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New York Giants defensive lineman Leonard Williams may have a legitimate reason for why the Jets offensive line has been struggling.

A productive and efficient offensive line will do wonders; everyone knows that. The issue with the 2019 New York Jets is that they don’t have one. Through eight games, Gang Green’s front five is 31st in the league with 37 sacks allowed. They actually lead the league in sacks allowed-per-game with 4.625. It’s contributed to New York’s 1-7 start, there’s no question about it.

So what’s the real reason why this Jets offensive line is so porous? New York Giants defensive lineman Leonard Williams, who spent all year with the Jets up until last week, may have a clue.

“I think possibly just because of chemistry,” he said, per Tom Rock of Newsday. “That’s what I’ve been trying to tell some of the D-line guys here. They have some new pieces, they had some pieces go down, some pieces replaced and stuff like that. As it is with any team, if your guys don’t have enough chemistry, it’s going to be hard to work together. That’s one position group that has to work together the most.”

Williams came over to the Giants prior to the deadline in a trade for a 2020 third-round pick and a 2021 fifth-round pick. He statistically struggled in his first game with the Giants this past Monday, only racking up three combined tackles and one quarterback hit.

It’s evident that Williams’ teammates on the defensive line will ask for intel on the Jets offensive line. This, in order to effectively prepare for Sunday’s matchup. The Jets and Giants kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET at MetLife Stadium.

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