Jets Dump Gregg Williams After Williams Makes Certain Jets Stay Winless

Zero wins in 12 games isn’t exactly the type of season that leads to job security, even if 0-12 is sort of what management wants.

Gregg Williams found that out Monday morning, when the defensive coordinator was fired by the New York Jets, according to multiple reports. But let’s face it, the decision to can Williams may have been more than just a result of the Jets’ 0-12 record.

Williams basically threw the game in Sunday’s 31-28 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Jets had a four-point lead, and with just 13 seconds remaining, they needed only to keep the Raiders out of the end zone in order to win their first game of the season.

The Raiders had the ball at midfield, and the clock was ticking. But instead of playing it safe, Williams called an all-out blitz, giving Raiders quarterback an easy pass to receiver Harry Ruggs. Touchdown. Ball game. Jets lose again, only this time it was fairly obviously on purpose.

The Jets can’t be relied on to win even when they try, but Williams’ silly decision on Sunday was definitely a fireable offense. A makeover of the entire staff will likely come this offseason. Williams had to know that.

All he really did was make the Jets’ upcoming decision easy and give himself the chance to get out of dodge early. As for the Jets, they may actually be feeling good. They’re still exactly where they want to be: 0-12 and in the lead for the No. 1 overall draft pick.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. There are only two options here.

    1) A Shakespearean play scenario. The powers that be made sure Gregg Williams called an all-out blitz on the last play to secure the loss and keep the bid for Trevor Lawrence. They then fire Williams to stop the speculation of said game-throwing scheme. All evidence of their scheme dies with a highly-compensated Williams, who signs a non-disclosure on his way out the door.

    2) Gregg Williams is a moron.

    • Would it come as any surprise that Williams turns around ind interviews for the Jets job, and in typical Jets fashion they hire him. Also this way he gets to enjoy the holidays with family instead of working through 4 more losses.

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