Top Ad
I DIG Radio
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

Jets defenders question 'slow' prep in 0-2 start

Written by 
Published in Breaking News
Wednesday, 23 September 2020 11:29

Not only are the New York Jets playing poorly on Sundays but they are not practicing with a sense of urgency, according to two defensive players.

In recent days, safety Bradley McDougald and linebacker Avery Williamson have questioned the team's practice habits. Whether intended that way or not, their comments will be perceived as criticism of coach Adam Gase, who has come under fire after an 0-2 start.

"It all goes back to practice. We've had some slow practices, and it correlates to the game," McDougald told SNY TV after Sunday's 31-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. "We need to have a complete, full week of just great practices, and I don't think we've had that yet.

"The sooner we realize that and hone in on how important practice is and coming out and winning at practice, then it will translate to the games on Sunday."

Williamson, in his weekly spot Tuesday on WFAN radio, agreed with McDougald's assessment.

"Sometimes, in practice, guys are missing tackles or we're not doing things right," Williamson said. "We haven't been as crisp as we should be at times. ... We don't start fast at practice."

Same for the games.

The Jets have trailed at halftime by the same score, 21-3, in both losses. Against the 49ers, they allowed an 80-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage, the start of another poor performance by the defense.

"Until we dominate at practice on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Sunday is going to be a toss-up," said McDougald, acquired in the July trade that sent safety Jamal Adams to the Seattle Seahawks.

Gase said he received a text Tuesday from Williamson, who apparently wanted to clarify his radio remarks. The coach said he wasn't aware of the comments.

"Until [the PR department] tells me, I probably won't know because I don't even open internet browsers right now," Gase joked.

The players' opinions are somewhat surprising because defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is known for his intense practices, and Gase disagreed with their sentiment.

"Nobody said anything during the week," he said. "I felt like we had really good tempo to practice. Sometimes an individual guy, if he wants to change something, we talk about it every week. It's not like it's not an open forum. If somebody doesn't like the way something is going, we can easily speak up."

The Jets travel to the Indianapolis Colts (1-1) on Sunday, looking to avoid their second consecutive 0-3 start. Gase is 7-11 as the Jets' coach, with nine of the losses by at least 10 points.

Gase said that if the players are unhappy with the practice intensity, now is the time to change it.

"If that's the feeling they have, we have a chance to ramp it up and make sure we're doing what we need to do in individuals and pick up the tempo," he said. "I haven't necessarily felt that."

Read 28 times


  • Jameszem
    Comment Link posted by Jameszem
    Thursday, 22 October 2020 00:24

    buy generic viagra online change word of the inadvertent tadalafil coupon while in other opportunists they have more columnar hay decortications

  • VictorBef
    Comment Link posted by VictorBef
    Saturday, 17 October 2020 19:25

    washington university and, which is needed for airway intact breathing. buy generic cialis online safely Chemoreceptors obtain few multidimensional keyboards benefit of which theyР Р†re restarted

Leave a comment


Hazard nets first Madrid goal in 392 days in win

Hazard nets first Madrid goal in 392 days in win

Eden Hazard finally opened his Real Madrid account this season with a stunning finish as Los Blancos...

Pulisic injured in warm-up, misses Chelsea game

Pulisic injured in warm-up, misses Chelsea game

USMNT international Christian Pulisic missed Chelsea's 3-0 victory in the Premier League at Burnley...

Ziyech, Kante 9/10 as Chelsea complete convincing win

Ziyech, Kante 9/10 as Chelsea complete convincing win

Chelsea continued their fine run of form with a dominant 3-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturd...


Obama details call that helped save NBA season

Obama details call that helped save NBA season

New details about the midnight phone call from the president of the National Basketball Players Asso...

Sources: NBA fears up to $1B loss with Jan. start

Sources: NBA fears up to $1B loss with Jan. start

After pushing back a deadline until next Friday that would allow for the NBA to serve notice on term...


2021 MLB draft order set by 2020 standings

2021 MLB draft order set by 2020 standings

The order for the 2021 MLB draft was made official, with teams picking in reverse order of their 202...

My 5-year-old couldn't go to a Mets game this year -- so I sent him to all of them

My 5-year-old couldn't go to a Mets game this year -- so I sent him to all of them

In May, my 5-year-old son and I draped his bedroom in blankets from wall to wall, crawled inside and...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation

Sponsored Links

I DIG® Newspapers
I Dig® Newspapers, stay up to date with the latest news from around the world.
I DIG® Casino
I Dig® Casino, explore our online casino games, play a wide range of free slots and casino games at our online casino today.
I DIG® Radio
I Dig® Radio HD is the only place in the internet where you can find free, super high bit rate internet radio stations from around the world. On I Dig® Radio HD you can find free radio stations streaming at 256kbps.

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.


Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (800) 825 5558
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.