The New York Jets didn’t think much of the Packers
The New York Jets steamrolled the Green Bay Packers in the second half on Week 6. The Jets and Packers played close in the first half. They went into halftime tied with three points apiece. The Jets went on to outscore the Packers 24-to-7 in the second half. Much of the blame for the Packers’ loss must go on the coaching staff.
Following the game, Jets head coach Robert Saleh talked to the media about why their team was so successful in the second half. Saleh said he gave the team a strong halftime speech. The speech should be eye-opening for the Packers because the coach took a shot at the Packers’ culture.
The mindset to go 60 minutes,” said Saleh. “And to give them 60 percent more, And just keep giving them body blow after body blow after body blow. And just keep hitting them. Keep hitting them in the mouth. O-line just keep pushing and just keep leaning on them, and we felt like if we can just keep taking them down to deep water, they’ll find out they can’t swim.
It was just a mindset. And I thought our O-line was outstanding, especially in that fourth quarter. Just leaning on them, especially in the run game. I wish we would have punched one in at the end, but good job by them obviously holding up inside the five [yard line].”
#Jets HC Robert Saleh shared his halftime speech with the media, ‘just keep giving the #Packers body blow after body blow, keep hitting them in the mouth, we felt like if we kept taking them down to deeper water they’ll find out they can’t swim’ DAMN 😳 what a quote: 🎥 @nyjets pic.twitter.com/9LRDq2vfRF
— Paul Andrew Esden Jr (@BoyGreen25) October 16, 2022
The Packers need to take his quotes to heart
That has to be hard for the Packers players and staff to hear. Saleh is saying the Packers do not have the mental strength to handle adversity and the physicality to withstand a rough game. After the game, head coach Matt LaFleur said he wasn’t sure how to fix the Packers.
One way the Packers need to improve is with their mentality. This team is struggling to succeed in pressure situations, and the league is starting to notice. This is the second week in a row the Packers played poorly in the second half. If the Packers don’t improve their ability to “swim,” other teams will push them around.