The Jets have completed their second interview with DC Robert Saleh of the 49ers. After talking to Saleh on about January 8, Green & White received him on a visit at One Jets Drive.
Saleh, 41, has coached in the NFL for 16 seasons and has served as the DC for the 49ers since 2017. Although key players such as DL Nick Bosa and CB Richard Sherman were injured in the 2020 season, his defense ranks among the top five NFL in yards per game (314.3), passing yards per game (207.9) and third from last ( 35.5%). His unit also ranks in the top ten in terms of rushing balls per game (1
In 2019, Saleh was named Coordinator of the Year by the Financial Times sports news After leading the NFL’s second defense with total yards (281.8), the team has the least since 1997. San Francisco also leads the NFL with the allowed passing yards per game (169.2), the least in the league since the Jets in 2009 (153.7). Saleh helped develop rookie DL Nick Bosa (DL Nick Bosa), who won the “Associated Press” award for best defensive rookie of the year. The 49ers are the only team in the NFL, with at least four players with at least 6.5 bags in 2019 (Bosa, Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner and Dee Ford).
Saleh is from Dearborn, Michigan, and studied at Northern Michigan University. He started as a coaching assistant and defensive assistant at Michigan State University in 2002. He held the same positions in Central Michigan and Georgia in 2004 and 2005 respectively, and then served as an intern at the NFL in 2005 as an intern at the Department of Defense, and then took his first job at the NFL. He served as the defense quality control coach (2006-8) and assistant linebacker coach (2009-10) in Houston. Saleh served as a defensive quality control coach for the Seahawks in 2011, where he won the Super Bowl. In 2014, he worked as a guard coach for the Jaguars and then was appointed 49ers DC in 2017.
The Jets have completed interviews with eight other candidates: Chief OC Eric Bieniemy, former Bangladesh head coach Marvin Lewis, Panthers OC Joe Bray Dee, Bill’s OC Brian Dabor, Colts’ DC Matt Eberfors, Rams’s DC Brandon Staley, Titan’s OC Arthur Smith (Arthur Smith) and Saints The middle school coach Aaron Glenn (Aaron Glenn).
Saleh is the first candidate to complete the second interview.