NY Jets news: Garrett Wilson is angry, Robert Saleh defends Zach Wilson again

  • Garrett Wilson is angry
  • Robert Saleh defends Zach Wilson
  • Jets players need to "grow up"
NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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The NY Jets fell in embarrassing fashion to the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football, losing by a final score of 27-6. Wide receiver Garrett Wilson voiced his frustrations after the game.

When asked about his team's offensive struggles, Wilson responded with an honest, "If you weren't angry, I would think something was wrong." The reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year was visibly frustrated with his team's performance on Monday night.

Wilson finished the game with seven catches for 80 yards, but it wasn't enough to help the Jets score even a single touchdown against the NFL's worst-ranked pass defense.

Wilson isn't the only player upset in the Jets' locker room. The offense is broken, and it continues to handicap the entire team. Everyone can see it. This shouldn't be acceptable.

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Robert Saleh defends Zach Wilson...again

If Robert Saleh is going to do one thing, he's going to defend Zach Wilson. The Jets head coach has made a habit out of making excuses for his third-year quarterback, and that was very much the case following Monday night's stinker.

Saleh refused to agree that the game was a "step back" for Wilson, saying that it was nowhere close to his worst game in the NFL. Instead, Saleh deflected blame onto the rest of the offense, insisting that everyone else needed to be better.

This isn't the first time that Saleh has absolved Wilson of blame following a poor performance. While Wilson finished 33-of-49 for 263 yards, nine of those completions came on the final drive against the Chargers backups. He also lost two key fumbles — his seventh and eighth fumbles in the last five games.

Wilson wasn't the only problem with the Jets' offense on Monday night, but he was a significant problem, whether Saleh wants to publicly acknowledge it or not.

Breece Hall says Jets players need to 'grow up'

An obviously frustrated Breece Hall was asked about his team's offensive struggles after Monday's loss, and he shared a quote that seems pretty revealing.

Hall told reporters that players on the Jets offense need to "grow up." He said that the team can't keep having "one or two people killing the play."

The Jets' star running back wasn't shy about his belief that the team's offensive players need to take ownership of their own struggles, but the "grow up" part of his quote is notable.

As SNY's Connor Hughes noted after the game, Jets players quickly cleared out of the locker room after the game. They weren't looking to stick around and speak to reporters. The players are not happy.