Aaron Rodgers, New York Jets

Aaron Rodgers ‘As Much Of A Coach As He Is A Player’

Jets head coach Robert Saleh says nobody in the building has a problem with Aaron Rodgers commenting on their conduct.

During New York’s recent defeat to New England, Jets players and staff were seen arguing on the sideline. Injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers later told the press that they ‘need to grow up a little bit’ and ‘hold our poise a little better’.

Robert Saleh says the players and staff have no issue with this and in fact, they agree with him.

 

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“He’s as much of a coach as he is a player, and he’s been around youth and he’s been around adversity, and he’s seen it all,” Saleh said. 

“So for him to recognize that and talk through it, I think he’s not wrong in that when you have frustration, it’s easy to look for answers when sometimes the most important answer is inward.

“As it pertains to what he said, he’s not wrong,” he added. “But at the same time, it’s just a bunch of young guys showing a little frustration, but they’ll be all right.

“No, that’s not going to be an issue,” he said. “I don’t think it should be. He’s part of this team, and he’s got thoughts, and I think he does a really good job articulating those thoughts in a manner that’s respectful.”

 

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“Yeah, he’s trying to be encouraging,” said center Connor McGovern. “We shouldn’t be having scuffles on the sideline, whether it’s positive or negative. It brings the wrong energy. If it comes off in that kind of demeanor, it can cause panic and you just don’t need that around.”

“He’s right, man, you can’t blow up and show our frustration on the sideline — especially on the sideline,” cornerback D.J. Reed said.

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