Adam Gase not happy with defensive coach Gregg Williams: 'Shut up and play'


The Adam Gase experience is continuing to unravel with the Jets.

Earlier in the week, Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams said that the team’s 32 points per game is not all on the defense, which Gase apparently took exception to.

The CBS broadcast crew mentioned during the game that when they met with Gase, the Jets head coach was not happy with Williams’ comments and told them, “Everyone needs to shut up and play.”

CBS then showed the two coaches talking to each other in what appeared to be a heated exchange, although it was hard to tell as both coaches were masked up due to NFL protocols.

Following the game, a 24-0 Jets loss to drop them to 0-6, Gase said that the exchange caught by cameras was about something he was told by an official that he was upset about, but he did acknowledge that he was not thrilled with Williams' comments.

"I wasn't happy about it but we talked about it," he told reporters after the game, per SNY's Ralph Vacchiano. "I feel like our players are doing such a good job trying to get things righted. Everything we say, it matters. He understood we got to set the right example."

Things between Gase and running back Le’Veon Bell also came to a head this week, with the Jets releasing Bell after Gase was unhappy that the running back was liking tweets critical of the coach’s usage of him.

The Jets are now 7-17 under Gase since he took over as head coach last year and have ranked in the bottom of the league in offense and defense since he took the reins.

Gase said he is not even thinking about the possibility the Jets could fire him.

He said: "I have to focus on making sure our guys are ready to go when we get back in the building."

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