How bad was the Jets’ offense in their loss to the Patriots? “D-g Sh*t” bad according to head coach Robert Saleh
While their coach’s frustration and critique is understandable, if the Jets don’t correct course soon, things could get a whole lot worse.
The Jets are now well and truly in a bind following their latest stumble and it would appear that their coach is feeling the pressure given his less than flattering words.
Jets coach Robert Saleh rips his defense’s performance
Coming into their rematch with the New England Patriots, we already knew that at 5-4 the New York Jets were one of the NFL’s 10 worst teams where offense is concerned. With that said, one could almost consider their abysmal performance on Sunday as impressive in terms of consistency. Following their 10-3 loss to the Patriots, the Jets are now 6-3 and needless to say, not happy campers. When asked about the offense and quarterback Zach Wilson’s failure to capitalize on what was a stellar performance by the defense, head coach Robert Saleh didn’t hold back. “It was dog shit,” he said.
How bad was Zach Wilson?
While it would be unfair to blame Wilson entirely for the Jets’ recent troubles, it must be said that on Sunday, he was particularly poor. Keep in mind, that description comes on the back of seeing himself on the list of least productive starters in the NFL at the moment. The 2021 first-round pick threw just 9 of 22 for 75 yards on an average of 3.5 yards per attempt. We should also mention, there were no touchdowns and close shave with interception on a critical third down. Though hard to believe, the Jets actually ended the game with more punts - 10 to be precise - than Wilson completed passes on the night. In case you’re wondering, the Jets QB has now thrown only four touch downs in seven games, which is not good when considering he’s also tossed five interceptions as well.
At any rate, the man himself doesn’t seem to bothered by his recent drop in production nor the Jets’ overall situation following their loss to the Patriots. When asked post game if he felt he had disappointed his defense, following an outing in which they allowed just three points - the Pats scored a single TD on special teams - Wilson responded with a simple and short answer. “No. No.” Whatever the case, both he and the Jets will have seven days to figure out their issues, before taking on the Bears who are 3-8 in Week 12.