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Jets Coach Makes His Opinion On Russell Wilson, Broncos Very Clear

Robert Saleh

Could there be hope on the horizon for Denver Broncos fans?

New York Jets coach Robert Saleh thinks so.

According to ESPN's Rich Cimini, Saleh, whose 4-2 Jets team will face the Broncos in Denver on Sunday, said Wednesday that he believes the Broncos are "freakin' close" to clicking on offense. 

Through six games, the Broncos have averaged 15.2 points per contest, worst in the NFL.

"Saleh on the struggling Russell Wilson & #Broncos offense: 'Whether people want to hear it or not, they're freakin close to clicking.' (Wouldn't imagine the people in Denver see it the same way.)" -- Rich Cimini

Saleh's comment could easily be dismissed as coach-speak. Football coaches are notorious for talking up their upcoming opponent.

That said, Saleh does know Wilson better than most. He faced Wilson and the Seahawks twice a year during his five seasons as the defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers.

Still, Cimini is right that Broncos fans probably aren't feeling as optimistic about their new quarterback. 

Wilson started hot against the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football, completing his first 10 passes. But he connected on just three attempts for 15 yards in the second half and overtime, leading to yet another close loss. 

Through six games, he is on pace for career-low marks in completion percentage and touchdown passes.

Maybe Saleh is right and this is the week that everything finally clicks for Wilson and the Bronco offense. Denver fans sure hope so.