Robert Saleh: Joe Flacco’s “steadying experience” made him choice to start
On Monday, Jets head coach Robert Saleh said that quarterback Mike White “deserves better” than to be “anointed the next coming” after his starting debut by the same people who wanted him thrown away after throwing four interceptions in last Sunday’s loss to the Bills. While Saleh might feel that way, he didn’t feel White [more]While Saleh might feel that way, he didn’t feel White deserved another chance to start for the Jets. Saleh confirmed at his Wednesday press conference that Joe Flacco will get the start against the Dolphins this weekend while Zach Wilson continues to recover from his knee injury.
The war of words between Jets coach Robert Saleh and former Jets coach Rex Ryan has come to an end.
After Ryan bashed Saleh this week and Saleh fired back, the two talked privately. And Ryan said this morning on ESPN that he now thinks highly of Saleh and thinks the Jets are heading in the right direction.
“I was blown away by the guy,” Ryan said. “He’s got a direction for this football team. I’m telling you, Jets fans, the more I talked to him, the more impressed I was with Robert Saleh. I became a fan of his. Taking my call and all that speaks volumes about him. But it was more about, we put that stuff behind us. But it was about the future of this team, and I’m just telling you something, this guy’s got a great plan and I think they got it right.”
It’s been an ugly start to Saleh’s tenure with the Jets, and their defense looks like the worst in the NFL right now. But at least Saleh no longer has to worry about a very loud critic in Ryan.
Rex Ryan: I talked to Robert Saleh, he’s got a great plan for the Jets originally appeared on Pro Football Talk
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Good morning, Gang Green Nation! Another game, another opportunity for Zach Wilson to begin to turn things around. Today Wilson and the Jets will face the Philadelphia Eagles and their 27th ranked pass defense in terms of passer rating allowed. It is a welcome respite from the string of top pass defenses Wilson has faced in his rookie year. Prior to today’s game Wilson has faced the New England Patriots (#2 pass defense in passer rating allowed) twice, the Denver Broncos (#4), the Houston Texans (#11), the Tennessee Titans (#14), the Carolina Panthers (#15) and the Atlanta Falcons (#30). That is a brutal stretch for any rookie quarterback to start a career.