Episode 563 – Chronicles of Nania: The Sam Darnold Project (Part 1)

Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at all 26 NFL starts of New York Jets’ QB Sam Darnold (Part 1)!

Episode 563 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at all 26 NFL starts of New York Jets’ QB Sam Darnold (Part 1)!

In part 1 of The Sam Darnold Project, Michael takes a deep dive through every play to grade the first 3 games of Sam Darnold’s young career which includes a discussion of:

-Performance in his NFL debut against Detroit including bouncing back from a pick 6 on the first throw of the game

-A step backwards against the Miami Dolphins

-An even rougher game against Cleveland, in which the star was not Darnold, but Baker Mayfield

-Plus all of Darnold’s key positive and negative plays, explanation of  the criteria used to tabulate scores, conclusions drawn based on the metrics used, comparison to the grades given by PFF……… 

And much more!

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Episode 557 – Chronicles of Nania: Darnold Project Begins, Blocking Tight Ends, Special Teams & Penalties

Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at some eye-catching stats surrounding blocking tight ends, special teams, penalties, and the start of the Sam Darnold Project!

Episode 557 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at some eye-catching stats surrounding blocking tight ends, special teams, penalties, and the start of the Sam Darnold Project!

Michael goes inside the numbers like only he can to break down:

-Performance of Blocking Tight Ends around the NFL and why the Jets adding one in the 2020 offseason may be more important than you think 

-Jets Special Teams in 2019 and how they compared to other units in the league 

-Which players on Gang Green drew the most penalties in 2019 and what that means for their individual value

-The beginning of the Sam Darnold Project including an explanation of what it is, how and why it got started, criteria used to tabulate scores, and an actual example of one of Darnold’s games and how it was graded based on the project’s guidelines

And much more!

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Episode 550 – Chronicles of Nania: Sam Darnold vs the Offensive Line

Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at some eye-catching stats surrounding Sam Darnold and the Jets’ offensive line!

Episode 550 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at some eye-catching stats surrounding Sam Darnold and the Jets’ offensive line!

Michael goes inside the numbers like only he can to break down:

-The overall performance of the Jets’ offensive line in 2019

-What run blocking and pass blocking can each tell you about how good or bad the OL performed

-Comparing the Jets’ OL to other OL around the NFL

-A chart showing the QBs who were forced most often into getting rid of the ball

-Correlation between the QBs on the list and the performances of their respective OL

-How much Darnold’s worst moments were on him as opposed to the offensive line

And much more!

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Episode 545 – Chronicles of Nania: 2019 Jets Year End Awards (Part 2)

Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the “Chronicles of Nania” with part 2 of the 2019 Jets Year End Awards!

Episode 545 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the “Chronicles of Nania” with part 2 of the 2019 Jets Year End Awards!

Michael gives us some depressing tidbits about the Jets 2019 offensive line before delving into part 2 of the Jets Year End Awards including:

-Most Disappointing Player of the Year

-Rookie of the year

-Defensive Player of the Year

-Offensive Player of the Year

-Team MVP

And much more!

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Episode 544 – Chronicles of Nania: 2019 Jets Year End Awards (Part 1)

Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at some eye-catching stats involving the Jets’ 22 year-old QB, Sam Darnold!

Episode 544 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the “Chronicles of Nania” with part 1 of the 2019 Jets Year End Awards!

Michael gives us some depressing tidbits about the Jets 2019 offensive line before delving into part 1 of the Jets Year End Awards including:

-Best and worst Sam Darnold throw of the year

-Best play of the year

-Best and worst game of the year

-Pleasant surprise player on offense and defense

-Breakout player of the year on offense and defense

And much more!

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Episode 531 – Chronicles of Nania: Sam Darnold Positivity

Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at some eye-catching stats involving the Jets’ 22 year-old QB, Sam Darnold!

Episode 531 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at some eye-catching stats involving the Jets’ 22 year-old QB, Sam Darnold!

Michael goes inside the numbers like only he can to break down:

-The significance of the age at which Darnold was able to produce 2 TD passes vs Baltimore and the only other QB to achieve that at Arnold’s current age

-The difficulty of throwing TD passes against the Ravens at M & T Bank Stadium and how Darnold exceeded expectations

-How Darnold’s performance against Baltimore compared to every other QB who has played against the Ravens this season

-A side by side comparison between Sam Darnold and Daniel Jones showing quite clearly that Darnold has been the superior passer to this point

-A key milestone Sam Darnold hit over the past 7 games that only 1 Jets QB has ever hit

-“Whatchu Talkin’ Bout PFF?” as we bring you one of the week’s most absurd examples of the ridiculousness of Pro Football Focus’s grading system

And much more!

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Episode 523 – Chronicles of Nania: A Blessing, A Curse (Adams Injury), & Elite Run Defense

Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at some eye-catching stats involving the Bengals’ run defense, the Jets’ run defense, Jamal Adams, and Blessuan Austin.

Episode 523 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at some eye-catching stats involving the Bengals’ run defense, the Jets’ run defense, Jamal Adams, and Blessuan Austin.

Michael goes inside the numbers like only he can to break down:

-The Bengals’ league worst run defense and how the Jets failed to take advantage of it

-The historical greatness of the Jets run defense and the level of importance that carries

-The remarkable early returns we have seen from Jets CB Blessuan Austin

-Jamal Adams’ career best season put into context now that he may be done for the year

-The strange occurrence of the Jets having a great run defense despite having some of the league’s worst starting linebackers

-“Whatchu Talkin’ Bout PFF?” as we bring you one of the week’s most absurd examples of the ridiculousness of Pro Football Focus’s grading system

And much more!

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Episoide 516 – Chronicles of Nania: Darnold’s Youthful Achievements, Elite Run D & The Beachum Effect

Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at some eye-catching stats involving Jets second-year QB Sam Darnold, the team’s offensive line and passing game weapons, as well as Gang Green’s cornerbacks and run defense.

Episode 516 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at some eye-catching stats involving Jets second-year QB Sam Darnold, the team’s offensive line and passing game weapons, as well as Gang Green’s cornerbacks and run defense.

Michael goes inside the numbers like only he can to break down:

-Some tremendous stats Sam Darnold is accumulating at a really young age

-What the data shows about how certain members of the OL contribute to Darnold’s success

-The remarkable turnaround we have seen from the Jets at CB

-More proof that Gang Green’s run defense is the best in the NFL

-Odds and ends including some cool nuggets about Ryan Griffin, Robby Anderson, and point differentials

-“Whatchu Talkin’ Bout PFF?” as we bring you one of the week’s most absurd examples of the ridiculousness of Pro Football Focus’s grading system

And much more!

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Episode 510 – Chronicles of Nania: Darnold the Trendsetter, Adams the Trailblazer, & A Blessing at CB

Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at some eye-catching stats involving Jets second-year QB Sam Darnold, Pro Bowl Safety Jamal Adams, and the team’s offensive (it’s really bad…..really really bad).

Episode 510 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at some eye-catching stats involving Jets second-year QB Sam Darnold, Pro Bowl Safety Jamal Adams, and the team’s offensive (it’s really bad…..really really bad).

Michael goes inside the numbers like only he can to break down:

-Some remarkable trends Sam Darnold is setting at QB at an incredibly young age

-Jamal Adams’ dominance and potential record setting pace

-The statistically based horror of the Jets’ offensive line and the unexpected blessing they have received at CB

-The debut of our new segment “Whatchu Talkin’ Bout PFF?” (RIP Gary Coleman) as we bring you one of the week’s most absurd examples of the ridiculousness of Pro Football Focus’s grading system 

And much more!

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Episode 502 – Chronicles of Nania: Darnold is Very Good, Adams is Great, & Jets Run Defense is Elite

Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at some eye-catching stats involving Jets second-year QB Sam Darnold, Pro Bowl Safety Jamal Adams, and the team’s run defense (its biggest strength!).

Episode 502 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at some eye-catching stats involving Jets second-year QB Sam Darnold, Pro Bowl Safety Jamal Adams, and the team’s run defense (its biggest strength!).

Michael goes inside the numbers like only he can to break down:

-The strong performance of Sam Darnold vs the Giants and why QBR is a very useful metric for evaluating QBs

-Jamal Adams’ terrific day vs the Giants and the excellent start to his career

-How the Jets smothered Saquon Barkley and the overall dominance of the team’s run defense 

-The Jets’ recent ability to find quality defensive linemen in mid-late rounds and how that brought about the myth that find good defensive linemen is easy

And much more!

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