Initial Reaction – New York Jets Hire Adam Gase

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets hiring Adam Gase as their next Head Coach

The New York Jets have decided to hire Adam Gase as their next Head Coach. Yesterday, our man Scott Mason did an excellent overview of him with Travis Wingfield who closely followed and covered him during his time in Miami, I strongly encourage you to give it a listen. 

One of the benefits of this site and how I cover the team is that I don’t have to work with Adam Gase going forward or see him all the time. I don’t know anything about him personally or professionally outside of what has been discussed around his Miami tenure and what has happened on the field in his career. This also isn’t a fan site so I am not going to shill for a decision just because the Jets made it, you are just going to get my opinion, backed up by what data I can provide. 

My opinion is that I strongly dislike this hire. I would criticize the hire if any other team in the NFL made it and I will criticize the Jets for making it. Now, another good thing about this site, is what do I know? Crazier things have happened in the NFL and maybe an interim owner, a 24-40 GM and a 23-25 Head Coach can make this work. I will be rooting for it as a fan.

But, man…

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Episode 213 – Meet the Candidates: Adam Gase

Scott Mason talks to Locked On Dolphins host Travis Wingfield  about the head coaching candidacy of former Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase.

Episode 213 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Locked On Dolphins host Travis Wingfield  about the head coaching candidacy of former Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase.

Travis tells us everything we need to know about Gase’s tenure with the Dolphins: We talk the positives, the negatives, his relationship with his staff, in-game and roster management,offensive schemes, how he would fit with Sam Darnold, his personality, what his players thought about him, a wild conspiracy, and more!

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Episode 212 – Meet the Candidates: Matt Rhule

Scott Mason talks to Owlscoop.com editor John DiCarlo  and SicEmSports publisher Kevin Lonnquist  about the head coaching candidacy of former Temple head coach and current Baylor head coach Matt Rhule.

Episode 212 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Owlscoop.com editor John DiCarlo  and SicEmSports publisher Kevin Lonnquist  about the head coaching candidacy of former Temple head coach and current Baylor head coach Matt Rhule.

First, John tells us everything we need to know about Rhule’s time at Temple: We talk how Rhule first got started as an assistant, why he left to go to the New York Giants, why he returned to Temple as head coach, the ins and outs of his coaching style as both an assistant and a head coach, player development including a some stories about current Jets star and former Temple WR Robby Anderson, relationship with coaches, how Rhule helped turn the program around and ultimately why he left for Baylor.

Then we will hear from Kevin who talks all about the mess Rhule walked into at Baylor, how he turned things around in such a short period of time, creative recruiting methods, relationships with players, ability to build a strong support system and see the bigger picture as a CEO, and whether or not he thinks Rhule could succeed as a head coach at the NFL level.

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Right Down the Middle: A Closer Look at Matt Rhule

Stephen Russo with a closer look at Matt Rhule’s coaching career…

The New York Jets coaching search has officially reached one week. Thus far, the Jets have four interviews in the books (Bieniemy, Gase, McCarthy, Richard) and at least one more scheduled (Monken). This weekend has been quite the frenzy as news continues to break: Is McCarthy really taking 2019 off (please)? Is Green Bay all-in on Adam Gase (please!)? Will Kingsbury opt out of his contract with USC to interview with NFL teams (PLEASE!!)? All this news in only two days has Jets fans on the phones like Adam Schefter. Or maybe that’s just me.

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Episode 211 – Meet the Candidates: Todd Monken

Episode 211 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Patrick Magee of the Sun Herald and James Yarcho of Bucs Nation the head coaching candidacy of former Southern Miss head coach and Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken.

First, Patrick tells us everything we need to know about Monken’s tenure as head coach at Southern Miss: we talk the situation Monken walked into, player development including a fascinating tale about a current NFL QB, in-game management, relationships with players, personality, results, and ultimately why Monken left.

Then we will hear from James who talks all about what Monken brought to the Buccaneers’ offense, which players he specifically helped become better, how he he helped elevate the team’s passing game and overall offensive production, and why he is not being considered for the Buccaneers’ head coaching vacancy.

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Episode 210 – Breaking News with Chris Nimbley & Film with Joe Blewett

Scott Mason talks to Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to discuss the breaking news on the Jets’ coaching search and Joe Blewett to review the final film of the team’s 2018 season!

Episode 210 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to discuss the breaking news on the Jets’ coaching search and Joe Blewett to review the final film of the team’s 2018 season!

Chris talks about the report about Mike McCarthy sitting out, Kliff Kingsbury’s rumored impending resignation at USC, upcoming interviews for Todd Monken and Chris Richard, concluded interviews with Eric Bieniemy and Adam Gase, the darkhorse candidacy of Matt Rhule, and whether or not the Jets will ever actually interview Jim Caldwell.

Then Joe Blewett joins the program to give his final Jets film observations of the 2018 season, share his thoughts on the team’s head coaching search, and preview what’s ahead this offseason on TOJ Film Room!  

Play Like A Jet is part of the Turn On The Jets Digital Podcast network…… 

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There’s Always Next Year – Ep 16: Nick Jonas & The Dear John(son) Letter

This week the boys discuss what they did on New Years Eve including Travis winding up drunkenly hanging out with a Curtis Martin figurine (because it is Travis, so of course this happened).  Then everybody talks about the awesome open letter Brian wrote to Jets management at Jetsfix.com and the discussion turns to the Jets’ future and what they need to do to get things going in the right direction.

The OG of Jets podcasts is back!  Join Brian Bassett and pals Travis Milton and Josh Conrad as “Play Like A Jet” presents episode #16 of their new podcast, “There’s Always Next Year!”

This week the boys discuss what they did on New Years Eve including Travis winding up drunkenly hanging out with a Curtis Martin figurine (because it is Travis, so of course this happened).  Then everybody talks about the awesome open letter Brian wrote to Jets management at Jetsfix.com and the discussion turns to the Jets’ future and what they need to do to get things going in the right direction.

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Kliff Kingsbury: Can He Be the Bold Move the Jets Need?

Stephen Russo with a closer look at Kliff Kingsbury’s resume

As we close the book on a 4-12 Jets season, one that led with hope but quickly turned sour, we turn our attention toward the most exciting time of the year: The Offseason. While Jets Chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson moved quickly to fire Head Coach Todd Bowles on the last Sunday of the season, following a 38-3 trouncing in New England, Johnson chose to retain General Manager Mike Maccagnan. This leaves Maccagnan in charge of spearheading yet another Jets offseason with over $100 million in salary cap space, the third overall draft pick, and teaming up with Johnson to select the Jets new Head Coach. Yikes.

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2018 NFL Best Bets Against the Spread – Wild Card Weekend Edition

Jake Benaquisto with his Best Bets for NFL Wild Card Weekend

My regular season was very disappointing, as I finished with a record of 40-44-1 against the spread. Luckily, I still have a few more weeks to lose money as we approach Wild Card Weekend.

PLAYOFF FOOTBALL IS BACK!!!

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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – New York Jets Head Coach Candidates

Joe Caporoso with thoughts on the New York Jets Head Coach candidates and predictions in this week’s TOJ 12 Pack…

Welcome back to another edition of the Turn On The Jets 12 Pack. It is offseason time…also known as the best time of the year for the New York Jets (at least over the past 8 years). I finished up the regular season going 10-6 on their W/L predictions and 8-8 against the spread.

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports