a non-competitive team to do that. Frank has found one with the Jets. Don’t blame Gregg Williams. I guess Frank Gore is more popular than Gregg Williams, so I expect this kind of stuff, but I ain’t buying into it.

  2. You can’t blame fans for trying to make logic out of the Jets losing. I mean it literally looks like they are losing by choice overall as a team outside of Darnold. Gase is the Belichick of losing.

  3. As long as Woody Johnson owns that team like the silver spooned Trumpy loser he is, the cheating (with Goodell) Jets will always be a laughingstock.

    Gregg Williams has coached on 40% of NFL teams and doesn’t last because he is an arrogant, ego ridden sef absorbed bum. He’s Todd Haley. He’s Bruce Arians.

    How these kinds of people keep getting jobs is beyond me.

  4. Charlie, bro, did you really just blame Frank Gore of all people for the Jets being arguably the worst team in the league? C’mon, man…

  5. The owners the Johnsons) stuck with Mike Maccagnan for 5 drafts.
    In those 5 years her drafted how many good players?
    Two.
    Jamal Adams and Markus Maye.
    Take any NFL team, remove the QB, age it 5 years, and add Jamal Adams and Markus Maye.
    Then you have the Jets,

  6. McDougald just came from Seattle where practices are known to be different than other places around the league. While their recent Ds haven’t been Legion-of-Boom-level, they’re still generally respected for their defense. So if someone (a player!) from a different system comes in and says you’re not going hard/good enough, perhaps the coach (who is trying to save face by saying, “Oh, nope- y’all are good. No problem!”) needs to step back and reassess. Maybe he could listen to McDougald and learn a thing or two about tempo.

    Same coach also said that Jamal would be bored in Seattle. So far, Jamal’s stats are VERY boring (/sarcasm) through the first two weeks. He’s been tearing it up and he’s taken to the Seattle team and them to him. He couldn’t wait to get out of NY, but now says he’d like to retire in Seattle. So who should we listen to here?

    We’re two games in. How do the Jets look? Do they look like practice has been good enough? If I were a coach most likely in the hot seat, I might be more inclined to listen to players saying they need to work harder. What kind of upside down world is it when the coach says that you don’t need to work harder but the players do? Maybe this is why the Jets have looked as bad as they have lately.

  7. touchback6 says:
    September 26, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    As long as Woody Johnson owns that team like the silver spooned Trumpy loser he is, the cheating (with Goodell) Jets will always be a laughingstock.

    Gregg Williams has coached on 40% of NFL teams and doesn’t last because he is an arrogant, ego ridden sef absorbed bum. He’s Todd Haley. He’s Bruce Arians.

    How these kinds of people keep getting jobs is beyond me.

    I’m with you in on the first point. the Johnson family couldn’t run a bath, never mind a team.

    But – I have to disagree with the second point. Gregg Williams might be a self-obsessed, arrogant bum. But he is an excellent defensive coach. His defences have always been good.

    I feel sorry for Sam Darnold, who would be a good QB if he wasn’t stuck with a poor coach on a Godawful team. Most of all, I feel sorry for the Jets fans. They need something to cheer for. What they’re getting is not worth the price of a ticket.

  8. I still can’t get over the fact that they hired the coach who failed at one of their division rivals. On what planet would Gase be considered a good hire? And why would anyone be surprised that they aren’t winning under his leadership?

  9. intrafinesse says:
    September 26, 2020 at 1:23 pm
    The owners the Johnsons) stuck with Mike Maccagnan for 5 drafts.
    In those 5 years her drafted how many good players?
    Two.
    Jamal Adams and Markus Maye.
    Take any NFL team, remove the QB, age it 5 years, and add Jamal Adams and Markus Maye.
    Then you have the Jets,

    8 3 Rate This

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    Jamal Adams gave up 4 catches for 130 yards sunday night to 34 year old Edelman. Edelman abused him. The guy is horrible off the line and in space as I have stated since he was drafted.

    The Jets fleeced the Seahawks in the trade. When your Safety wants 20 mil per and you can not pay thay for a one dimensional Rover who isn’t even Pat Chung in the role, and you gain 2 1st rders?

    That’s a fleecjob by the Jets.

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