The New York Jets head coach is making news for being feisty with people hating on his team.
However, the comments of Robert Saleh now put pressure on his team going into week two.
While Saleh believes in his unit this season, many feel the team hasn’t changed.
So what is going on in New York that’s putting pressure on the Jets to win in week two?
Saleh Makes Comments About Critics Of The Jets
While everyone has their own opinion of the Jets, Saleh is taking receipts of those mocking the Jets.
Robert Saleh and the Jets are keeping receipts on those that "mock" the team:
"I'm going to be more than happy to share them when it's all said and done" pic.twitter.com/608akdkz9H
— Jets Videos (@snyjets) September 12, 2022
However, the Jets having a reputation of losing seasons is exactly why people are mocking them.
The Jets haven’t had a winning season since 2015.
While it’s been seven years since the last winning season for the Jets, their last playoff appearance was during the 2010 season.
With Saleh proudly behind his roster, he’s showing a willingness to expose the people mocking his team.
However, it requires the Jets to win games this season.
Going into week two, the Jets haven’t won a game in September since September 10th, 2018.
Remember the good feeling after Sam Darnold's NFL debut on MNF in Detroit in 2018?
That's the Jets last win in September. 0-11 since. Hard to believe, yet not hard to believe at all.
— Mike Ashmore (@mashmore98) September 26, 2021
With the Jets losing streak being believable, it’s hard to buy into Saleh’s hype.
But that doesn’t mean all is lost for the Jets.
Jets Have A Shot At Pulling Off A Win In Week Two
While the Jets lost in week one against the Baltimore Ravens, they can rebound in week two against the Cleveland Browns.
With the Browns playing without Deshaun Watson, the Jets have a better chance of winning.
However, their run defense needs to shut down the Browns’ running back committee.
While the Jets shut down the Ravens’ running backs, they allowed some costly third-down rushing yards by Lamar Jackson.
If this happens in Cleveland, the receipts Saleh is keeping won’t matter.
But with Jacoby Brissett starting as quarterback, they at least have a better chance of stopping the pass.
Brissett is a short yardage passer, meaning you won’t see many downfield plays from him.
This is not a well-quarterbacked game. Brissett has been inaccurate. And Baker, after having four passes tipped, was just intercepted.
— Judy Battista (@judybattista) September 11, 2022
With his first game being one of inaccurate passes, the Jets’ secondary could have a field day.
It’s one reason the Jets even have a chance in week two.
Can The Jets Use The Fuel From Saleh To Pull Off Upset?
While things are favorable for a Jets upset in Cleveland, their team needs to pull it off.
With the fuel from Saleh’s statement, the Jets can propel themselves into a victory.
Their run defense was solid against the Ravens, as they allowed only 63 rushing yards.
They also kept Jackson to 213 yards in passing yards, which they can easily do against Brissett and the Browns.
However, it’s those important moments they have yet to capitalize on with stopping their opponents from scoring.
With this fuel from their head coach, they can use it against the Browns on Sunday.
In doing so, it could mean trouble for the Browns in front of their hometown crowd.
So don’t sleep on the Jets just yet, as Saleh is confident his team is better than what critics believe.