New York Daily News : 2021-01-24

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SPORTS

56 DAILY NEWS Sunday, January 24, 2021 NYDailyNew­s.com THE BILLS’ BLUEPRINT Giants and Jets should pay attention to Buffalo, because it has pulled off what they have been striving to do PAT LEONARD, Pages 60-61 Saleh’s The toughest part of the job begins now for Robert Saleh. The Jets’ new head coach is charged with helping turn around the fortunes of a franchise that has missed out on the playoffs the past 10 seasons — the NFL’s longest active drought — and has a few generation­s of frustrated fans impatientl­y waiting for at least a chance at another Super Bowl. After all, it has been 52 years and counting. The buzz words often used since the season ended and repeated after Saleh’s hiring and official introducti­on Thursday have been “culture” and “identity.” Both seemed to be lacking the last two years under Adam Gase, who went a miserable 9-23. But here comes Saleh, who has been part of a Super Bowl-winning team — Seattle in 2014 — and went back with another — San Francisco — last year. The 41-year-old former 49ers defensive coordinato­r wasn’t flashy or boisterous, but he was assertive with his vision for the future. “For our organizati­on, get used