Gregg Williams: Jets allowing 32 points a game is not all on the defense

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The Jets have allowed 161 points through five games this season, the second-most in the NFL. But Jets defensive coordinator says that’s not all his defense’s fault.

Asked today about the fact that the Jets are giving up 32.2 points a game this season, Williams acknowledged that statistic does not reflect well on his defense but said it’s not entirely about his defense.

“It’s not a very good number and a lot of it’s not all defensively,” Williams said.

Asked to clarify what he meant by that, Williams declined.

“You’d have to figure it out,” Williams said.

It sure sounds like Williams was deflecting some blame toward the Jets’ offense and special teams, and he wouldn’t be wrong: Bad play by the other units has given the Jets’ opponents good field position. But the Jets’ defense has been bad, too. With a team as bad as the Jets, there’s plenty of blame to go around.

65 responses to “Gregg Williams: Jets allowing 32 points a game is not all on the defense

  1. He’s partly right. And I can’t stand him. When your offense is as inept as the Jets (15 ppg), your defense is on the field a LOT. You also are giving up better field position when you keep going three and out and have to punt. That being said, their defense still stinks.

  2. Maybe Greg should try a better scheme that doesn’t involve crushing the quarterback after he throws multiple times per game

  3. Here we go! I’ve seen this before, when Williams was in Washington. Start throwing coaches under the bus and he’s the only one who “gets it”.

    He’s angling to take over as supreme dictator and head coach! It’s ALWAYS his move!

    This is the beginning of the end for that ENTIRE coaching staff!

  4. According to Pro Football Reference, Jets have a -25.3 rating compared to the average team on defense and -74.6 rating compared to the average team on offense. Their special teams is actually pretty good.

    So although their defense is not good, it’s hardly their biggest issue.

  5. Wow….serious problems when a teams coaches are pointing fingers at the players and each other. The jets are a dumpster fire.

  6. My heart goes out to the entire Jets roster. Adam Gase and Gregg Williams having a blame fight is the last thing these guys needed.

  7. Ahhh Greg….your NOT going to get the temporary HC gig when Adam gets fired with those type of comments.

  8. Dislike the guy all you want, there are obviously many reasons, but he’s not wrong about this at all. As a Ravens fan, I remember our defense getting disrespected after dominating in 2000 because our offense couldn’t stop turning the ball over at the 30 yard line 5 times a game. People referred to that group of beautiful savages us as “a top 10 defense.” The shame.

  9. Their time of possession is 30th in the league. But, its still at 26:25 so it isn’t as lopsided as you would think to give up that many points.

  10. How many HC jobs did he turn down to be there?

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    Too many to count..the phone was ringing off the wall!

  11. Okay. So its your offense generating points for the other team. All this pick 6s I guess. Good deflection…….

  12. Defense is a lot harder to plan when you take bounties and intentional injuries off the table. Not rooting for this guy in any way. Too bad the J-E-T-S are giving up 30 points a game on special teams?

  13. There’s some truth to what he’s saying but you can still file this in: “Hilarious sounding things people say to try and save their jobs.”

  14. The only thing Adam Gase is good at is cleaning house and letting the next head coach pick in the top five of the draft. History repeats itself coming from a Miami Dolphins fan.

  15. “It’s not often that a COACH is a locker room cancer, but here we are.”

    We have a winnuh folks. Heyo!

  16. The 3 things I will remember most about Gregg Williams is:

    1) Being the defensive coordinator for the Saints when they won the Super Bowl in 2009. They were tied that year for most takeaways.
    2) Allowing a not so good at the time Alex Smith to go right down the field and score the game winning TD against the Saints in the 2011 divisional round playoff game.
    3) Being the defensive coordinator for the Rams when the Saints beat them 49-21 and him and Jeff Fisher bickering like children on the sideline.
    So it’s not all bad with this egomaniac DC in New York.

  17. mogogo1 says:
    File this in: “Hilarious sounding things people say to try and save their jobs.”
    ==

    . . . or to try and get someone else’s job.

  18. OK, let’s subtract out the pick-6s and offensive turnovers inside the 30. I think you’ll agree, Greg, that what’s left is 100% on the defense.

  19. Gase blames the players and Williams blames Gase and the offense.

    Kids, this is what “zero leadership” looks like.

  20. Gregg Williams: Jets allowing 32 points a game is not all on the defense…Yeah, it kinda is

  21. Past time to clean house in NY. Gregg is angling to take over as interim HC after Gase is canned. And maybe he’ll get it. But they need to wipe the slate clean at the end of the year.

  22. Well, him being named the interim coach would only be the second worst move behind Atlanta naming Morris their interim with that bad defense.

  23. The Jets are a complete mess. You can’t have coaches pointing fingers like this in the media.

  24. Williams and Gase deserve each other. No class, no coaching ability and great at throwing people under the bus.

  25. It’s a TEAM sport, but making excuses isn’t going to improve the worst team in the NFL. This team lacks leadership, and this guy isn’t demonstrating the ability to fix it. Time to clean house.

  26. I have not watched many Jets games this year. Going back through the NFL game logs, he has a point in the Indy game: the Jets gave up TD drives of 72 and 55 yards vs. a pair of pick sixes. Other than that, in the other four games they have given up 15 touchdowns on an average drive length of 68 yards. The shortest field on a touchdown drive that They have given up all season was 43 yards and only one other shorter than 50 yards. So all in all, I think that Greg needs to admit that most of the scoring against the Jets is on his defense.

  27. He was NOT asked ‘is it 100% the Defense’s fault?’…he was asked ‘about the fact that the Jets are giving up 32.2 points a game this season’…the JETS, not the Jets Defense. Any answer would have been good EXCEPT the one he gave…WTH do these guys get Coaching gigs…OMG

  28. This guy wants his car to be cut in half…
    Defense don’t talk bad about offense and offense don’t talk bad about defense.
    That’s a team football basics.

  29. “It’s interesting that the Jets suck and it’s no one’s fault.”
    ___________

    Gase has got it narrowed down to the part-time janitor and the kid who runs onto the field to grab the tee. He’s going to fire them both just to be safe.

  30. Watching the Jets defense I think overall they’ve been a slightly below average unit ranking overall somewhere between 20TH-25THth overall in the NFL. Looking at Pro Football Outsiders rankings of defensive grades the Jets defense tumbled 10+ spots down the rankings after what AZ did to them last Sunday now ranking 24th overall ranking 9th versus run and 31st versus pass. However I think the Jets incompetent offense that is unable to move the ball or sustain any form of an offensive drive has the defense ranking much lower than they otherwise would.

  31. He’s talking about the NFL rule book that allows the offense to score whenever they want and handcuffs the defense!

  32. Notice everyone slowly backing away from Gase. They know that hammers coming and they don’t want to be caught standing too close. Gregg wants to be interim coach when Gase is canned, win 3-5 games and parlay that into a full time HC gig

  33. wdwd1984 says:
    October 16, 2020 at 3:41 pm
    The 3 things I will remember most about Gregg Williams is:

    1) Being the defensive coordinator for the Saints when they won the Super Bowl in 2009. They were tied that year for most takeaways.
    2) Allowing a not so good at the time Alex Smith to go right down the field and score the game winning TD against the Saints in the 2011 divisional round playoff game.
    3) Being the defensive coordinator for the Rams when the Saints beat them 49-21 and him and Jeff Fisher bickering like children on the sideline.
    So it’s not all bad with this egomaniac DC in New York.
    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    Really?
    The 3 things I will remember most about Gregg Williams is:
    1. Bountygate
    2. Bountygate
    3. Bountygate

  34. Be meds to find a napkin and resign, since he thinks he is way better than he actually is. Throw everyone I see the bus and be one the interim HC. Love watching this soap opera.

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