Play Like A Jet: A Look Back At 1999

Scott Mason with a history lesson on the New York Jets 1999 season…

On June 2, on Turn On The Jets Digital, we will be debuting a brand new podcast called “Play Like A Jet,” which will take an in-depth look at some of the most memorable moments in Jets history, both good and bad.

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The Macc Nine: New York Jets 2017 Draft Class & Fate Of The GM

Scott Mason on the “Maccagnan Nine” and how it will determine his fate with the New York Jets

The 2017 NFL draft is in the books and it was chalk full of trades and surprises.  Three teams traded up in the top 12 to land quarterbacks, including the Chicago Bears who somehow thought it was a good idea to give up two third round picks and a fourth rounder for a guy who started 13 games at the collegiate level and couldn’t even beat out Marquise Williams for the starting QB job at North Carolina.

As for the Jets, for those of you who were screaming at the top of your lungs that GM Mike Maccagnan should trade down and accumulate more picks, congratulations, you got your wish. Maccagnan traded out of his spot a mind-numbing FIVE times during the 2017 draft, including one deal that yielded him a pick in the 2018 draft.

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New York Jets – Jets Draft Memories Part Three: 1996

Part three of Scott Mason’s New York Jets draft day memories – 1996…

The 2017 NFL draft is now just hours away and that means it is time for part three of New York Jets draft day memories.  I apologize for the lack of draft day memories last week, but sometimes life takes over and throws you a curve ball.  I promise, though, this series will continue and I’m sure this week’s draft will one day have its own entry.  To review, we left off with 1995, so we pick things up with 1996, a draft that provided a franchise first and sought to rectify the disaster that was the 1995 season.  Again, I encourage you to share all of your Jets draft day memories in the comments and in Joe’s twitter timeline.

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New York Jets – Jets Draft Memories Part Two: 1995

Scott Mason on New York Jets draft memories, focused on 1995, the infamous Brady over Sapp year…

The 2017 NFL draft is now two weeks away and that means it is time for part two of New York Jets draft day memories.  Last week, we reviewed 1983-1994, so we pick things up with 1995, a draft that provided some incredible drama.  Again, I encourage you to share all of your Jets draft day memories in the comments and in Joe’s twitter timeline.

PART 1 HERE

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New York Jets Draft Day Memories – Part 1, 1983-1994

Scott Mason goes through all time New York Jets draft memories, good and bad…

The 2017 NFL draft is now less than three weeks away, and the suspense is building to what is sure to be an incredible crescendo.  As the draft gets closer and closer, we sit with baited breath and wait for the answers to questions like: Who will be the first quarterback chosen?  Is it actually possible that three running back will go in the first round for the first time since 2012?  Will there be any major draft day trades?  Will Mel Kiper’s hair still shine on like a crazy diamond?

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New York Jets Jets Draft History – Take The Quiz…

Scott Mason with the ultimate New York Jets NFL Draft quiz…

It is NFL draft season, and at this point, you have probably read more about the top prospects in this year’s annual selection process than anybody who doesn’t get paid to analyze players should. I’m certainly guilty of this myself.

Current Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan made his bones as a scout and has insisted repeatedly that the Jets’ fortunes will have to be turned around primarily through the draft. With that being the case, I figured it could be instructive to take a look back in history and see just how well the Jets have fared in that area over the years.

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New York Jets – Why Josh McCown Was Right Choice

Scott Mason on why the New York Jets signing Josh McCown was the right move…

Our long national nightmare is finally over.

Quarterback Josh McCown has signed a one-year deal with the Jets, putting an end to one of the most pathetic quarterback searches in recent memory.

The career journeyman, who will be 38 on opening day, brings with him a career that includes making starts for five different teams with an accumulated completion percentage below 60%, a touchdown to interception ratio that is nearly even, a sub 80 QB rating, and an overall record of 18-42 as a starter.

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NYDN – Another Geno Smith Hit Job?

Scott Mason on the recent takedown piece of Geno Smith by the Daily News…

Daily News’ Jets beat reporter Manish Mehta wrote what can only be described as a blatant hit piece on quarterback Geno Smith, a complete and total character assassination of the lowest order.

Geno Smith is not without his faults both on and off the football field, but the lengths to which Mehta went in attempting to destroy the quarterback’s reputation makes you wonder if there isn’t something deeply personal behind the attack.

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Could New York Jets Turn To Familiar Face At QB?

Scott Mason on the New York Jets needing to potentially turn to a familiar face at quarterback…

So much for Tyrod Taylor, Jets fans.

The 27 year-old quarterback, who was the object of much affection on Jets twitter, broke many green hearts when he agreed to restructure his deal with the Buffalo Bills just days before he was widely expected to be cut.

Taylor is by no means a perfect quarterback.  While his athleticism and arm strength are off the charts, he is, at his core, a one-read quarterback who does not see the middle of the field.

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New York Jets – How Will They Approach NFL Draft?

Scott Mason on the New York Jets approach to the NFL Draft in 2017…

Regardless of what the Jets do in free agency, it is crucial they hit on a high percentage of their draft picks, because that is what all of the best teams do. The Steelers, Seahawks, Packers, Ravens, and Patriots are all examples of perennial contenders who make the occasional free agent splash but understand that there four days in April that make or break the long-term health of a franchise.

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