The New York Jets fire yet another staff member. Gregg Williams is the latest causality of another losing season. On Monday, the Jets announced that they have fired Williams and will replace him with assistant head coach/inside linebackers coach Frank Bush for the remainder of the season.
The New York Jets were on the verge of winning their first game of the season after the team took a 28-24 lead over the Las Vegas Raiders with 5:34 remaining in the game. Unfortunately, the team couldn’t hold on to the lead after giving up a touchdown in the final seconds of the game.
The touchdown by the Raiders drew a lot of controversy. For the reason that defensive coordinator Greg Williams called an all-out blitz on the final defensive play with the Raiders facing a 3rd and 10 from the Jets 48 yard line.
After the game, Gregg Williams’ strategy was openly questioned by safety Marcus Maye, a team captain.
“I just felt like we could’ve been in a better call in that situation,” a visibly frustrated Maye said. Repeating it several times in his postgame interview.
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Quarterback Sam Darnold shared Maye’s frustration about how the game ended. What an unfortunate season. Can you imagine being Darnold?
“It’s hard to fathom losing a game like that,” Darnold said after Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III toasted rookie cornerback Lamar Jackson for a 46-yard touchdown with five seconds left in the game.
Williams, who was hired in 2019, is the first member of head coach Adam Gase’s staff to get fired. Under him, the Jets defense was ranked 29th in the league.
The Jets are now 0-12. Face a reality that they could join the 2008 Detroit Lions and 2017 Cleveland Browns. This as the only teams to finish a season with a 0-16 record. Three of their last four games are against teams with winning records.