Robert Saleh continues his MetLife Stadium pregame workout routine
Robert Saleh continued a tradition like no other Friday night—in spite of Mother Nature doing her best to tear through Northern New Jersey.
#Jets HC Robert Saleh has a pregame ritual to run up and down stadium stairs before every game. He’s been doing it since 2002.
It’s currently POURING at MetLife Stadium… and Saleh is still out there doing his thing.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) August 27, 2021
Saleh, 42, enters his first season as an NFL head coach. His 2-0 preseason record this August is secondary to his team’s overall health heading into Week 3 of the exhibition campaign.
With Carl Lawson and Vinny Curry out for the year, New York’s fearsome four-man pass rush has been decimated. The only saving grace is the attitude the Jets took this past offseason when they made sure to load up across the defensive line.
On top of the defensive line issues, free agent Jarrad Davis has also gone down. The injuries, coupled with the Eagles’ strategy of not playing anybody of quality note, led to Saleh following suit.
Zach Wilson did not play against the Eagles. Mike White also took a seat thanks to his current injury (ribs). Mekhi Becton (head) also did not dress. The annual end-of-preseason Jets-Eagles game turned into what it’s historically been throughout the last couple of decades: a second and third-team battle for jobs.
As far as Saleh is concerned, this is just the second in what appears to be many trips up and down the MetLife Stadium stairs this season. He did the same thing in his Jets preseason debut two weeks ago against the New York Giants.