New York Jets coach Robert Saleh has repeatedly referred to this offseason as “the world’s largest honeymoon.”
The honeymoon marks the next stage on Wednesday, when Jets will practice his first training camp. Within a few weeks, they’re on the field of pre-season games, and then the regular season is here.
t isHe is the tragic death of Greg Knapp assistant coach On Thursday, we’re in trouble to start this Jets training camp. Otherwise, you will be filled with optimism about what will happen in the field. Saleh brought the organization to life after the 2-14 season. The new quarterback Zach Wilson gives fans what they like — hope.
But this is the challenge for the next six weeks. It’s about distinguishing between hope and hype. It came to my mind when I was preparing to cover another training camp. We have previously experienced this with Jets, a highly drafted quarterback, or a new head coach. This is a challenge for reporters covering the team.
During the training camp, I’m always asked about Wilson and Sale. The truth is: This training camp is like the first half of the 9 innings game. You can see a little, but not so many. Still, it doesn’t stop people from breathlessly talking about screen passes from Wilson and motivational moves by Sale. We are crazy (including me).
That is why I am trying to remember participating in this training camp from some perspective. Wilson has good days and bad days, but most days can be confusing. Things are disproportionately blown away because confusing things aren’t all that interesting. That’s what happens because the quarterback is as high as Wilson (2nd overall): any good is seen as a clue as to how good he can be, and any negative is a rookie mistake. Will be thrown away as. It is in confirmation bias. We’re all looking for signs that he’s as good as the Jets evaluators thought he was in draft.
After a positive report about Wilson, I received some emails in the spring. This reminded Jets fans that they read the same thing about Samdernold three years ago. It’s a fair point. During much of Darnold’s tenure here, fans and the media waited for him to get out of the USC and get better than everyone thought he would allow his poor play for a variety of reasons. I felt like I was doing it. It wasn’t until last season that people finally started to admit that he might not be that good. People still believe that he will thrive in Carolina with more weapons and different coaches.
We encourage you to move things forward in the next 6 weeks. We won’t really start learning about Wilson until September 12, when Wilson will face Darnold and the Panthers.
Saleh is even more difficult to evaluate at the training camp. From an energy perspective, there is no doubt about the impact he has already had on the organization. You can feel rejuvenation. It swells in June and July, but no one cares if the jet starts at 0-4.
At the training camp, you can observe a bit of the interaction with Saleh’s players and talk about Saleh, but his decision will not be known until the start of the regular season. Giants coach Joe Judge won the PR last summer when he showed in a video that he was getting muddy while practicing loose balls. The Giants were 6-10, but the Giants continued to have a good atmosphere throughout the season.
Saleh has been suspicious for some time, as the judge did, as he replaced the unpopular Adam Gace in the same way the judge bumped because the judge was not Pat Shurmur. I feel like getting.
It’s good to be optimistic and excited about Jets’ future. There is no doubt that there are several reasons Jets fans deserve to believe. But for the next six weeks, there’s nothing certain to tell how Sale and Wilson will work.
Keep that in mind when reading Wilson’s slow statistics on August 4th or hearing that Sale is letting the team perform a sprint after bad practice later next month.
Honeymoons are great, but they don’t show how a marriage will ultimately work.
Jets fans need realistic Robert Saleh, Zach Wilson expectations
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