New York Jets coach Adam Gase admitted he wasn't happy when defensive coordinator Gregg Williams took a shot at the team's offense. On Friday, a reporter noted to Williams that the Jets were allowing 32 points per game.
Jets defensive coordinator Williams then suggested that the team's inability to score points hurts the defense. "It's not a very good number -- and a lot of it's not all defensively," Williams said.
When asked to elaborate, he said, "You'd have to figure it out." Two days later, the Jets continued their series of bad results as they were beaten by the Miami Dolphins 24-0. The Jets are currently the only winless team in the NFL as they have a 0-6 record.
"Yeah, I wasn't happy about it, but we talked about it," Gase said after the Dolphins loss, when asked about Williams' remarks. "Right now, our players are doing such a good job as far as trying to get things righted.
It's just that everything we say, it matters. He understood that we have to set the right example." Gase says he and Williams had a conversation and now it's all good "He was trying to talk about complementary football, all three phases playing together," Gase said at first, trying to downplay Williams comments.
But Gase still called up Williams for a talk
"I felt like we were good after we talked," he claimed. Gase and Williams, who worked together for the first time last year, haven't had much success together so far and there had been rumors about the disconnect between the two.
"I disagree with that," Gase said. "I know what you're saying, but me and Gregg, we talk so much. We talk through a lot of things, not just football. We talk through things, and the majority of the time, we're thinking exactly the same thing.
We'll have discussions if we're not. "We're just trying to get guys to focus on doing things better. Us as coaches, we have to do the same thing." Many are surprised that Gase is still the head coach of the Jets.
But despite a 0-6 start, Gase isn't concerned about the safety of his job. "Nah, I'm not even thinking about it," Gase said, when asked if he was concerned about the Jets making a coaching change. "I have to focus on making sure our guys are ready to go when we get back in the building on Monday ... and getting ready for this next game."