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Jets HC Robert Saleh Calls His Linebacker’s Late Hit On Jalen Hurts ‘Egregiously Awful’

Jets head coach Robert Saleh was not happy with his linebacker Quincy Williams after Friday night’s preseason game vs. the Eagles.

During the game, Williams hit Hurts late on the sideline prompting Eagles HC Nick Sirianni to curse at Saleh.

While speaking to the media after the game, Saleh called the hit “egregiously awful” and said he had to sit down with his linebacker to ensure he knew he was in the wrong.

I talked to him after the game,”. “Egregiously awful from Quincy, and he knows that. He knows better. And those are the plays that Quincy has to get out of his game if he wants to become the linebacker that I think he can be, that we all think he can be. It’s one thing to make a mistake in the game, it’s another thing to make a mistake that leads to points, touchdowns. It’s a good drive, we’re off the field, Jalen is a phenomenal quarterback, and to stop them, hold them to a field goal after giving up an explosive — pretty good showing for the first drive. Then to have that happen extends the drive. Anytime you extend the drive like that it’s probably going to lead to bigger points. So Quincy knows, but at the same time those are the plays he’s got to get out of his game if he wants to be the player we think he can be.”