When the Jets hired Gregg Williams as their defensive coordinator Foster Moreau Jersey , head coach Adam Gase said that Williamss competitiveness in practice will be the difference maker for us because it will be like playing a game every day.One of the players the Jets expect to benefit the most from those practice clashes is quarterback Sam Darnold. Offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said the sheer number of different looks that Williams throws at the offense over the course of a practice session will be a plus for Darnold as he tries to take a step forward in his second season.I think it helps Sam a lot, just seeing all of the different looks and he has so many different, multiple personnel groupings that you know. Youre seeing different fronts, different coverages, especially in the third-down stuff, Loggains said, via the teams website. Hes going to accumulate and stack reps of odd floater, overload pressures and trap blitzes and all of those things hes going to get to see. Its going to be tremendous value as the season goes on and its stuff that he can put away in his toolbox and its going to come up in Week Six, Seven, Eight Joey Bosa Jersey , and hes getting a lot of good experience from that stuff.Darnold had a rough time against a Williams-run Browns defense in Week Three last season as he went 15-of-31 for 169 yards while throwing two interceptions. He posted better results as the year went on and the Jets are pinning a lot of their hopes on more frequent bouts with Williams continuing that trend. ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) John Elway met with Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio about the Denver Broncos head coaching vacancy Monday, a day after Chicagos 16-15 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC wild-card playoffs.At 60, Fangio is the oldest of the five candidates on Elways short list as he searches for his fourth head coach in six years. Fangio was also expected to interview for Miamis head coaching vacancy, but the Dolphins didnt schedule an interview with him.Elway, who fired Vance Joseph a week ago, also interviewed former Colts coach Chuck Pagano and Steelers O-line coach Mike Munchak , who are both 58, Patriots defensive play-caller Brian Flores , 37 Tony Pollard Jersey , and Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor , 35.Unlike Munchak and Pagano, Fangio has no NFL head coaching experience, although he has been an assistant for 32 seasons in the NFL and 34 overall, beginning with the Philadelphia Stars of the old USFL in 1984.He has 19 years of coordinating experience for the Panthers, Colts, Texans, 49ers and Bears. Hes built dominant defenses in different eras, successfully adapting to changes in personnel, philosophies and style. The 2018 season was his best as Chicago used a mix of youth and experience to lead the league in total defense and allow an NFL-low 17.7 points per game.Elway said last week he values experience but also recognizes he needs to modernize the Broncos offensive and defensive schemes to keep up with the run-pass option craze that has swept through the NFL and rendered traditional systems antiquated.Elway also said personnel assistant and former Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak will move back into an offensive assistant coaching role in 2019 Noah Fant Jersey , although he didnt specify if that would necessarily be as Denvers offensive coordinator.Kubiak stepped aside over health concerns two years ago after going 24-11 in two seasons, including 15-4 in 2015 when the Broncos won the Super Bowl in Peyton Mannings final game of his career.Since then, the Broncos have won just 11 of 32 games, in large part because of a quarterback carousel that has included four starters in Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler, Paxton Lynch and Case Keenum, plus flameouts Mark Sanchez and Chad Kelly.If cornerback Bradley Roby and linebacker Shane Ray leave via free agency this spring, as expected, Elways only remaining No. 1 draft picks on the roster will be pass rushers Von Miller and Bradley Chubb, the No. 5 overall pick a year ago Dalton Risner Jersey , and left tackle Garett Bolles, who has been penalized an NFL-high 21 times for holding in his two NFL seasons.Elway said in addition to looking for yet another coach, hes evaluating the mistakes hes made in building his roster.The Broncos are coming off back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since 1971-72, a hard fall for a franchise that was hoisting the Lombardi Trophy just three years ago thanks to Millers MVP performance in Super Bowl 50.Fangio is available sooner than expected following the Bears bow-out Sunday night when Eagles defensive lineman Treyvon Hester got his fingertips on kicker Cody Parkeys last-second double-doink field-goal attempt in the final seconds.Fangio guided a defense that ranked No. 1 in the NFL and led the Bears into the playoffs for the first time in eight years. Four Chicago defenders were selected to the Pro Bowl: pass rusher Khalil Mack, safety Eddie Jackson, lineman Akiem Hicks and cornerback Kyle Fuller.Last month Miller suggested the Bears defense could lead Chicago to the Super Bowl title much as Denvers defense led the way three years ago even in an age of potent offenses capitalizing on ever friendlier rules to run up scores.The Bears have been doing it right. They get takeaways, they play tight coverage and they got a great run defense, Miller said. I feel like the Bears definitely got a defense that can go all the way.Instead, it could be their defensive coordinator joining Miller in Denver.