FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Below siege after one loss, New York Jets trainer Robert Saleh fired again at his group’s critics Monday, vowing to carry them responsible when the time is true.
“I do know it’ll occur,” Saleh stated of a turnaround, “and we are all taking receipts on the entire individuals who frequently mock and say that we are not going to do anything else. I am taking receipts and I’ll be more than pleased to proportion them with all of you when all is alleged and finished.”
It used to be strangely sturdy communicate from Saleh, whose offense performed poorly Sunday in a 24-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He admitted the problem of revitalizing the Jets is “laborious,” however he expressed self assurance in his talent to do it in spite of 14 losses in his first 18 video games.
Saleh might be with out beginning quarterback Zach Wilson (knee) for a minimum of two extra video games. Wilson will get started throwing to receivers this week in mild particular person drills, however he is nonetheless no longer able for complete observe.
On Sunday, enthusiasts chanted for common third-stringer Mike White, however the Jets are anticipated to stay with Joe Flacco, whose loss of mobility used to be an element within the loss. He used to be sacked thrice and hit 11 instances at the back of a leaky offensive line. Saleh opened the door quite, despite the fact that, including, “I am not going to vow you anything else, however as of at the moment, Joe’s our beginning quarterback” for Sunday’s street sport in opposition to the Cleveland Browns (1-0).
“It is much more likely Joe, however the door is open for each place each week,” stated Saleh, most likely shortening Flacco’s leash.
Not anything a lot has long gone proper for the Jets in contemporary weeks. They misplaced Wilson within the preseason, misplaced two beginning tackles (Mekhi Becton and Duane Brown) to accidents and performed sloppy soccer in opposition to the Ravens, angering the fan base.
The Jets have not made the playoffs in 11 years and have not had a profitable season since 2015.
“It is laborious,” Saleh stated. “It is laborious for the coaches. It is laborious for possession. It is laborious for you guys to proceed to write down about losers. It is laborious for the enthusiasts. It is laborious for everyone, and no person needs to lose.”
Saleh stated the objective is to “boost up the method and win in an instant,” and he put the onus at the coaches. On the similar time, he famous the roster is full of younger avid gamers at key positions. He stated they’ve to “develop up briefly.” The Jets had been rebuilding beneath fourth-year basic supervisor Joe Douglas, with little to turn for it.
“There may be not anything worse than being offered a invoice of products at the long run,” stated Saleh, who stated he believes he has a “cool” roster with sufficient ability to win. “Everyone needs issues now. It is just like the instant-coffee age.”
There have been shiny spots for the protection, which restricted the run-heavy Ravens to 63 speeding yards. Defensive take on Quinnen Williams stated they’ve “the attributes and the scheme to be a dominant protection on this NFL.”
The offense used to be a unique tale, because it used to be plagued via 4 dropped passes, two turnovers and blown alternatives in scoring territory. Flacco handed for 307 yards, but it surely took 59 makes an attempt — probably the most via a Jets quarterback in 11 years. The MetLife Stadium crowded sought after White, who used to be 1-1 final season in two entire begins.
“There is a reason why he is known as Cool Joe,” heart Connor McGovern stated of Flacco. “I do not believe Joe has ever let anything else like that have an effect on him.”