Nick Sirianni Didn’t Like the Late Hit on Jalen Hurts

from NBC broadcast

There was a cheap, late hit on Jalen Hurts in the first quarter of Friday night’s game.

Nick Sirianni’s reaction:


It was a dirty hit. Robert Saleh did not administer the hit (Quincy Williams did), but Sirianni yelled across the field at the Jets head coach anyway, so the next logical step would be for them to meet in the Octagon and settle the score.

Cheap shot here:

Also, Sirianni may have read the latest 50 Hot Takes column, because his beard line has been lowered. It looks so much better.

EDIT – here’s the postgame quote:

You were pretty fired up after the late hit to QB Jalen Hurts. Can you take us through what you were saying to Jets Head Coach Robert Saleh?(John McMullen)

Nick Sirianni: I wasn’t mad at Coach Saleh. I was mad at the situation. I was more mad at the player, than Coach Saleh. Coach Saleh is a great guy. I have so much respect for him. It was just emotions of the game. I was just sticking up for Jalen [Hurts]. I’ll never apologize for sticking up for my players. I should have handled it a little bit better than I did.

Obviously, I didn’t want that hit to happen on the sideline. I know it happens, and I know it’s football. I was more mad at the situation, not mad at Coach Saleh. He and I talked after the game, and I wished him nothing but luck and he did the same. He’s a friend. I have a lot of respect for him.