The New York Jets are not thrilled about Sean Payton’s comments
Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton made headlines earlier today with his critical comments about the New York Jets. Payton compared the Jets to the disastrous 2022 Broncos team and insinuated he believes the Jets are going to have a disappointing 2023 season.
Naturally, Jets head coach Robert Saleh was asked about Payton’s comments after practice on Wednesday.
“I’m not going acknowledge Sean on that. He’s been in the league a while, he can say whatever the hell he wants. But as far as what we have going on here, I kind of live by a saying, ‘If you ain’t got no haters, you ain’t popping. So hate away.’ Obviously, we’re doing something right if you gotta talk about us when we don’t play you until Week 4.”
Robert Saleh responds to Sean Payton's comments:
"If you ain't got no haters, you ain't popping. So hate away." pic.twitter.com/mnBk3pg0LV
— Jets Videos (@snyjets) July 27, 2023
Saleh was not the only member of the Jets who took umbrage with Payton’s comments.
Posting to his Instagram story, Jets offensive tackle Billy Turner reacted to Payton’s comments by writing, “Seems like someone started training camp and is trying to soften the blow after realizing what he’s in for this season. F****** bum.” Turner also called Payton “childish”.
Turner played for the Broncos last season, starting seven games.
The Jets will travel to Denver in Week 5 this October. It will be their first game against Payton since his Saints defeated the Jets 30-9 at MetLife Stadium in Week 14 of the 2021 season. New York picked up a road victory in Denver last season, winning 16-9 in Week 7.