Most Humble NFL Play Call Ever? Some people think it came on Sunday, and it seems that the Jets’ defensive coordinator, Greg Williams, cost his job.
The Jets wanted to get their first win of their season against the Las Vegas Raiders at home. They were 28–24, 13 seconds left in the game and the Raiders kept the 46 zone ball away from the final zone.
What happened next was almost universally exploded by fans, commentators and Jets players, and the team’s horrific 2020 season seemed to sum up.
The Raiders only needed to close once or twice and on the third-10s, the Jets did not leave Nickel and the dime backs in coverage or defend only against a deep pass, such as a Derek Carr second-and-so. Had tried 10 when he barely missed the back of Nelson Aghorel’s final zone. Instead, the Jets blitzed all-out, allowing secondary threadbare and Raiders receivers to cover man-to-man. Carr completed a 46-yard touchdown pass to a single-cover Henry Ruggs III, easily overtaking his defender, undefeated crook Lamar Jackson, and outscored the Jets by a 0–12 record.
The Jets couldn’t very well put eight players in the secondary, but because they knew that only one touchdown could beat them, they could go defensive, opt for zone play or take the sideline away. – One of the fastest men in the game with nothing but one, Blitz with Rookie’s Corner against Ruggus.
Depending on how you counted, the Jets sent seven or eight rushers on Carr. ESPN Stats and Info reported that 251 passes play with this criteria – the final 15 seconds, a 4-8 score lead and 40 or more yards – that was the first time a team had run over six players. Was.
Perhaps Williams, known for his supergressive play calling, thought the defense could sack the car before it even passed. It did not work that way.
On Monday, the team Said it was “part ways” With Williams, without specifying a reason.
The commentary was withdrawn and immediately removed following the play call on Sunday, and the Jets players did not withdraw their criticisms.
Team captain safety Marcus May said, “I felt that we could be in a better call then, at that time of the game.”
He said: “There was a call. Everything is going on in our mind and everything like that. We just played the call that the coaches had called and we just had to execute. But you can help us at the same time Agreed to. “
Coach Adam Gasey said a lot after the game. Asked if the pressure was needed, he replied, “We took the pressure off.” Asked if Williams had explained his thought process, Gacy replied, “He explained his thought process.”
Rex Ryan, a former Jets head coach, Said on ESPN It was “the most polite call I’ve ever seen”. He said: “58 years as a coach, been around for 30 years. That is the most cool call. Cover is a time and place for nothing. Sure it isn’t. It’s just stupid.”
On CBS, Boomer Asiason said: “The fact that Greg Williams would play that coverage in that situation? It’s almost as if the Jets drew to lose the game.”
There were some conspiracy-minded football watchers who insisted, without strong evidence that the Jets, in fact, tried to lose, part of an effort to draft Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the first overall pick in the 2021 draft. .
Williams was not available for comment.
The move raised eyebrows when the Jets hired Bresh Williams two years ago. Past. That was one Ringaldar in uncountable scandal of New Orleans monkA system, design and administration of paying players who injure opponents. He was suspended for a year.
With Williams, it is speculated that Gass, the head coach, may follow at the end of the season.
The Jets’ season ends with the Seahawks and Rams, a home game against the Browns and then a trip to the Patriots, and all but New England have serious playoff aspirations. Losing everything except the 2020 Jets in the company of the 2008 Detroit Lions and 2017 Cleveland Lawns Only 0-16 teams in NFL history.
Defensive coordinator on that Browns team was Greg Williams. He has twice lost the chance to be a part of profanity.
Ben Shapigel and Benjamin Hoffman contributed reporting.