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New York Jets defensive end Henry Anderson likes the energy that his new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams brings.

Defensive end Henry Anderson will be going into his fifth season in the NFL in 2019 and his second with the New York Jets. However, it’ll be his first with newly-hired defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

The Jets hired Williams back in January. Thus far through spring workouts, Anderson has had nothing but good things to say about his new defensive coach.

“He’s definitely unique,” Anderson said, per Ethan Greenberg of the team’s website. “I’ve never had a coach like him before. It’s always fun to start first thing in the morning with a meeting with him. He gets the blood boiling a little bit. It’s fun, though. Sometimes you’re in there in the morning, kind of tired, still waking up and he wakes you up pretty fast. He gets you ready to go out there and practice. He brings a lot of energy, he’s passionate, he wants this defense to be great, which is only going to be good for us.”

In last year’s campaign that saw the Jets finish with a record of 4-12, Anderson racked up 35 combined tackles, seven tackles-for-loss, and seven sacks. Now with a new coaching staff around him along with numerous weapons to work with on the defensive side of the ball, Anderson will be looking to improve those numbers in 2019.

“Last year wasn’t as good as I wanted it to be and we’re playing a different style of defense this year, which hopefully helps me get in the backfield, just disrupting run plays a little bit more,” Anderson said. “Hopefully that gets a little bit better, but I have to keep working on it. I’ve been focusing on that a lot during OTAs and I’ll continue to make that a focal point when we start training camp.”

Anderson will be working alongside Leonard Williams and rookie Quinnen Williams on the defensive line in their 3-4 defensive set.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.