Williams nails what’s wrong with Jets run defense Dan Leberfeld

The Jets gave up 215 yards rushing to New England in the Patriots’ 27-13 win over Gang Green.

Jets defensive end Leonard Williams feels it’s not a lack of effort that is leading to the Gang Green’s porous run defense, but something else entirely.

“It’s just a matter of executing,” Williams said. “Every time we watch film we’re always like, ‘Oh guys are playing fast, guys are hitting hard, guys have that want too and desire.’ You can tell that in the way they play. But then it’s like instead of being in the ‘A’ gap they’re in the ‘B’ Gap.

So while the Jets are playing hard, some guys aren’t playing smart.

“Instead of having that high motor and high energy over there, do it where you are supposed to,” Williams said. “It’s just like guys are just not where they’re supposed to be.”

And clearly some of those guys need to be replaced in the lineup because this problem rears its head almost every week.


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