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Robert Saleh: Joe Flacco’s “steadying experience” made him choice to start

  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.

Rex Ryan's extremely harsh critique of Robert Saleh's first season at the helm of the New York Jets made a news cycle out of itself last week. Ryan slammed Saleh's performance in the first half of the season on ESPN radio and demanded nobody mention his name alongside Saleh's when discussing Jets head coaches. Saleh responded with a fairly cool head but his brother did not, suggesting Ryan stick to "eating cheeseburgers."

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This kind of feud between analyst and coach is not good for business, so it is of no surprise that Ryan walked back his comments on ESPN this morning. He said he got around to talking to Saleh (a thing he probably should have done before going nuclear on radio) and was very impressed with the first-year head coach.

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The only way this was going to end, really. Ryan's comments were a bit over-the-top considering Saleh has coached less than a full season as the head honcho and the Jets were never going to be good in 2021 even if Saleh was the second coming of Bill Belichick. And if he sticks around in the long run, a feud is not good for Ryan or the network that employs him.

Thus the saga comes to its natural conclusion.

Robert Saleh: Zach Wilson managed the game well .
Jets quarterback Zach Wilson returned after four games on the shelf with a knee injury and he ran for a touchdown to help the team to a 21-14 win over the Texans. Wilson opened the game 1-of-7 with a bad interception when tried a shovel pass under pressure in the first quarter and saw it [more]Wilson opened the game 1-of-7 with a bad interception when tried a shovel pass under pressure in the first quarter and saw it bounce off the back of unwitting target Ty Johnson. That miscue helped the Texans open a 14-3 lead, but Wilson went 5-of-5 on a touchdown drive before halftime and then put the Jets up for good in the third quarter.

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