This New York Jet Took Off on Sunday
New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh knew his team was better than the 26-0 beatdown that the Denver Broncos put on his team last Sunday. The score didn't show it but he was sure his team was getting closer. Saleh just needed one of his skill position players to step up. He got it. The first year head coach's top draft pick delivered.
Zach Wilson has Jets fans salivating. The young number two looked like a totally different quarterback in the second half and overtime of Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. Andy Vasquez of Northjersey.com and a frequent guest on The Drive with Charlie & Dan talked to Saleh after the game about his young QB. "Like we all talk about with these young kids – they’re kids," Jets coach Robert Saleh said of the 22-year-old who completed 14-of-22 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns in the second half and overtime. "You get a little ball rolling, you get a little bit of confidence and it starts to snowball. ... The kid was outstanding. There are still things that he knows he can clean up. He had a chance to end it in overtime, but the guy was resilient, he had resolve and he’s a playmaker."
Excitement with some wins thrown in. That is all that Jets fans can ask of this young team. I am definitely skeptical of the organization's choice of not having a veteran quarterback on the roster for Wilson to talk to but coaches like Saleh will tell you that those are the responsibilities of the quarterbacks coach, Rob Calabrese and offensive coordinator, Mike Lafleur. That was a good win yesterday for the first year head coach and his first year quarterback. It was also a good win for New York Jets fans that were losing hope once again.
Andy Vasquez asked the young Jets quarterback what he thought of the victory. "I wouldn’t say we fully arrived," Wilson said. "I would definitely say that this is just another puzzle piece to where we’re trying to get. We’ve got to stack blocks. We’ve got to just keep getting better. ... It’s great learning from a win."
You can read all of Andy Vasquez's New York Jets coverage on northjersey.com.