The jets and head coach Adam Gase have announced the hiring of Gregg Williams as defensive coordinator of the team.
For Williams, 60, known for his aggressive attack plans for 4-3, the Jets will be his 11th stop with his ninth NFL franchise and it will be his seventh deployment as a pro-defensive coordinator. Williams began his coaching career with four seasons as head coach of his alma mater, Belton (MO) High School. 1988-89 he joined the University of Houston as a certified assistant. From there, it was only a stone's throw away to his first pro-job as a defensive assistant (under the then-defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan), special teams and linebackers coach at the Houston Oilers for seven seasons.
He moved to Nashville with the Houston franchise, and was the Tennessee Oilers and Titans defensive coordinator from 1
Williams' first head coaching job came with the Buffalo Bills, which he headed to 3-13, 8-8 and 6-10 seasons from 2001-03. His # 39; Bills team was second in the league in defense overall and as defender of the defense and fifth in the defense rating.
He then became Defense Coordinator of the Washington Redskins (2004-07), the Jacksonville Jaguars (2008), and the New Orleans Saints (2009-11). He led his second Super Bowl defense in the victory of the Saints SB XLIV over the Colts and his & # 39; 10 Saints unit finished fourth overall and passed the defense and finished seventh in allowed points.
Williams was hired by the Tennessee Titans Senior Assistant Assistant Defensive Coach in 2013, then joined the Rams in February 2014 and served as defense coordinator in three seasons.
Williams' last stop was in 2017/18 with the Cleveland Browns as defense coordinator. When Hue Jackson was dismissed as head coach in October, Williams received his second head coaching job as Brown's interim coach and led the franchise, which had gone 3-36-1 in the previous two and a half seasons, to a 5-3 record , When Freddie Kitchens was named head coach of Cleveland this month, Williams became available again.