The New York Jets have fired defensive coordinator Gregg Williams following the team’s last second loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday afternoon.
Many questioned Williams’ decision to rush seven, including captain safety Marcus Maye, who expressed his opposition to the final defensive play call of the game.
Instead of protecting down field, Williams instead chose to blitz Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, leaving defensive back Lamar Jackson alone on rookie wide receiver Henry Ruggs III, who hauled in the game-winning touchdown.
Former Jets head coach Rex Ryan was in awe of the play call made by Williams.
“Dumbest call I’ve ever seen. Been around the thing for 58 years, 30 years as a coach. That’s the dumbest call ever. There’s a time and place for Cover-0. That sure ain’t it. It’s just stupid,” Ryan said on Get Up ESPN.
The play call resulted in the Jets losing its 12th-straight game this season. Some may view Williams as a scapegoat for the poorly coached and managed Jets, while others will likely think the termination is deserved. Either way, the Jets have not won a game this season and remain the favorites to land the No. 1 overall pick in 2021.
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