Think of the meanest son-of-a-gun coach you ever had when you played sports as a kid. Maybe it was your gym teacher, your Little League coach, or – heck – your own parent, but that coach would get in your face, scream at you, break you down into little pieces like a bad LEGO set. I don’t agree with the initial methods, but often it was in an attempt to build you back up, motivate you, and improve your game.
Now, take that caricature, give them glasses, a goatee, and a nylon tracksuit, and you have newly-hired New York Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.
It’s hard to tell whether Williams has been more memeable for the blue streak that erupts out of his mouth on the sidelines or for asking his run-defending strong safety to play 25 to 30 yards deep regularly. Either way, Williams will take over the defense in a region whose own reputation for trash talk and quick tempers can perhaps hold a candle to Williams’ aggressing coaching style.
But how will Williams’ presence alter the Jets’ defense, and can the Individual Defensive Players (IDP) he’s coaching rise to the challenge?
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