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JJ Watt causes stir by using Jets coach Robert Saleh’s mantra

February 16, 2021 | 2:18pm | Updated 

 
 
Whether he intended to or not, JJ Watt just sent Jets fans into a speculation frenzy.

The free-agent pass-rusher published Tuesday afternoon to Instagram a photo of the weights and football field at a training center with the tagline: “All gas, no brakes.”

You might recognize that as the mantra that new head coach Robert Saleh is bringing to the Jets. So, is that the 32-year-old Watt not-so-subtly declaring that he has interest in joining the Jets, despite various reports of the Steelers, Packers, Browns and Titans as his front-runners? Perhaps taking a page from the book of MLB star Trevor Bauer or others in the NFL whose egos enjoy the full-court press of being wooed?

Before falling too far down a slippery slope, remember that “All gas, no brakes” is a popular NFL cliché for giving maximum effort. Saleh did not invent the phrase for the Jets and they certainly don’t have ownership of it.

Raiders defensive backs coach Jim O’Neill said last season that “Everybody uses the cliche ‘all gas, no brakes’’” in describing rookie safety Jonathan Abram. And it was a saying Saleh used frequently to describe the mentality of the 49ers defense during his four years as coordinator.

JJ Watt posted Jets head coach Robert Saleh’s manta on Instagram. Instagram/@jjwatt; Getty Images

Saleh’s six-year stint with the Texans, including two as the assistant linebackers coach, ended just before Watt arrived as a 2011 first-round draft pick. So maybe it just lives on inside the Texans facility where both spent countless hours.

The Jets have the salary-cap space to lure the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, but not the championship-contending roster he seeks after asking to be released from the Texans rather than endure a rebuild.

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6 minutes ago, joewilly12 said:

JJ Watt causes stir by using Jets coach Robert Saleh’s mantra

February 16, 2021 | 2:18pm | Updated 

 
 
Whether he intended to or not, JJ Watt just sent Jets fans into a speculation frenzy.

The free-agent pass-rusher published Tuesday afternoon to Instagram a photo of the weights and football field at a training center with the tagline: “All gas, no brakes.”

You might recognize that as the mantra that new head coach Robert Saleh is bringing to the Jets. So, is that the 32-year-old Watt not-so-subtly declaring that he has interest in joining the Jets, despite various reports of the Steelers, Packers, Browns and Titans as his front-runners? Perhaps taking a page from the book of MLB star Trevor Bauer or others in the NFL whose egos enjoy the full-court press of being wooed?

Before falling too far down a slippery slope, remember that “All gas, no brakes” is a popular NFL cliché for giving maximum effort. Saleh did not invent the phrase for the Jets and they certainly don’t have ownership of it.

Raiders defensive backs coach Jim O’Neill said last season that “Everybody uses the cliche ‘all gas, no brakes’’” in describing rookie safety Jonathan Abram. And it was a saying Saleh used frequently to describe the mentality of the 49ers defense during his four years as coordinator.

JJ Watt posted Jets head coach Robert Saleh’s manta on Instagram. Instagram/@jjwatt; Getty Images

Saleh’s six-year stint with the Texans, including two as the assistant linebackers coach, ended just before Watt arrived as a 2011 first-round draft pick. So maybe it just lives on inside the Texans facility where both spent countless hours.

The Jets have the salary-cap space to lure the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, but not the championship-contending roster he seeks after asking to be released from the Texans rather than endure a rebuild.

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2 minutes ago, Warfish said:

Sorry you have bionic eyes, I work on a PC all day long and eye strain is a legit thing mate.

Im sorry the font isn't bigger on my end it looks bigger than it posts. 

Thanks for blowing it up. 

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1 minute ago, Beerfish said:

All the old past it players who see the jets as a club med retirement home are wanting that one last big pay day.

I hope douglas and saleh are smart enough not to go after guys like watt or sherman.

Every team needs veteran presence. 

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Or you could have alluded to his stats & his scrotum both being of the "low sack" variety -- but well played regardless.
Didn't stop some of these knuckleheads from wanting Clowney last off season.

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There's NO doubting the Texans have some talent on their team. If they want to have a fire sale, JD would be a fool not to kick the tires on a few players. Not just talking about Watson here. If JJ Watt can he had at a decent price then JD would be nuts not to sign him. His positive influence on the young kids alone can be an invaluable tool.

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1 hour ago, jetspenguin said:

Didn't stop some of these knuckleheads from wanting Clowney last off season.

Sent from the Suicide Watch desk.
 

What happened to him?

 

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3 hours ago, BroadwayRay said:

I don't know what the advanced stats say about Watt, but he had five sacks last season, and his injury history is kind of frightening. Are there any stats out there that indicate he's still an effective pass rusher?

 

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