Saleh’s message to players about the hype

Robert Saleh sent a strong message to his team about the importance of focus in the midst of all the hype.

During a recent appearance on NFL Network, Robert Saleh was asked about the Jets getting six nationally televised games.

“It’s an exciting time,” Saleh said. “It’s exciting. It’s not going to be monotonous with all the 1 p.m. starts we’re used to. Change is good. But again, we have to take it one game at a time.

“We acknowledge the fact that there’s a lot of excitement around the team, and the talk outside the building, what with what we’re capable of and all the expectations, which is fine. And we are capable of doing a lot of really cool things.

“We have to take care of the moment and we still got to take care of where we are at each moment, dominate the day-to-day and just find ways to get better every day. I know it’s a cliché. We already knew who our opponents would be on the schedule [AFC East, AFC West, NFC East and fourth-place teams from NFC South and AFC North]. None of it matters.”

He nailed this answer.

Mike North and the NFL schedulers can put them on primetime six times, but what does it really mean?

It has nothing to do with the won-loss record. You don’t get a point in the standings for every primetime game you are on.

The Jets have a lot of work to do this spring and summer to put themselves in the position to be a good team, and the coach knows it.

“If we don’t take care of today, tomorrow won’t matter,” Saleh said.

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Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeld
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