New York Jets’defensive coordinator had some high praise for one of the team’s best players when discussing All-Pro safety Jamal Adams.
New York Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has coached some elite defensive talent over his tenure in the NFL. Throughout his career, he has made it as far as the Super Bowl coaching the Tennessee Titans with what many considered the best defense in the league at the time.
Jamal Adams is one of the elite safeties in the league but recently had a disagreement with the Jets over trade rumors. The Dallas Cowboys fought hard to get Adams with offers that could have exceeded multiple first-round picks.
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It did not sit well with star safety when he found out that general manager Joe Douglas was engaging in trade talks.
NFL Experts couldn’t fathom the discussions that would need to be had when he got back to the facilities the day after the trade deadline. There was a possibility that if discussions went the wrong way the Jets may lose one of the main leaders of the team.
After the situation settled down, Adams came back to practicing hard as always to focus on getting a victory in Miami. That is when Williams dismissed all rumors of Adams relaxing his work ethic because of trade possibilities in the offseason with a comment.
In a report by Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Williams had the following to say about his superstar safety.
Gregg Williams today on @TheAdamsEra: “He'll go down as one of the favorite guys I've ever coached. He's been intense. He's been focused. He's had very, very good practices. I love coaching him. He sets a good example when he's out there on how he prepares.”
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) November 1, 2019
Adams looks to take this high praise and execute against an 0-7 Miami Dolphins team. If he can play up to the expectations of Williams, any team will have trouble with his presence in the secondary.
The feisty defensive coordinator will need to continue to support his players in an effort to keep the defense united. It is still early in the season and if Williams can keep the defense steady, then there will be more wins in the future.
Jamal Adams just needed the support of his defensive coordinator to boost his confidence in the team and his future.
The whole trade situation may be a blessing in disguise that ends up bringing Adams and the leaders of the team together.