NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York Jets have fired defensive coordinator Gregg Williams the say after he made one of the most infamous calls in team history.
They’re calling it the “Fail Mary.” In the Jets’ latest loss to the to the Raiders, Williams call an all out blitz with 13 seconds left and the Jets leading 28-24. The Raiders scored a shocking touchdown to win the game.
Fans were outraged with the strategy, and also had players second guessing the decision.
Williams was in his second year with the Jets, joining the team after Adam Gase was hired as the head coach.
Jets fired DC Gregg Williams, per source.
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The Jets defensive captain, safety Marcus Maye, criticized the play call after the game saying the coaching staff needs to help the players out.
“That situation, just has to be a better call,” Maye said. “We gotta execute, but you gotta help us out at the same time.”
The Jets’ defense ranks second to last in passing yards allowed and have allowed 29.4 points per game which is 30th out of the league’s 32 teams. Now 0-12, the Jets face the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle this upcoming Sunday.
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