The New York Jets new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams brings with him an attitude that should get fans excited. Here are three things to know about the former Cleveland Browns coach.
In case you didn’t know, the New York Jets recently hired Gregg Williams to be their defensive coordinator. The former Cleveland Browns head coach joining the Jets coaching staff should excite Jets fans everywhere.
But what exactly will Gregg Williams bring to the table? Here are three things to know about the Jets new defensive coordinator.
1. The Gregg Williams Approach
Over the past few years, there has been a fair amount of chatter about how former head coach Todd Bowles didn’t hold his players accountable or command respect from them. Well, there should be no need to worry about that now with Williams, he does not play around.
Seeing Gregg Williams on the Jets sideline will undoubtedly be entertaining. If you want a glimpse of the passion and intensity that Williams brings to the table, check out this clip of him chewing out his players.
Keep in mind, this is only a preseason game.
2. Stint with the Browns
About halfway through this past season, the Cleveland Browns per usual looked hopeless. However, right after Gregg Williams was named the team’s interim head coach things immediately changed.
Williams won more games in half a season than their previous coach, Hue Jackson, did in 40 games. Because of that, it was surprising that Gregg Williams didn’t get more consideration to be the Browns full-time head coach.
Nonetheless, it’s safe to say that Williams did an excellent job as the interim head coach in Cleveland.
3. Potential switch to a 4-3 defense
The Jets have been in a 3-4 defense ever since their switch way back in 2007. However, this is likely to change given the fact that Williams has almost exclusively coached in a 4-3 defensive scheme.
If the Jets want to target a defensive player with their third overall pick in the draft, Quinnen Williams, a defensive tackle from Alabama, is a player to keep an eye on. The Alabama product would be an ideal fit in Gregg Williams system as a 4-3 defensive tackle.
Also, it’s worth noting that we could see an increase in Leonard Williams‘ production in a 4-3 defense. Considering that he was drafted 6th overall, he has been somewhat underwhelming over the past two seasons. The Jets potential switch to a 4-3 defense could be exactly what Williams needs to be the player the Jets drafted him to be.