Robert Saleh: Mike LaFleur runs best offensive scheme in the world

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Robert Saleh’s first game as the Jets’ head coach is likely to be Zach Wilson‘s first game as an NFL quarterback and Wilson’s development will play a major role in how long Saleh is with the team.

The choice to go with Wilson (or another quarterback they take with the second overall pick) paved the way for the Jets to trade Sam Darnold to the Panthers. Some outside the organization thought that sticking with Darnold for a fourth season and trading down for more picks would be a shorter route to success for the team.

On Thursday, Saleh said, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, that he thinks “there’s no risk” in going with the younger quarterback and no added pressure on him by going that route. One reason for that stance appears to be Saleh’s belief in offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur.

He called the offensive scheme LaFleur runs “the best scheme in the world” and that feeling has likely created more confidence that the team’s choice at quarterback will thrive in a way that Darnold did not. That’s a big bet and its results will be crucial to Saleh’s life as a head coach.

19 responses to “Robert Saleh: Mike LaFleur runs best offensive scheme in the world

  1. I would strongly suggest you shut your mouth. My goodness.

    What is it about the Jets?

  2. He called the offensive scheme LaFleur runs “the best scheme in the world”
    ///////
    Based on what?

  3. Saleh is giving Lafleur a lot of credit for his work in San Francisco, and he was a good passing game coordinator.

    But the running game is what got the 49ers to the Super Bowl. The 49ers weakness was the passing game……and Lafleur was heavily involved in that.

    I wish Saleh well. He’s a class act. But New York is not an easy city for NFL head coaches.

  4. It’s true, it’s a damn good scheme. But c’mon, he’s coaching for the Jets. If it’s not just a sound bite and he actually thinks there’s “no risk” then 1. he needs some training in risk assessment, and 2. I want whatever he’s on.

  5. I’m not concerned about the scheme…being better than Darnold is a pretty low bar to clear. If Wilson (or whoever) isn’t better than Darnold was right out of the gates the Jets might be in for another long few years.

  6. Yeah, same Shanahan scheme Darnold looked pretty good in with zero talent around him his rookie year with Jeremy Bates running the offense. Gase ruined the offense & the perception of Darnold.

  7. I like Robert Saleh but I think making comments like this is a mistake when you haven’t coached 1 game yet. typical Jets. LOL

  8. Aaron Rodgers makes any scheme look good, just reference back to the success he had with McCarthy’s out-dated schemes and LaFleur’s relative lack of success in his scheme with Mariotta.

  9. I think I would take Andy Reid’s offensive scheme over Mike Lafleur’s

  10. Well, we’ll find out soon enough, won’t we? Except that nobody outside of northern New Jersey will be paying much attention.

  11. Well, we’ll find out soon enough, won’t we? Except that nobody outside of northern New Jersey will be paying much attention.

    Perfect

  12. The best scheme in the world, until it’s being run by a guy who chokes in NFC championship games.

  13. Doesn’t matter what Robert Saleh says or does. The Jets couldn’t possibly be any worse than they have the past few years. The past 5 years they’ve been 2-14, 7-9, 4-12, 5-11, and 5-11. The past 3 seasons (13-35) have been the “Sam Darnold years” and people are critical of the Jets for trading Darnold away. I’m confused as to why the Panthers made that trade. Whomever the Jets draft as their new QB has to be an improvement.

  14. Actually, even if Saleh is a great coach, they could be a bad team. This is an expansion type team right now, little depth and no real experience in the new system. No additions of note on the offensive line and no cornerbacks.
    Even with a great draft, too many holes to fill in one season. How many of the 3rd and 4th round picks have really contributed in the last year? I hate to say it but it
    could be a lot of close game losses with the usual blowout to the Patriots thrown in.

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