Saleh asked an important question about Zach

Robert Saleh was asked an intriguing question on Monday during his press conference coming off the bye week.

Q: Robert, with regards to Zach (Wilson), when you look at his numbers, he only has a handful of touchdown passes. You guys have had a terrific formula with the defense playing so well and the running game. What is the confidence level, there’s going to be a game, whether it’s this Sunday or whatever where somebody’s going to shut your running game down, maybe your defense is not going to have its A game, where you may need to win a shootout and have Zach sling it around. Can you address what the confidence is to be able to do that with him?

Saleh: I think we’ve got confidence in him. He’s shown, you know we talk about touchdown passes, like I’ve said before he is a yard away from having two touchdown passes against Miami, he had an unbelievable fourth quarter. He played really well last week against a really good football team. We’re kind of holding him hostage to four, five plays that he had against New England, in my opinion, at least externally. Internally, I think everybody’s got a lot of faith in Zach to be able to run this offense and get the ball where it needs to get to and do it in an efficient manner and I do think that if we do need to put it on his back and put it on our receivers backs and put it on the o-line to protect, I think we’re capable of doing that. 

Interesting question, interesting answer.

It’s likely we’ll find out down the stretch of the season if Wilson can win a shootout, especially with road games in Minnesota, Buffalo and Miami, three teams with high-powered passing offenses.

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