Buck The Trend, Episode 15 – The Omni-Tech with Jon Ledyard

New BTT Podcast: Jon Ledyard joins Daniel Essien to discuss defensive lineman

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Sorry. Any time I think about elite defensive line play, “Never Scared” by Bone Crusher comes on in my head. This week’s episode focuses on the cream of the crop when it comes to defensive linemen, what makes the perfect defensive lineman, and how the position it has increased in popularity. Jon Ledyard joins the podcast to bring his expertise to the discussion. If you enjoy this episode, make sure to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

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Week 1 Secondary Breakdown – Debut of New Jack City

Ben DiNapoli with a review of the New York Jets secondary in week 1…

Once an offseason filled with hype and big player predictions concluded, Jets fans were anxious to see how the team would respond on the field when real game action began. Safe to say, the team exceeded expectations on every side of the ball, cruising to a dominant 48-17 victory over the Detroit Lions. When keeping an explosive offense like the Lions in check, it’s a given that the secondary performed at a high level, but who stood out and who needs to improve going forward?

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New York Jets – Previewing The 2018 Secondary

Ben DiNapoli previews the 2018 New York Jets secondary…

For Jets fans, it feels like a lifetime ago when Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie were consistently locking down receivers on a weekly basis. Yes, things have definitely changed since the two aforementioned players left New York; the secondary has not yet been able to fully bounce back. After showing promise in their rookie years, Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye are hungry and looking to build on solid first seasons this coming year. Add in a splash free agent signing at cornerback and some lofty player predictions and fans finally have some hope for the secondary heading into 2018. The big question that remains is will this unit rise to the occasion? Or will they fail to live up to the hype and fall flat yet again?

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Buck The Trend, Episode 14 – NFLSU (Part 1)

New BTT Podcast: Daniel Essien with a coach’s corner episode on LSU defensive coordinator, Dave Aranda.

LSU is one the best colleges of all time in terms of successful talent in the NFL. Keeping up that tradition is a coach who continues to excel in every challenge. Dan Essien covers LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, his coaching journey, and the players he has that will take the NFL by storm. This is part 1 of our “NFLSU” coaches corner series. If you are yet to, make sure you subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

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Buck The Trend, Episode 12 – On The Edge

New BTT Podcast: Alan Schechter joins Daniel Essien to discuss the history of edge defenders in the NFL

Effective edge defenders have become one of the most sought after positions in football. Alan Schechter joins the pod to discuss the history and trends of the edge position. We also discuss Khalil Mack and Dante Fowler and their odds of landing with the Jets. If you still haven’t, subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

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Buck The Trend, Episode 11 – Cash Moneybacker

New BTT Podcast: Connor Rogers joins Daniel Essien to discuss off-ball linebacker trends in the NFL.

Linebackers have come in all shapes and sizes, particularly in the modern era of the NFL. Draft sensei and football wizard, Connor Rogers joins Dan Essien to discuss how off-ball linebackers have changed in weight class but the principles of the position still remain the same. If you haven’t yet, subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

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New York Jets – Defensive Trends: A Pinch of Dan Quinn

Dan Essien breaks down some Dan Quinn inspired defensive looks the Jets can utilize in 2018

In the most recent episode of Buck The Trend, we discussed Jets defensive trends with Chris Nimbley. In the same line of previewing the Jets defense, let’s go over some wrinkles the Jets can use next season. Including how they could take a page out of Dan Quinn’s playbook and put their own spin on it.  Here’s a look at some of the potential looks the Jets could show next season with the front seven.

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NFL Draft – Can The Jets Strike Gold In This Year’s NFL Supplemental Draft?

Connor Rogers previews potential CB targets for the New York Jets in the supplemental draft…

In a somewhat rare circumstance, this year’s NFL Supplemental Draft could have a few talented names on the board. While the Jets made quite a few huge investments this offseason, their work might not be over just yet.

Let’s break down the two names that have applied for the Supplemental Draft that would make the most sense for Todd Bowles’ defense.

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Episode 89 – New York Jets CB Ray Mickens on the 1998 Season (Part 2)

Scott Mason interviews former New York Jets cornerback Ray Mickens on the 1998 season (part 2). Ray talks about dealing with an angry Bill Parcells, the wild personality of Glenn Foley, playing against a young rookie named Peyton Manning, and more! Plus, Ray shares his memories of weeks 2-5 against Baltimore, Indianapolis, Miami, and St Louis!

Episode 89 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason interviews former New York Jets cornerback Ray Mickens on the 1998 season (part 2).  Ray talks about dealing with an angry Bill Parcells, the wild personality of Glenn Foley, playing against a young rookie named Peyton Manning, and more!

Plus, Ray shares his memories of weeks 2-5 against Baltimore, Indianapolis, Miami, and St Louis!

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NFL Draft Future Stars: Levonta Taylor, CB, Florida State

Connor Rogers continues his future stars series with a look at Florida State CB Levonta Taylor

After kicking off this series with Houston’s superstar Ed Oliver, we’ll stay on the defensive side of the ball with a cornerback at Florida State in Levonta Taylor.

Let’s break down the potential star of the Seminoles secondary for this upcoming college football season.

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