Gregg Williams ready for the second season of Quinnen Williams Jets

Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams lovingly calls defensive coordinator Gregg Williams “Uncle Gregg” because they both share the same last name.

Uncle Gregg expects great things from his nephew this season.

“I think people are going to see a huge jump in his production and his game,” Gregg Williams said Thursday in a conference call with reporters.

The Jets selected Quinnen Williams No. 3 overall last year outside of Alabama. Williams didn’t have the expected impact of a player taken that high, posting just 2.5 sacks and four tackles per loss. Gregg Williams said a high ankle sprain sustained in Week 1 delayed him longer than people realized.

“One of the things that I think people … and we don’t publish much in public, is how hard it took him to work to get back from that severe ankle sprain he had,” said Gregg Williams. “That is not easy when you are an adult man, over 300 pounds, supporting yourself on the ankle. He fought through it all. “

Gregg Williams also believes that Quinnen is only scratching the surface of his talent.

“The other thing with Quinnen is that he’s still very young [22 years old]”Gregg Williams said.” He really only had a long playing season in Alabama before coming here. … He’s a strong young man. He’s a proud young man. He’s had a really good offseason with the way he’s done. He trained what he’s doing to improve. I can’t wait to get back with him. “