Jets owner Woody Johnson rips 'irresponsible' report saying he had 'heated conversation' with Robert Saleh

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New York Jets proprietor Woody Johnson fired backmost astatine an NFL Network report, which said helium had a "very heated conversation" with his caput coach, Robert Saleh, astatine the NFL owners meetings successful Orlando, Florida. 

"All this nonsense astir a heated statement betwixt Coach Saleh and maine astatine the League Meeting is perfectly false," Johnson posted to his X relationship connected Thursday. "It is yet different irresponsible study from NFL Network. Please disregard."

NFL Network big Colleen Wolfe reported connected Johnson and Saleh getting into it during the podcast "Around the NFL."


New York Jets proprietor  Woody Johnson walks connected  field

New York Jets proprietor Woody Johnson walks disconnected the tract anterior to the crippled betwixt the Jets and the Cleveland Browns astatine FirstEnergy Stadium successful Cleveland connected September 18, 2022. (Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images)

"From a precise reliable root astatine the owners’ meetings, determination was a precise heated speech betwixt Woody and Robert Saleh, to the constituent wherever it was a small awkward," Wolfe said Tuesday connected the show. "What were they arguing about?"

Wolfe elaborated, saying the enactment came astatine a enactment earlier successful the week.


"Hey, who knows? Could’ve been astir anything," she added.

After proceeding from others astir the interaction, Wolfe has since responded to Johnson with her ain connection connected X.

"Regarding my comments surrounding the Jets connected the @AroundTheNFL podcast: no, I was not astatine the Annual Meeting and yes, I was told of the speech betwixt caput manager Robert Saleh & Woody Johnson by idiosyncratic successful attendance. Others on-site Sunday nighttime person since reached retired and described the enactment differently. My intent wasn’t to interruption news, I permission that to the insiders. My sincerest apologies to the Jets enactment for the unnecessary distraction during specified a important portion of their offseason."

Robert Saleh speaks to Woody Johnson

New York Jets caput manager Robert Saleh, left, talks with proprietor Woody Johnson during the team's OTAs astatine Atlantic Health Jets Training Center successful Florham Park, New Jersey, connected May 31, 2023. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

A beardown spotlight remains connected the Jets aft a disappointing 2023 campaign, wherever backmost Aaron Rodgers was lone capable to play 4 snaps earlier tearing his Achilles successful the team’s opening crippled against the Buffalo Bills. New York ended up going 7-10 connected the year. 

Saleh is entering his 4th twelvemonth arsenic the team’s caput coach, wherever helium owns a 18-33 record. 

Johnson said helium supports Saleh contempt the team’s unsuccessful season. 

"My determination is to support them," Johnson said of the coaching unit successful December, per The New York Post. "I deliberation we’ve had immoderate precise affirmative moves. The civilization of the squad is simply a batch better. The defence is better. The discourtesy needs a fewer pieces."

Woody Johnson looks connected  field

New York Jets proprietor Woody Johnson looks connected earlier the crippled betwixt the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jets astatine Acrisure Stadium successful Pittsburgh connected Oct. 2, 2022. (Joe Sargent/Getty Images)


Jets GM Joe Douglas addressed a cardinal request successful the offseason, bringing successful 2 caller violative tackles successful Morgan Moses and Tyron Smith, arsenic good arsenic beefing up the interior with John Simpson astatine guard. He besides reached a woody with wide receiver Mike Williams to springiness Rodgers different limb connected offense. 

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