Tennessee Titans versus NY Jets: 4 Matchups to watch in Week 4

Robert Saleh, New York Jets (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Shane Bowen, Tennessee Titans (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

The Tennessee Titans should have the edge in terms of coaching

1. Mike Vrabel versus Robert Saleh

In a league where teams who are looking for head coaches have consistently gone the route of trying to find the next great offensive geniuses, the Jets ended their most recent coaching search by going with one of the NFL’s better defensive minds.

Robert Saleh, the former defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers, approaches his fourth game and is still looking for his first win. Let’s hope that Mike Vrabel and company aren’t the victims.

Vrabel should have the edge. His team is better, and he’s more experienced. Still, you always have to be wary of the dreaded ‘trap game’.

2. Mike LaFleur versus Shane Bowen

Mike LaFleur, the younger brother of the Green Bay Packers head coach, Matt, had stints as an Atlanta Falcons assistant (2015–2016), as the San Francisco 49ers’ passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach (2017–2018), and as the San Francisco 49ers passing game coordinator (2019–2020).

It’s Shane Bowen‘s job to limit what the Jets do on offense. Tennessee’s defense had a ton of issues in Week 1 and Week 2. They seemed to settle down versus the Indianapolis Colts. Another test comes versus the 2021 NFL Draft’s second-overall selection, Zach Wilson. Hopefully, the Titans’ defense continues its upswing.