Why Are the Jets and Robert Saleh a Perfect Union?

Throughout the offseason, NewYorkJets.com reporters Eric Allen, Ethan Greenberg, Randy Lange and Olivia Landis will each give their predictions to a series of questions regarding this year’s Jets.

Today’s question: Why are the Jets and Robert Saleh a perfect union?

EA: Saleh checks the boxes in character and leadership. He is also an effective communicator who has been praised for being an excellent teacher. The intensity and the passion on the sideline are one element that Saleh brings to the table. When the Jets reached an agreement in principle with Saleh on Thursday night, 49ers CB Richard Sherman tweeted that that the Jets “got a great one.” Adversity does reveal character and Saleh had his men answer the bell in 2020. After finishing No. 1 in pass defense and No. 2 in total defense in 2019, Saleh was named Coordinator of the Year by The Sporting News. But injuries to key personnel at all defensive levels hit the 49ers hard this past season and Saleh was still able to get his group to rally and finish No. 4 against the pass, No. 5 in total yards and No. 7 against the run. He’s also soaked in knowledge from head coaches along the way including Pete Carroll, Gary Kubiak, Gus Bradley, Dan Quinn and Kyle Shanahan. We’ll hear from Saleh soon, but I have to imagine the allure of partnering with GM Joe Douglas, one of the most respected personnel men…

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