Two weeks ago, Jets defensive end Leonard Williams got to meet former Giant Michael Strahan when the lineman spoke at Jets camp. Williams called the experience an "amazing" one.
"Every time I'm around a Hall of Famer, it's really like unbelievable to be around them," Williams said. "Their mindsets are programed way different than a regular person. They just are all about winning, they're all about getting better. They're never complacent, never feel like they have it all."
Williams told reporters that he is now less concerned about his numbers this year, instead focusing on becoming a role model on and off the field.
"I don't really have any statistical goals, but I have a personal goal of being a better leader to my teammates, raising expectations and just setting the bar of expectation on how to practice and how to come out every day and work hard," Williams said.
The 23-year-old Williams added that he's used to to being in such a position, no matter what team he's been a part of.
"Every [team] that I've been a part of, I've naturally been able to get in a leadership position," he said. "It's not because I force myself to that position, it's because I show up to work, and make sure my teammates are doing the same thing."
Williams and the Jets will get to take on the Giants this Saturday when the teams meet at MetLife Stadium.