He identified his mantra as “Everything on gasoline, without a brake,” and for a franchise that was all too often broken by a green-and-white gallop blocked on the highway to hell, Robert Saleh finds himself as the right-hand driver on the right.
Rejoice, Jets fans:
Robert Sale is, without any disrespect, anti-Adam Gaze.
The Jets did not hire Saleh to coach Sam Darnold – or Deschawn Watson, or Justin Fields, or Zack Wilson, or any of the still-appointed 2021 Jets quarterbacks – and bring him to the elite level. He was hired to coach the whole damn team.
Co-owner Christopher Johnson emphasized the word in full when he said:
“Robert has shown during his trip here that he is a leader who will engage the whole team and partner [general manager] Joe [Douglas] to continue to build the culture of a profitable organization. “
Robert Sale is a passionate man with a franchise plan and vision, who desperately needs identity and professionalism and a winning culture.
He is a man who values authenticity and accountability and humility.
He is hired because he is a leader of men.
He was hired to build relationships and connect with players in a way that Gase never did or could not.
There is a reason why the 49ers players swore to go through a wall for him.
“There is an investment that will be made for each other,” Saleh said, “coaches for players, players for coaches, organization for all, and there is an investment that will pay off … everything we do will be designed to win championships. in the future. “
Every new head coach strives to win championships. Some think about it, others don’t when it’s introduced, and Saleh will learn soon enough that Jets fans will sell their souls to the devil for just one championship, the first since the Super Bowl III, so let’s press the pause button in the plural. number.
Todd Bowles moved the Super Bowl Trophy from the lobby of the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center to the players’ lobby. His mantra – One team, one goal – was displayed everywhere. He never made a playoff in his four years.
Gas? He murmured behind the scenes about the signing of Le’Veon Bell with a high ticket. He crushed the sliders for Mike Macanyan, the CEO who played an important role in his hiring, which prompted Johnson to wait until his release and the project to fire him and hire Douglas as CEO.
“Everyone is communicating, there is cooperation, there is a feeling that everyone has their backs to each other and has a sense of family,” Saleh said.
Gase seemed to put all his eggs in Darnold’s basket, in large part because the Jets had invested so much in their young quarterback franchise.
For Saleh, everyone will be Darnold. Or Watson. Or Fields. Or Wilson.
“I believe that the investment that coaches make in players should be equivalent to the investment you have made in your children,” Saleh said.
The man knows – his seventh child should appear in April.
“You have to invest everything you have in your heart and soul, in these players,” Saleh said, “because they rely on you to help them be their best so they can show their skills on Sunday.” … When it becomes personal, it becomes very, very, very special. … When people invest in each other, you connect on a personal level, and when that personal connection is made, you just feel it is your responsibility not to mislead that person. “
Saleh was not hired to give his defense coordinator, Jeff Ulbrich, any body over the defense that Geyse gave to Greg Williams to bless his heart Cover Zero. Saleh will be the CEO of the Jets with Ulbrich as the player’s defender on game day and Mike LaFleur as the offensive player. In the same way that Joe Judge is the CEO of the Giants, with Jason Garrett as an offensive player and Pat Graham as a defender.
“This is an organization that has to work locked in hands and work together,” Saleh said.
He is the right person to fly planes and take them off the asphalt of misery, although he realizes that takeoff will take time during the recovery process.
“You can’t hide from the past,” Saleh said.
He just won’t look back.
“I promise you will like what you all see,” Saleh said.
Dearborn, Michigan, is the cohesive community where Saleh learned about cohesion. He is the first head coach of the Muslim NFL and should be proud. In this world, it also makes you feel comfortable in your skin.
“In times of adversity, your true character will always be revealed,” Saleh said.
He made comparisons with one of his mentors, Pete Carroll, Dale Carnegie of the NFL coaches. But Saleh will be his own man.
“To answer your question of who I will be, I will be like me,” Saleh said.
Rejoice, Jets fans.