If by some stroke of good luck the Jets’ course of action had this many shocks in it.
The Jets conveyed the dazzling news Wednesday morning that they will begin 36-year-old Joe Flacco at quarterback Sunday against the Dolphins. It was a stunner they picked Flacco, who showed up three weeks prior in an exchange from the Eagles, over Mike White with Zach Wilson still not 100% solid.
The move comes at a basic point for first-year mentor Robert Saleh. It is too soon to give a judgment on him as a mentor, yet the initial nine games have not worked out positively. The group is 2-7 and its safeguard is generally awful. You might have heard safeguard is Saleh’s strength.
Presently, he is deciding to play Flacco in the wake of applauding White as of late as Monday. The choice makes Saleh look uncertain, best case scenario, and coming up short on an arrangement even from a pessimistic standpoint.
“Again, this market fascinates me in the sense that he was anointed the next coming after one game, and now everyone wants to throw him away. He deserves better than that,” Saleh said Monday.
By Wednesday, White was retired by Saleh.
It is a head-scratching choice after the Jets were siphoning White up throughout the most recent fourteen days as the potential starter even after Wilson returns. The Jets can say the media made the publicity around White, yet the group never really splashed it. Unexpectedly, Saleh filled it with a portion of his public assertions.
The Jets’ thinking for this move goes this way. Wilson isn’t exactly prepared at this point as he recuperates from his right knee injury. Setting him on the field against an assaulting Dolphins guard when he isn’t completely portable could hamper him. They feel that Flacco’s experience will help the offense against a guard that blitzed Lamar Jackson at a crazy level last week, including a lot of “nothing” rushes with their securities.
“One of the reasons we went and got Joe is for the experience part of it,” Saleh said. “Not only for the playing ability, but for the room, but also for situations like this. Miami has a dynamic coverage system as it pertains to defense with zero and all the different coverages they run. Joe’s kind of been there, done that, and just kind of a steadying experience that we thought would put us in the best position to win.”
It bodes well … until you recall that Saleh was the person who guarded the Jets’ choice not to sign a veteran reinforcement this offseason. On Wednesday, Saleh said the Jets would have marked Flacco in the spring yet he would have rather not get back to the Jets. Clearly, the Jets might have outbid the Eagles for him, however, assuming they genuinely needed him. Or then again they might have marked one of the other veteran free specialists.
All things being equal, the Jets moved with White as their reinforcement. Saleh didn’t seem like he put a lot of confidence in a veteran quarterback in June when gotten some information about it.
“I don’t know if there’s much value aside from being comfortable that if something hits the fan, that you have a veteran who’s played football,” Saleh said then. “It’s more of a comforting feeling, rather than trying to work your [butt] off to develop the quarterbacks that are already in the building.”
All things considered, something hit the fan and the Jets are presently good to go out Flacco. Saleh didn’t say anything has changed rationally and the Jets consistently esteemed insight, however their activities recounted to an alternate story in the offseason.
Saleh’s guards have not confounded anybody this season. His choice Wednesday befuddled a lot of individuals.