Episode 506 – Jets vs Redskins Pre-Game Report/Mailbag w/Chris Nimbley/Dr Stoller/Craig Mason

Scott Mason talks to Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to break down the latest news surrounding the New York Jets and discuss the keys to their week 10 matchup against the Washington Redskins in addition to answering YOUR mailbag questions, Dr. Steven Stoller drops by to discuss the injury report, and poker pro & Sportsbook better extraordinaire Craig Mason tries to help make us all rich with his Sunday picks!

Episode 506 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 break down the latest news surrounding the New York Jets and discuss the keys to their week 10 matchup against the Washington Redskins in addition to answering YOUR mailbag questions, Dr. Steven Stoller drops by to discuss the injury report, and poker pro & Sportsbook better extraordinaire Craig Mason tries to help make us all rich with his Sunday picks!

First, we answer YOUR questions touching on whether there’s still hope Adam Gase could change his ways, how nostalgic we should be for Rex Ryan, deficiencies in the Jets’ evaluation of OL, if tanking ever really works out for teams that do it, whether or not the Gase proclamation by Christopher Johnson should reflect poorly on Joe Douglas, whether or not we should make a trip to Texas next year to be at the” Justified” cast reunion, and more!

After that, Dr. Stoller gives us an in-depth dissection of the Jets’ injury report and Craig gives us his picks for the day as he tries to assist us in our quest to make a few bucks betting this Sunday!

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Episode 482 – Mailbag (Part 2) w/Chris Nimbley, NFL Picks w/Craig Mason, & Weather w/Ed Vallee

Scott Mason talks to Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to answer YOUR mailbag questions, Ed Vallee of Empire Weather to give you the best gameday weather report you will find heading into week 7 in the NFL, and Craig Mason for some red hot gambling picks to make you some money this week!

Episode 482 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 answer YOUR mailbag questions, Ed Vallee of Empire Weather to give you the best gameday weather report you will find heading into week 7 in the NFL, and Craig Mason for some red hot gambling picks to make you some money this week!

Chris answers YOUR mailbag questions regarding Chuma Edoga’s performance thus far, PFF grades, the possibility of the Jets trading for Trent Williams, ideal roster construction for attempting to beat the Patriots, and more!

Plus Ed Vallee of Empire Weather drops by for a Sunday morning weather report for all the games around the NFL, and betting lines expert and professional poker player Craig Mason reveals his picks for this week to try to help put a few bucks in your pocket!

A loaded show to help get you ready for the Jets tomorrow and all the other NFL action going on this week, so give it a listen!

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NFL Best Bets Against the Spread – Super Bowl 53 Edition

I went 0-2 against the spread for the Conference Championship games, as my awful gambling season continues. Not only was it painful to lose on one of the worst missed penalties in sports history, but it was immediately followed by another gut-wrenching loss for the Chiefs. I should probably just quit gambling forever at this point, but where is the fun in that? 

To celebrate Super Bowl Sunday, I’ll be giving my three favorite prop bets for the game, as well as my pick against the spread. Shoutout to all the readers who followed along this season, despite my losing record. 

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NFL Best Bets Against the Spread – Conference Championship Edition

Jake Benaquistio with his NFL picks for Championship Weekend…

The depressing fact that we only have two more football Sundays left is starting to set in. If you need to gamble as a way of managing this pain like I do, here are my picks for the Conference Championship games: 

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NFL Best Bets Against the Spread – Divisional Round Edition

Jake Benaquisto with his NFL Divisional Round weekend picks…

Wildcard Weekend was unpredictable, but I still managed to break even and go 2-2 against the spread. Before I give my picks for the divisional round games, here is my rant on the Jets hiring Adam Gase to be their Head Coach:

While I was on the record of disliking Gase, I do think there has been an unreasonable amount of anger from fans reacting to this hire. Anyone who thinks this coach is automatically going to succeed or fail in New York needs to a take a deep breath.

The HC is obviously important, but winning in the NFL ultimately comes down to talent. The Jets are a team who has lacked talent at key positions for a long time, which is why they have not made the playoffs since 2010. They have some exciting building blocks for the future, specifically Sam Darnold and Jamal Adams, but it won’t matter who the HC of this team is if the front office cannot acquire more blue chip players.

As for Adam Gase, it’s hard to get excited about a head coach who just flamed out in your own division. You can make the case that he never had the right QB, but there is no doubt that Gase was a massive disappointment in Miami. However, when you think about what the Jets wanted in an HC, the hire makes more sense. Gase has experience in the position, is widely known for running a creative offense, and has a history of developing quarterbacks. With Sam Darnold, the Jets wanted a coach who could get the most out of a young QB, and Gase might be that guy.

Like I said, it’s way too early to determine whether this hire is a home run or a ‘Same Old Jets’ disaster waiting to happen. There are many valid concerns about Gase as a coach, but there was never a perfect candidate on the market to begin with. It’s now up to the Jets’ front office to build the team around Sam Darnold and get Gase the players he needs for his system. If Mike Maccagnan’s draft record and free agent spending does not improve, the Jets will be be looking to fully clean house once again by 2020.

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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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2018 NFL Best Bets Against the Spread – Week Seventeen

Jake Benaquisto with his week 17 NFL Best Bets…

My thoughts on the Jim Harbaugh / Jets rumors: 

If I had to wager on it, I think Harbaugh ultimately stays at Michigan, especially now that Urban Meyer will no longer coaching. But let’s say the Jets offer him $10 million per year to be their Head Coach with control over player personnel. He has to at least think about it, right?

Sam Darnold, Robby Anderson, and Chris Herndon are making this job look more attractive with each passing week. With their young core on offense, a top five draft pick, and a ton of cap space, Jim Harbaugh could reasonably be the coach that brings this team back to the playoffs.

Again, I’m not necessarily optimistic about it, but I’d be thrilled if the Jets made this happen. Harbaugh would be the disciplinarian that this team has lacked for years and is a lot more intriguing than taking some offensive coordinator without any HC experience. It’s an aggressive move that comes with a lot of risk, but has the potential to be just what this franchise needs.

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2018 NFL Best Bets Against the Spread – Week Sixteen

Jake Benaquistio with his NFL Best Bets for week 16…

Before I give my picks for week sixteen, allow me to gush about the Jets’ franchise quarterback real quick:

  1. After throwing for two touchdowns, 253 yards, and no interceptions against Houston last Saturday, Sam Darnold continued to look like the special player he was projected to become out of USC. His accuracy, especially with throws on the run, was about as good as you can ask for against a talented Texans’ defense. Seeing Darnold play to this level against a top defense really makes you wonder how high his ceiling is if the Jets build an offensive line and get some more quality weapons around him.

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2018 NFL Best Bets Against the Spread – Week Fifteen

My picks finally got back on track last week, as I went 4-1 against the spread. With only three weeks left in the regular season, I’m looking to finish strong with a winning streak. Here are a few NFL thoughts before I give my best bets:

  1. I’m actually really excited to watch the Texans / Jets game. Even though the Jets are probably better off losing for a top draft pick, I want to see Darnold continue to develop and play like he did in Buffalo. 
  2. You could reasonably argue that the Kirk Cousins contract has already become one of the worst in the NFL. We’ll see if the John DeFilippo firing makes any difference, but it’s starting to look like the Vikings made an enormous mistake with that signing. 

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2018 NFL Best Bets Against the Spread – Week Fourteen

My week thirteen picks went 2-3 against the spread, as I continue to lose money this season. It was nice to see Mark Sanchez play football again, but it’s not as fun when you bet on the team he is playing quarterback for. Before I give my picks for week fourteen, here’s my take on the current state of the New York Jets:

  1. With the latest reports of friction between Bowles and Maccagnan, this Jets team is becoming more of a circus every week. I don’t think anything is set in stone yet, but the fact that ownership will potentially keep this GM to hire his own head coach just proves why this team is dysfunctional. As much as I want to see Sam Darnold prosper, I think the Jets are better off losing out the rest of this season and completely cleaning house. 

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