The Jets has completed a second interview with the 49ers’ DC Robert Saleh.After speaking with Saleh on Jan. 8, Green & White hosted a visit to One Jets Drive.
Saleh, 41, has been coaching in the NFL for 16 seasons and has been the 49ers’ DC since 2017.Despite injuries from key players such as DL Nick Bosa and CB Richard Sherman in the 2020 season, his defense is ranked in the top five. NFL yards per game (314.3), yards per game (207.9) and third downs (35.5%). His unit is also ranked top 10 in yard runs (106.4) and zones. Red TDs (57.8%)
In 2019, Saleh was selected as Coordinator of the Year by Sports news After leading the NFL’s second-overall defense (281.8), the least team since 1997, San Francisco also leads the NFL pass per game (169.2), the least in the league since. Jets in 2009 (153.7) Saleh helped develop the award-winning rookie DL Nick Bosa, the _Associated Press _Defensive Rookie of the Year.The 49ers are the only team in the NFL with at least four players, with at least 6.5 sacks in 2019. (Bosa, Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner and Dee Ford)
Saleh, who hails from Dearborn, Michigan and goes to college at Northern Michigan University, began her coaching career in Michigan in 2002 as a defense assistant. He served in the same roles at Central Michigan in 2004 and Georgia in 2005 before he got his first job in the NFL as a defense intern with Texans in 2005, he worked in Houston as a defensive quality control coach. 2006-8) and assistant background coach (2009-10). Saleh then joined the Seahawks in 2011 as defensive quality control coach and won the Super Bowl there. A spare line to the Jaguars before he was appointed 49ers DC in 1974.
The Jets have completed interviews with other applicants: Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy, Marvin Lewis ex-head coach of the Bengals, Panthers ‘OC Joe Brady, Bills’ OC Brian Daboll, Colts ‘DC Matt Eberflus, Rams’ DC Brandon Staley, Titans’ OC Aaron Glenn, Associate Coach of Arthur Smith and Saints.
Saleh was the first candidate to interview for the second time.