The Jets have fired defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.
This comes on the heels of being the first defensive coordinator since 2006 (per ESPN Stats & Info/Rich Cimini) to call for an all-out blitz in the Jets’ specific game situation against the Raiders.
So, we can call off the dogs on the front office. The call for a zero-blitz clearly didn’t come from the top of the organization. If it did, they wouldn’t have fired him.
In the end, it’s the right move.
The Jets had to fire Williams after his inexplicable call against the Raiders. Sending the house there was a gutsy call that didn’t work, but it’s still the wrong move.
There was no reason to keep Williams any longer, though. Marcus Maye called him out during the post-game press conference. When a guy like Maye speaks up like that, it’s time to go.
This all but seals the fate of Adam Gase, however. Albeit expected, he will not remain the head coach until the end of the game Week 17. However, keeping him past Black Monday is a different story.
This is just the first domino to fall for Gang Green, though. Gase and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains will likely be out the door when the season ends. Then, when the new head coach comes in, we will likely see a brand new staff.
Williams sealed his fate Sunday. The rest will follow in a few weeks.
(Editor’s Note: The Jets plan to name LB coach Frank Bush as their interim defensive coordinator, as reported by NFL.com)
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