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  1. Jets to hire Gregg Williams as DC

    Lee seems to be really buying into Gregg
  2. Jets to hire Gregg Williams as DC

    Lee is a guy who could play "MLB" in the 4-1-6 and I'd expect to see Williamson play less in this scheme than he did in the last. Could also see Williamson at SLB.
  3. Jets to hire Gregg Williams as DC

    Yup. As I said, they always had their eye on Williams, specifically because of how well our key pieces fit in his defense. This ties back to the whole topic of staffing: the Jets didn't say "if we hire you, you have to hire X", but they did make their suggestions and the coaches who weren't receptive or had different ideas for their staff simply weren't offered the job.
  4. Jets to hire Gregg Williams as DC

    Not necessarily. Gerald Avery was used as a SLB in the base and a DE in the dime/nickel. I would think Jenkins can be used in a similar capacity if needed in the short-term
  5. Adam Gase hired to be the HC of the NYJ

    Some of the memes are hilarious. I didn’t expect Gase to win anything at the presser- he is not media friendly whatsoever. Also seems like he’s been using some performance enhancers to help him stay awake. Probably has been churning out tape all morning.
  6. 2019 Offseason Preview/FA Rumors

    I don't think Brown will be a target for us, as much as he should be. I do expect the Jets to be ultra-aggressive in their pursuit of Flowers. He's one of those rare 25 year old free agents that has produced and will be a terrific fit now that we're moving forward with Gregg Williams. That being said, Jets fans should keep expectations in check; Flowers isn't going to fit in every defense and has some athletic limitations. He's a strength and technique guy who excels at rushing from the interior. For those reasons, I don't expect the Pats to resign him - much like their other productive defenders, I think they'll deem him replaceable. As I've stated a few times now, I expect the Jets to sign multiple pass rushers in this free agency. Even with Lawrence/Clowney/Ford likely getting tagged, the class is better than usual. Personally, I expect they'll go for a Flowers-Dante Fowler duo. He's long been a player Maccagnan has seen talent in, is 24 years old, and would slide right into RE with Flowers acting as a LE in the base and LDT in the nickel.
  7. Jets to hire Gregg Williams as DC

    I'm thrilled with Gregg Williams, absolutely thrilled. Once he meets with Gase (I think tomorrow), everything should become official baring anything unforeseen. We need a crazy SOB to come in here and whip the defense into shape. What I like about Williams is he has the pulse of the players. He knows when he needs to put the foot on the gas and yell/scream, but is also aware when that doesn't work and is capable of being more toned down. The one common theme since 2015? Usually its the defensive players who would show up late, miss meetings, etc. Gregg Williams will not tolerate that. He's going to coach them hard and demand them to be accountable. Maybe its the bias Jets fan in me, but watch out for this unit to be a top 5 defense in the NFL.
  8. Adam Gase hired to be the HC of the NYJ

    Look for SImmons to come here. The Jets may look to have 2 "DL" coaches (a pass rush coach and a DL coach).
  9. 2019 prospects and outlook

    Correct. The hope is that Gase and his staff will be better at defining what qualities and skill set they prioritize for specific roles on the team. Macc's methodology has been to allow coaches to have a seat at the table, and considering that one of Gase's positive qualities is his eye for talent, I don't see that changing
  10. 2019 prospects and outlook

    Macc has heavily relied on the coaches when it comes to identifying what they look for/prioritize in prospects. Gase will be significantly involved
  11. Adam Gase hired to be the HC of the NYJ

    As we've come to learn, nothing should be assumed until ink hits paper, but it sounds like there was a lot of mutual interest there even before hiring Gase. The Jets have had desires to have a defensive staff that matches the intensity of Adams. Adams + an aggressive staff should result in a trickle-down effect to the rest of the unit.
  12. Adam Gase hired to be the HC of the NYJ

    So I was with my cousin that's tapped in all day yesterday and got a lot of news on our coaching front. One thing I will say: for all the grief the Jets have been getting in regards to staffing on the media front, a lot of agents applauded their decision to do so, and word is it has Christopher Johnson's prerogative. Teams always want to know who the coach has in mind, but apparently Chris did a lot of research on this front. Since he took over, he's taken his job extremely seriously, and one of the things he reportedly didn't like was the staff Todd assembled... the phase this CAA agent said was that our staff "lacked a common goal" and there while each coach is going to have their own approach, a lot of our guys were vastly different from one another. Obviously Maccagnan and his team knew more guys around the league so were able to make suggestions and give input on more names, but CJ deserves a lot of credit for mandating that the Jets undertake a meticulous search not only that applied to HC candidates, but their staffs. The Jets want to have the right staff that share one vision, will be a match for the current personnel, and are known for their more discipline and innovation. One man isn't going to rebuild this football team, it's going to take a lot of really good, smart coaches, and as much as I preferred McCarthy/Rhule/Kingsbury, it makes sense the Jets didn't offer them the job after being underwhelmed with their staffing ideas. Also note that money isn't an object- the Jets are willing to pay a premium for premium coaches regardless of the money still owed to coaches who won't be here. Some names mentioned: Obviously we know about Gase's history with QBs and there's been talk of Loggains, but the expectation is expectation is we'll be adding a few coaches that have history with Quarterbacks. Loggains gets a lot of flack for his failures as a play-caller, he's considered one of the better QB coaches amongst his colleagues, he just hasn't worked with a lot of QB talent. Look out for guys like Greg Knapp, Jim Bob Cooter, Mike McCoy to all be considered for roles on offense given their versatile coaching background. The Jets will try to get Eric Studesville to coach the RBs, but he's under contract with the Dolphins still and there are rumors Flores will want to keep him. There is also a rumor going around among agents that former Jets OL coach Bill Callahan could be a candidate to be our OL coach once again... he showed that an old dog can learn new tricks, as he meshed his traditional power-blocking scheme with a lot more zone concepts in 2018, and his unit did a fairly impressive job considering all the injuries this season. On defense, there were rumors that the players took advantage of Bowles/Rodgers as the season wore on... enter Gregg Williams, one of the most intense coaches in the NFL who holds his players accountable and will get the most out of our premier personnel (Leo, Lee, Adams, etc.). Agents have said that our defensive staff will be fairly deep, and we could have Look for him to keep Dennard Wilson, whom Williams worked with in STL (also arguably the best assistant coach from last years team). Blake Williams (Gregg's son) is expected to come here, and look for the Jets to try and add Tony Oden, Kris Kocurek, and Frank Bush for some of their openings if they get out of their contracts (they all are expected to). Our special teams coaches will remain in place, as expected.
  13. 2019 Offseason Preview/FA Rumors

    That's why I added that the intention would be to move him to LT in the future. For the record I agree with you, I prefer the Jets to draft an elite talent regardless of position, but if they address the draft as they did the coaching search, they'll be selecting the player they feel can help Sam Darnold the most.