Tempers Flare for Former Tide Player During Loss
The New York Jets have been no strangers to blowout losses over the years, but that has not stopped coaches and players involved with the franchise to continue to compete. During Sunday's matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals, former Alabama defensive lineman Quinnen Williams' anger and frustration became apparent when cameras caught him arguing with one of his coaches.
The argument took place early in the second quarter when the Bengals only held an eight-point lead over a play call dispute. However, Jets head coach Robert Saleh addressed the argument and believes in what Williams was doing to help change the culture of the franchise.
Hopefully, this ordeal has helped stoke the fire in the Jets' coaching staff to continue making improvements and finally break free from the stigma that has surrounded the franchise that has not made the playoffs since 2010.
Williams put on a standard performance that he has become accustomed to during his time in New York, tallying two tackles and a sack on Bengal's quarterback Joe Burrow. However, his efforts were not enough to stop the Bengals from steamrolling through the rest of the Jets' defense on their way to a 27-12 victory.
The defensive unit held Bengals Pro Bowler Joe Mixon to only 24 yards on the day but could not stop the receiving unit from breaking loose throughout the game. The Jets offense sputtered much of the game and gave the Bengals optimal field position throughout.
Williams and the Jets will travel to face off against Pittsburgh next Sunday where the team will look to get the season back on track.