Rex Ryan and Robert Saleh seem to have buried their Gang Inexperienced hatchet.
The previous and present Jets coaches had a disagreement final week, which began when Ryan stated he took it “private” listening to Saleh in comparison with him, and Saleh responded by saying Ryan “is aware of the place to search out me.”
Ryan seemingly discovered Saleh over the cellphone, the place they hashed out the snafu and got here out of it with a a lot totally different tone.
“I used to be blown away by the man,” Ryan stated Sunday morning on ESPN. “He’s received a path for this soccer workforce. I’m telling you, Jets followers, the extra I talked to him, the extra impressed I used to be with Robert Saleh. I grew to become a fan of his. Taking my name and all that speaks volumes about him. Nevertheless it was far more about, we put that stuff behind us. Nevertheless it was about the way forward for this workforce, and I’m simply telling you one thing, this man’s received a terrific plan and I believe they received it proper.”
It was a stark distinction from the way in which Ryan had spoken about Saleh earlier within the week.
The present ESPN analyst, who coached the Jets to a 46-50 report from 2009 to 2014, was offended by comparisons to Saleh. The primary-year, defensive-minded coach has the Jets off to a 2-7 begin this season with the worst-ranked protection within the league.
“This man is meant to be a defensive guru. I take it private. All the pieces I heard was this man is so much like myself, however with out the dangerous half,” Ryan stated in an interview on ESPN Radio on Monday. “A number of the dangerous half you want, as a result of this workforce doesn’t wish to play with any rattling coronary heart. That’s the factor that’s disappointing to me.
“Don’t ever examine this Robert Saleh man to me. Statistically, one time they have been a prime protection. 4 out of 5 instances they have been useless final of their division. They’re going to be useless final once more, so he’s going for use to that. To me, I’m little pissed off about it once I heard his background is so much like yours. No, it isn’t. No, it isn’t.”
Saleh fired again later within the day.
“I’ve by no means met Rex. I’ve by no means had a dialog with Rex. I don’t even know him, aside from individuals who know him all through the league,” Saleh stated on ESPN Radio. “Clearly, if it’s that private for him, he is aware of the place to search out me.”