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4-12, 4th in AFC East
Super Bowl III champion gets lost ring back 40 years later (1:18)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

New coach Adam Gase won't have to deal with the logistics of an overseas trip in his first year. The Jets didn't land a spot in any of the five international games, which were announced Monday by the NFL. There had been rumors of a Jets-Jaguars game in London, but that will be played in Jacksonville. In other words, if owner/US ambassador (United Kingdom) Woody Johnson wants to see his team play, he'll have to get on a plane.

Kiper Jr.: Jets will select Bama's Williams No. 3 overall (1:41)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Adam Gase, in a radio interview today, said he hasn't seen any of the memes from his introductory presser. Said Gase: "I don't have Twitter or Instagram. I don't read the Internet. I don't watch TV. All that stuff is irrelevant to me. It's pollution of the brain. I really don't care. That's not how I operate. I'm here to do one thing and that's to help this organization win." (Via The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz, ESPN)

Gase on news conference drama: 'Irrelevant to me' (1:33)

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Jets coach Adam Gase, commenting on new DC Gregg Williams, said he has no issues with Williams' long-ago involvement in BountyGate. "Gregg was penalized for that heavily." Gase said. "Football was taken away from him. He did his time. That's what makes this country great, right? People get second chances all the time. He's gotten a second chance. He's done it right. He's gone and worked extremely hard to do things right. For me or anyone else to hold that over his head, to me, is wrong. ... People make mistakes. We've moved on from it. That's not something I'm even concerned about.'' (Via Pro Football Talk).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Newly-hired Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is looking to fill out his staff. From what I'm hearing, some names under consideration are: LBs — Blake Williams, his son; DBs — Dennard Wilson (retained from previous Jets staff); DL Clyde Simmons. Assistant DBs — Steve Jackson (previous Jets staff). Simmons and Williams were with Williams last season in Cleveland. Wilson and Jackson coached with Williams in previous stops. Kris Kocurek was eyed for the DL job (he coached under Adam Gase last year in Miami), but he was hired by San Francisco.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Why Gregg Williams? New Jets coach Adam Gase explained his decision to hire the controversial Williams as his defensive coordinator, saying, "He was always a challenge, always loved the way his guys played, the intensity they played with. They defended every blade of grass. I mean, they would always get after it. It was always really tough to move the ball, it was tough to get in the end zone and you knew you were in for a 60-minute battle. His guys always just always played exactly the way you want a defense to play." (Via SiriusXM NFL radio)

Graziano lists potential landing spots for Brown (1:09)
Jets finalizing deal to bring in Williams as DC (1:26)
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Source: Jets finalizing deal to hire Williams as DC

Gregg Williams, the former head coach of the Bills who served as interim coach of the Browns last season, will be defensive coordinator for the Jets under Adam Gase, a source told ESPN.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets CEO Christopher Johnson, in an interview yesterday on the Michael Kay Show on ESPN NY radio, dropped a couple of nuggets. He suggested he will tweak the team's power structure (the coach and GM both report to the owner). First, he defended the set-up, saying brother Woody Johnson wanted it this way — and he agreed. He added: "This is just the way we like to run things, but I'm going to do it a little bit differently this year than last." How? "I'm going to keep that between me and the coach and Mike (Maccagnan)." Johnson also said Woody wasn't involved in the search. He said he received a 4 a.m. email from his brother, saying, "Great choice. Great coach. I love you."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets CEO Christopher Johnson refused to issue a playoff mandate for Adam Gase in year one, despite an eight-year drought for the team. "The fans do deserve better, there's no question," Johnson said. "I do have high expectations, but there will be no playoff mandate. Absolutely not. I'll never do that." A mandate is never a good idea, especially after a 4-12 season. I mean, who does that? That said, they should make significant improvement, considering their resources (third pick and cap room). To me, there's more pressure on GM Mike Maccagnan than Gase.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

CEO Christopher Johnson on why he picked Adam Gase over Mike McCarthy: "McCarthy is terrific, absolutely. I was very impressed. Obviously, he had this incredible run with two Hall of Fame quarterbacks and with his amazing franchise in Green Bay. To me, to Mike (Maccagnan), seeing how Adam has gotten the best out of quarterbacks in different stages of their careers is vitally important, no question." (Note: McCarthy had Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers in different stages.) Johnson also said Gase made a "compelling argument" of how to handle the locker room in terms of discipline and responsibility. He added, "I'm just really convinced he's the man." Johnson refuted reports that said staffing issues detailed talks with McCarthy and Matt Rhule.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Takeaways from Adam Gase's introductory presser: He certainly didn't "win" the press conference, but the Jets, of all teams, know those victories don't mean anything in September. He said his first priority is hiring a staff. He's "excited" about working with Sam Darnold because, as he noted, he's never worked with a quarterback this young. Clearly, his background on offense was the major reason why he was hired. CEO Christopher Johnson said, "To paraphrase Wayne Gretzky, he's coaching to where football is going."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

New Jets coach Adam Gase is retaining special teams coordinator Brant Boyer, a source confirmed. This is a key move for Gase. Boyer did a terrific job last season under Todd Bowles and drew interest from multiple teams, but he's getting a contract extension to stay with the Jets. Boyer coached two Pro Bowl players in 2018 — KR Andre Roberts and PK Jason Myers. (First reported by Adam Caplan of Sirius).

Team Stats

Passing Yards197.8
Rushing Yards101.4
Points For20.8
Points Against27.6