Jets news: Adam Gase gives cheeky response to turnover on defense
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Jets’ Adam Gase gives tongue-in-cheek response to roster turnover on defense

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The New York Jets traded Leonard Williams midseason last year. They punctuated this offseason by sending All-Pro safety Jamal Adams to the Seattle Seahawks.

More recently, former Pro Bowl inside linebacker C.J. Mosley opted out of the 2020 campaign due to COVID-19 concerns.

Naturally, the Jets defense will look quite a bit different this fall. But head coach Adam Gase is not too concerned by the defensive overhaul.

Gase praised defensive coordinator Gregg Williams’ ability to mix and match his personnel and make adjustments on the fly, suggesting Williams will be able to get the best out of New York’s revamped defense (via Ethan Greenberg of the team’s website):

“When you’re starting like this, Gregg [Williams] will adjust things that he was either planning in the spring, adjusted so far or we’ll make another adjustment now,” Gase said, via the team’s website. “This is kind of what we do as coaches. We have to do a really good job of using the personnel that’s ready to go for each week. This is where Gregg has always done a great job of being able to use his guys to their abilities and get the max out of them.”

The Jets were also reportedly considering dealing or cutting linebacker Avery Williamson prior to Mosley’s decision to sit out, though that no longer figures to be in the cards.

Gang Green ranked 10th in DVOA on the defensive side of the football, but this year could be more of a struggle given Mosley’s absence and Adams’ departure.

But Gase is confident Williams can help the Jets have sustained success defensively. A second-year leap from 2019 first-rounder Quinnen Williams would figure to help matters quite a bit.