On Friday, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams took a veiled shot at coach Adam Gase’s offense, proposing the defensive battles aren’t completely the fault of the defense.
The 0-5 Jets, who face the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, are permitting 32.2 points per game, more awful than each team aside from the Dallas Cowboys.
“It’s not a very good number — and a lot of it’s not all defensively,” Williams said after Friday’s practice. “It’s points on the board and we’ve got to do a good job of that, and how you do that is make them kick more field goals, got to do a better job in field-position-type things.
“As you see, the scoring is up in the league, but it still makes me sick,” he said.
Seven words lingered palpably: “A lot of it’s not all defensively.” When asked what he meant by that, Williams turned cryptic.
“You’d have to figure it out,” he said, ending his video call with reporters.
The beset Gase wasn’t accessible to comment, as he previously had addressed columnists.
Williams likely was alluding to the way that the offense was answerable for 12 focuses permitted – two Sam Darnold interferences returned for touchdowns in a Week 3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
The offense additionally has made it extreme on the defense by averaging just 15 points per game and ranking close to the bottom of the league in total yards and time of possession.
However, Williams’ unit hasn’t fared much better, yielding 394 yards for every game and positioning rearward in third-down defense. The defense likewise has been tormented by disorderly play. The Jets have submitted 21 defensive penalties, second-most in the group. They lead the alliance in roughing-the-passer penalties (seven).
“We have been put in some unfortunate situations as far as field position,” safety Bradley McDougald said.
“At the end of the day, our job is to go out there and prevent points,” he added. “We just got to go out there and make more plays.”
This has been a turbulent week for the Jets, who delivered pursuing back Le’Veon Bell he conflicted with Gase for over a year and grumbled about his job.
Gase has been quiet since Bell’s ouster. He declined to remark Friday when gotten some information about Bell marking with the Kansas City Chiefs.
“Focusing on Miami, man,” he said.