Things are still not looking good for head coach Robert Saleh and the New York Jets.
They have lost six of their last seven games dating back to last season, including their 2022 season opener against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Jets scored only one touchdown and nine total points in Week 1.
But despite another defeat, Saleh made some headlines by saying, “this is not the same old Jets.”
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ESPN’s Rich Cimini provided more context about Saleh’s thoughts.
Cimini reported, “Robert Saleh elaborated on his ‘taking receipts’ comment from Monday, saying he understands the passion of the fans and history of the franchise. He said he got ‘caught in a passionate moment’ while defending his team.”
He added, “He insisted, ‘This is not the same old Jets,’ but acknowledged ‘the shots will keep on coming until they win. He welcomes the criticisms, claiming, ‘It’s not going to change our mission.'”
Jets Must Back Saleh’s Statement
While Saleh claims this is not the same old Jets, the results do not back the claim.
The touchdown they scored was more of a consolation because the Ravens had been up 24-3 after three quarters.
They also converted only two out of 14 third-down tries.
The Jets also failed to maximize covering more yards (380 to 274) and had a longer time of possession (32:30 to 27:30).
New York also committed more penalties (6-2) and more penalty yards (81-29).
Saleh and the Jets have an opportunity to bounce back in Week 2 when they face the Cleveland Browns.