Saturday, June 25, 2022

Jets’ Robert Saleh dies down: “The s*** f****** ends”

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New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh was known for his lively gestures on the touchline while he was with the San Francisco 49ers.

There were fewer of those moments during his time with Gang Green. Although, as we saw in a recent viral clip, Saleh can still rev up the engine when he sees fit.

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On Thursday 16 June the Jets officially released “Flight 2022,” a five-episode docu-series that’s been giving fans a unique behind-the-scenes look at the team’s facilities over the past few months.

In the closing minutes of the final episode, the cameras took us into the Jets conference room as Coach Saleh addressed the team in front of the OTAs.

The 43-year-old coach ended the meeting by talking about closing the gap in the AFC East, sharing some scathing stats using colorful language:

“We have a gap to fill and here’s the real stat for you: We have 12 straight division game losses. We were outplayed by our opponent 358 to 158, that’s 16.6 per game. We have to fill a gap and showing up is the first step. How we grow and how we close that gap is going to depend on every person in this room, including myself, do you understand me? That’s real, 12 losses. This damn shit ends this year.”

The Jets have not won the AFC East since 2002 and have not had a divisional .500 record since 2010 (4-2).

Since 2004, Gang Green has only finished with a record .500 or better within the division in 7 out of a possible 18 attempts.

Now Saleh is not to blame for all those losses, he just finished his first season at the helm in 2021.

However, if this team has great vision, they can only hope to achieve those lofty goals by taking care of their business.

If the Jets can’t beat the teams within their division, they have no hope of beating any of the teams outside their division.

If you take a look at the upcoming 2022 schedule, the six division games are separated by a very interesting Mendoza line.

Their first three divisional competitions are all held on their home turf:

While the last three will all hit the streets:

Those top three are the ones that every Jets fan and member of the team should circle on their calendars. Those will be the real tests on the schedule to see where this team is and how far they’ve come from their recent failures.

If they can win and show some chutzpah, the optimism meter for what this team can achieve this season will go off the charts. However, if they fail and it’s the same old jets in the end, then it’s going to be another tough year.

That’s an oversimplification of a complicated football game, but it’s the best way to simplify things heading into 2022.

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While the last three will all hit the streets:



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