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Robert Saleh gets brutally honest on testing positive for COVID-19, possibly missing Jets’ game vs. Jaguars

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It looks like New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh is already prepared for the worst in their Week 16 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Saleh is questionable to coach the Jets in the said game after he tested positive for COVID-19. Should he fail to clear protocols, TE coach Ron Middleton will serve as the head tactician against the Jaguars.

Now, speaking to the media on Friday via video conference, Saleh admitted he consulted Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski on how to navigate the situation and what to expect. Stefanski just returned to the Browns a couple of days ago after his own stint in the COVID-19 list.

According to the Jets boss, Stefanski told him everything else will be the same except for Sunday’s game, where he can expect things to be “miserable.”

“He (Stefanski) said everything’s going to be fine. It’s all virtual anyway, so you’re just going to miss practice. But Sunday’s going to be miserable … So I’m looking for misery,” Saleh said before laughing at the end of his statement, via SNY TV.

Robert Saleh will likely miss the game against the Jaguars, but it is certainly good to seem him to be in good spirits despite the situation.

Besides, the Jets are already out of the playoffs race after their Week 14 loss to the New Orleans Saints, so there isn’t much more to prove or fight for aside from getting more reps for rookie QB Zach Wilson.

Hopefully, though, Saleh can return soon and help the Jets close the season on a good note.