Cleveland – A look at what’s happening around the New York Jets:
1. Will the players have his back? Coach Robert Saleh’s comment “receiving receipts” made headlines and angered an already frustrated fan base, but it didn’t surprise one of his former players.
‘Not at all’, former corner star Richard Sherman ESPN said.
Sherman, who has known Saleh for more than a decade, said his old coach simply trusted his players by defending them through tough times.
“I don’t bet against Robert Saleh,” Sherman said. “I would never bet against him.” “I don’t care what the circumstances are, I don’t care where the chips fall, I don’t care what the odds are, because I know what kind of human he is. I know he’s going to fight.”
Sherman, now an Amazon Prime Video Analyst, has had good and bad times with Saleh. They won the Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks (2013) when Saleh was the QC coach and they won the NFC Championship with the San Francisco 49ers (2019) when Saleh was the defensive coordinator. They also experienced 4-12 and 6-10 seasons with the Niners.
He knows Saleh’s coaching style better than most, and is convinced that the Gates coach has the power to turn perpetual losers around. He believes that Saleh’s enduring positivity – criticized in some quarters – is in fact a strength.
“I think that’s the best coaching philosophy – at least from the coaches I’ve dealt with,” Sherman said. “There is enough negativity in the world, there are enough people saying to you, ‘You’re saucy. You won’t be able to do that. You can not do that. You need someone, even when the chips are against you, to show you, ‘Hey, here’s how to get out of this. You can do that, you can get out of that hatch.”
“If he can convince his team to match his commitment, it will work in his favour. I have complete faith in that.”
The players say they support Saleh. We’ll find out on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns (1 p.m. ET, CBS).
2. Short leash? Salih made the right call by sticking to Joe Flacco – It would have been an unusual reaction to release him on bail after just one match – but his conviction will be tested if the attack was led by Flacco against Brown.
does it include Mike White In the second half, looking for that proverbial spark?
Saleh said, “No, our quarterback Joe.” But how can he ride with Flacco if it’s a repeat of last week? At some point, the coach has to try something.
Flacco played well in a clean pocket, completing 31 of 43 passes for 278 yards (one touchdown, one interception) when not pressured. This undoubtedly took into account Saleh’s decision to start over.
The flip side: Flacco was poor under pressure (6 from 16, 31 yards), numbers to be had plenty of pressure facing Brown’s defense end Miles Jarrett & Co. White has limited experience, but at least he’s not a pocket bust and he brings a certain energy.
It could be the story of the game.
3. Did you know? Great game of planes. Since the NFL expanded to a 14-team playoff format in 2020, no 0-2 team has made the playoffs.
4. Minus 10: One of the big questions that will be asked in the second week is the recipient Garrett Wilsongame time. The rookie has played just 38 of 79 shots, including just six in the first half, according to NFL Next Gen Stats. It was the tenth choice in the draft. What gives?
Offensive coordinator Mike Lafleur said Wilson should learn to master two functions (slot and release), not just one. He said that the novice player is a dynamic player in the passing game, but noted that he needs to improve on non-passing gameplay. LaFleur said Wilson’s “process” of running plays and fake plane scans “must be up to 100 percent, and he knows it.”
Presumably, LaFleur was referring to more than the first game because only three of Wilson’s 38 shots were plays. If this trend continues, it will make crime predictable. On this week’s “Flight Deck” podcastformer aircraft wide receiver Quincy Inonwa Wilson said he’s ready for a bigger role.
5. Extra Sauce: non-veteran Gardner sauce It is a pure cover corner whose rare size (6ft-3) allows it to cover the narrow ends of the fleet. I saw him at the opening. He had 24 cover shots, including a handful against the Baltimore Ravens’ tight ends. A valuable chess piece can be in defense.
6. You lack the 2020 vision: Last week has been tough for the Pre- 2020 students, and it likely won’t get any better in the coming weeks. Only three of the nine enlistment selections were in uniform, and their contributions were minimal.
Attack/Defense Combined Strike: Five
Group shots in special teams: 28
7. Get rid of this: Greg ZorlinHis shaky appearance was a painful reminder of how the organization has spoiled the kicking position in recent years. Try to wrap your brain around these two facts:
Brant Boyer, in his seventh year as a special teams coordinator, on his eleventh kick. He’s a good coach but he couldn’t solve the puzzle of the kicks.
Fittingly, the former Jets killer is on the Sunday broadcast booth – Jay Feely (2008-2009), CBS Sports’ colorist.
8. Get Rid of This, Part Two: Meanwhile, Browns couldn’t be happier with their rookie player Kid York, who drafted in the fourth round. His 58-yard goal last week was the longest winning field goal in Brown’s history. The Jets passed him twice in the fourth round, but they weren’t looking for a kicker after giving guarantees totaling $1.7 million to Zorlin and Pinero.
9. Hardy’s Homecoming: Special Team Captain Justin Hardy He grew up in Cleveland, about 15 minutes from First Energy Stadium. He crossed the field all the time and played a high school game there in 2011, but this would be his first NFL competition in his hometown. It’s a special moment for the unpolished player who has emerged as a wide receiver, turning into a back corner and carving a niche on special teams.
“It’s going to be a dream come true,” said Hardy, who expects at least 40 friends and family members to participate in the game. “I will be like a child living his dream, seeing it come to life.”
10. The last word: “When the ball runs 250 yards (actually, 217), you don’t need to do anything like a quarterback. He couldn’t have played and they would have won that game. But, no, Jacobi [Brissett] He is a great player. When they need him to pass the ball, he will pass the ball.” From John Franklin Myers On Brisette’s 147-yard pass in Cleveland’s win over the Panthers