If you’re planning on bringing your kids to Jets training camp this summer, it might be wise to pack some ear muffs.
New head coach Adam Gase anticipates that his players might be taken aback about what promises to be a spirited environment among the coaches.
“I’m going to enjoy it a lot,” Gase said on the Stugotz (Adam Weiner) Stupodity Podcast last week. “Gregg Williams coming on board and some of these defensive coaches…. Practice is going to feel like a game. It’s going to be competitive. It’s probably going to start off where we’re probably going to be talking more than the players. They’re probably going to be going, ‘What’s wrong with these guys?’ But that’s kind of how we are.”
The Jets, frankly, need an infusion of energy coming off five-, five- and four-win seasons. Gase and Williams have reputations for being fiery, which should make for practices filled with trash talk.
Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams’ non-stop chatter typically steals the show at practice. Looks like he’ll have some competition now.
“We’re all competitors in this building,” Gase said. “That’s the kind of fire you want at practice. You want guys that feel that and understand that, ‘Hey, this is going to be harder than the game.’ Because that’s how competitive we want to be.”