This isn’t great news for Robert Saleh. The head coach whose mantra since arriving at 1 Jets drive has been “all gas, no brake” may have just suffered a blowout. No, not the one the Jets experienced at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens, but a quote from his starting quarterback.
While addressing the media, Flacco made a comment to kick things off that he’s almost certain to back away from or call a miscommunication.
“We would get right around mid-field on a couple of drives and we should have had some energy going behind us and we kind of just” (Flacco then switches to a lazy “I don’t want to clean my room” teenager voice) ‘Oh yeah, let’s go…let’s go after the ball’ and then we just never turned the corner and got going”
Flacco was also honest about his own play, saying there were plays on which he could have checked down and “picked up a short gain”. Instead, the Jets saw Flacco hold on to the football far too long time and again, leading to sacks, hits and pressures.
Flacco’s poor play aside, it’s his suggestion that his teammates lacked urgency during a season opener at home (on the anniversary of 9/11, no less) that should have Jets fans raising a collective eyebrow.