After the offense got the best of them earlier in training camp, the New York Jets saw a bounce-back performance during Sunday’s training camp practice.
As an NFL head coach, it’s hard to know if you should be happy when one side of the ball is dominating during a particular practice. For Adam Gase, the new head coach of the New York Jets, this is certainly the case.
But after his offense got off to a hot start in the early going of training camp, Gase saw his defense push back with a strong performance during Sunday’s practice.
Gase loved what he saw from his defense Sunday, particularly Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams, and knows it’s healthy for both sides to push one another to take their game to another level (via team reporter Ethan Greenberg):
He was crushing it today. They did a good job today. They played physical in the run game. He was really active. The whole group, the defensive line, they played very physical. It was really hard to run the ball today.
I like the fact that we’re going back and forth like this. They cleaned some things up. We were in the red area some today and we couldn’t run the football. I’ll put the head coach hat on there for a second and say that’s a good thing.
Adams made the Pro Bowl is just his second NFL season last year, and this time around, he’ll be joined by more elite talents like Pro Bowl linebacker C.J. Mosley and No. 3 overall pick Quinnen Williams. Throw in veterans like defensive lineman Leonard Williams and cornerback Trumaine Johnson, and the Jets have the making of a top unit heading into the 2019 season.
Gase’s offense boasts a laundry list of playmakers on its own, with Sam Darnold, Le’Veon Bell and more. With the amount of talent on both sides of the ball, Florham Park should play host to plenty of big plays throughout training camp, and the finished product that hits the field in the regular season is sure to be better for it.