Robert Saleh Has Perfect Response to Ridiculous Post-Game Question After TNF Loss

ESPN's Rich Cimini tried stirring up drama in Robert Saleh's post-game interview, but the Jets' head coach was ready for him.

Dec 24, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh reacts during
Dec 24, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh reacts during / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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You're not going to find many New York Jets fans scrambling to defend Robert Saleh despite everything that has worked against him this season. And that's fair — the things that are under his control have been bad too. It's not like he's simply been dealt bad luck.

But as usual, the New York media is trying way too hard to create anti-Saleh stories out of every single thing that happens. And Saleh actually had a pretty great answer.

ESPN's Rich Cimini, apparently an expert on body language and emotion, came at Saleh for the way he responded to Thursday's loss to the Cleveland Browns.

"You don't seem ... particularly angry or upset about it."

Saleh, who isn't an overly expressive or hotheaded guy, had to pause before answering the question.

"Do you want me to throw the podium on the floor?"

Robert Saleh

And to Saleh's point, what's he going to do here? The Jets just fell to 6-10, losing another game with another backup QB. Should Saleh throw a temper tantrum?

Should he start slamming clipboards and screaming at players? Is that going to suddenly flip a switch for this team? Is it that the Jets just needed to be yelled at a bit more so they realized how important it is to win football games?

And if he starts doing it now, with one game left in the season, they can use that motivation to finish the year at 7-10 instead of 6-11?

Criticize Saleh's coaching all you want — I certainly will. But let's not try to create ridiculous stories out of nothing.