January 15 News (text / Rich Cimini compile / draskar) at noon today, the New York Jets officially announced that the team has agreed in principle and now San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert – Saleh signed, he will be the Jets the new term coach. According to sources, the contract up to five years.
Salah, 41, a graduate of Northern Michigan University, on Friday after he received remote interviews to the Jets top left a good impression. This week, he flew to New Jersey received a second interview. Jets been to internal discussions after the final decision to select Saleh, hoping he can reverse the team’s current bad momentum.
Saleh himself is the meat and potatoes on the coach market, since the offseason he has participated six teams coach interview. The Jets considered the pre-emptive.
It is reported that Saleh will appoint current 49ers offensive coordinator Mike pass – Lafleur as his offensive coordinator. It is worth mentioning that Mike’s brother Matt is the current head coach of the Green Bay Packers.
Record last season, the Jets called one of the worst in team history, Adam – Gass immediately dismissed by management at the end of the season. He only got a total of nine wins in a jet either. Gass not only poor record, some players annoyed his personality. Gass and compared, Saleh optimistic, positive qualities Jets management is very valued.
The team needs is a “CEO” coach, as head coach he would be able to mobilize the enthusiasm of the team, for the team to establish a winning culture. Jets general manager Joe – Douglas and Saleh Although there is no work experience, but Saleh meets all the requirements of his handsome: good partner, strong leadership, excellent communication skills.
Saleh during any 49 defensive coordinator, he successfully weak defensive line forged alliances class impregnable fortress. 49 people over the past two seasons defense group performance are the top five in the league. Although this season, 49 people due to severe injuries suffer heavy casualties, the defense group under the rule of Ali Abdullah Saleh is still advancing yardage opponents fifth in the league, the league lost 17 points.
Last season the Jets not only record only 2 wins and 14 losses, and both offensively and defensively, ranked last in the league ranks. Jets have been 10 years without playoffs since 2015 winning team will be no more than 50%.
Saleh placed in front of the most urgent decision was quarterback candidates. Incumbent quarterback Sam – Da Nuode passing score on the bottom of the league last season, his fate determines the direction of rebuilding the Jets offseason. The team may choose to use the second overall pick to choose an alternative name for the new quarterback. Such decisions generally require major team general manager typesetting, but Douglas said the team coach has a great voice.
Currently Saleh has great resources into reconstruction. 2021 Jets have two first round draft picks, salary cap space as much as $ 71 million. They also have two 2022 first-round pick. But the squad is very big problem. The team almost every position are urgently upgrade. The team is not a player selected for the Pro Bowl, the current squad only two players can be regarded as the cornerstone of the team’s players – defensive tackle Kuinan – Williams and left tackle did not g – Becton.