Episode 560 – Off the Edge w/Jamaal Westerman: Jamaal’s Journey from the Combine to the NFL

Scott Mason talks to former New York Jets pass rusher Jamaal Westerman of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a look at his personal journey from the Scouting Combine to the NFL and the New York Jets!

Episode 560 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to former New York Jets pass rusher Jamaal Westerman of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a look at his personal journey from the Scouting Combine to the NFL and the New York Jets! 

First, we discuss what to expect in this weekend’s AFC and NFC championship games. Then, as we approach this year’s Senior Bowl, Jamaal takes us back in time through his personal journey to the NFL including:

-What kept him from being invited to the postseason All-Star games 

-What it was like working out at the combine

– Teams he had private visits with an what occurred during them

-An unexpected turn of events during a visit with the Jets

-What coaches look for from players throughout the process

-The best way for players to prepare

-What fans should watch for during the Senior Bowl

-The level of importance postseason games have in terms of a player’s draft stock

and more!

This is a rare opportunity to get a first-hand, moment by moment account of what a potential NFL player goes through during the draft process, so be sure to check it out!

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Episode 553 – Off the Edge with Jamaal Westerman: The Art of Pass Rushing & Edge FA Targets

Scott Mason talks to former New York Jets pass rusher Jamaal Westerman of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a pro’s look at the art of pass rushing and who the Jets may target to patrol the edge in 2020 NFL free agency!

Episode 553 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to former New York Jets pass rusher Jamaal Westerman of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a pro’s look at the art of pass rushing and who the Jets may target to patrol the edge in 2020 NFL free agency!

Jamaal shares his pass rushing insights including:

-What goes into becoming a successful pass rusher from traits to technique to work habits

-Favorite edge rushers both past and present

– The variety of ways a pass rusher can win

– Difference between trying to win as a pass rusher inside and trying to win as a pass rusher outside 

-Analyzing how pass rushing has changed over the years and what current pass rushers have to do to win vs what won in past eras

-Techniques Jamaal himself uses to win his pass rushing assignments

-A rapid fire look at all the Jets current edge rushers and what they bring to the table

-A rapid fire look at potential free agent edge rushers across the NFL (Barrett, Clowney, Ngakoue, and Fowler) and which ones might be the best fit for the Jets

-Storytime with Jamal featuring a hilarious tale about the legendary Jason Taylor’s one year with the Jets

-A hilarious impression of the great Chuck Smith that will have you laughing uncontrollably

and more!

This is a rare chance to get in-depth insight from a current pro who not only played for the Jets, but still follows the team closely, so check it out!

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Episode 548 – Ask a Pro: Mailbag w/Jamaal Westerman (Part 2) & NFC Gambling Picks w/Craig Mason

Scott Mason talks to former New York Jets pass rusher Jamaal Westerman of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a pro’s answer to YOUR mailbag questions (Part 2) and Craig Mason gives his gambling picks for the NFC Wild Card round!

Episode 548 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to former New York Jets pass rusher Jamaal Westerman of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a pro’s answer to YOUR mailbag questions (Part 2) and Craig Mason gives his gambling picks for the NFC Wild Card round!

Jamaal answers YOUR questions on a variety of topics including:

-What the market may be like for Robby Anderson and what his level of importance is to the Jets

-Whether or not a team can succeed in spite of its head coach

– If an elite edge rusher is more necessary than a lockdown corner and which type of corners fit best in Gregg Williams’ system

– Thoughts on the possibility that Sam Darnold may have lied to Deion Sanders

-Whether Bless Austin has the ability to be a long-term starting corner in the NFL

-How much roster turnover may be too much

-The number of sacks Jamaal may have had in Gregg Williams’ system

Plus Storytime with Jamaal featuring a fun one about Antonio Cromartie and Mike Pettine and Craig Mason drops by to give his gambling picks for the NFC Wild Card matchups!

This is a rare chance to get in-depth insight from a current pro who not only played for the Jets, but still follows the team closely, so check it out!

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Episode 547 – Ask a Pro: Mailbag w/Jamaal Westerman (Part 1)

Scott Mason talks to former New York Jets pass rusher Jamaal Westerman of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a pro’s answer to YOUR mailbag questions (Part 1).

Episode 547 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to former New York Jets pass rusher Jamaal Westerman of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a pro’s answer to YOUR mailbag questions (Part 1).

Jamaal answers YOUR questions on a variety of topics including:

-What it is like being on a team where you have a head coach who has virtually zero involvement on one side of the ball

-Whether or not an Arena League head coach could make the jump to the NFL successfully

– If an elite edge rusher is essential or if it is possible for the Jets could get to the QB regularly without one

– Thoughts on if Le’Veon Bell could have been used more efficiently

-Whether or not what happens at the end of a season can truly give a team momentum heading into the following season

-How much of a factor a head coach can have on free agent recruitment

-The toughest OL Jamaal ever faced both in a game and in practice

and more!

This is a rare chance to get in-depth insight from a current pro who not only played for the Jets, but still follows the team closely, so check it out!

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Episode 534 – Off the Edge w/Jamaal Westerman – The LJ Show, Pittsburgh, Casting Choices, & Tattoos

Scott Mason talks to former New York Jets pass rusher Jamaal Westerman of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a pro’s look at the Jets’ loss to the Ravens as everything going on surrounding Gang Green head into their week 16 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Episode 534 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to former New York Jets pass rusher Jamaal Westerman of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a pro’s look at the Jets’ loss to the Ravens as everything going on surrounding Gang Green head into their week 16 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Jamaal has plenty of thoughts on what he’s seen from the Jets since Gameday and topics for this episode include:

-What made Lamar Jackson so effective against the Jets and if there was anything different the team could have done to try to slow him down

-Sam Darnold’s performance and why it may have been better than a lot of people seem to think

– Analyzing how Gang Green’s offensive line did against a strong Ravens defensive unit

– Le’Veon Bell’s Impressive Performance

-The Anderson/Crowder combo and how it showed more signs of progress

-How Mark Ingram had his way with the Jets’ dominant run defense

-Who should play Jamaal and the key players from his career in a theoretical movie about him life

-Why Mike Tomlin has been so impressive this season and what it was like for Jamaal to be around the Pittsburgh coaching staff when he was briefly with the Steelers

-Storytime with Jamal featuring a hilarious tale about former Jets RB (and Play Like A Jet guest!) Thomas Jones and what happened the day he got a new tattoo during Jamaal’s rookie year

-Thoughts on how both the Jets and Steelers will approach Sunday’s matchup

and more!

This is a rare chance to get in-depth insight from a current pro who not only played for the Jets, but still follows the team closely, so check it out!

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Episode 526 – Le’Veon “Bowling” Bell w/Chris Nimbley & Off the Edge with Jamaal Westerman

Scott Mason talks to Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com about the breaking news on Le’Veon Bell and then welcomes former New York Jets pass rusher Jamaal Westerman of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a pro’s look at the Jets’ victory in their rematch with the Dolphins as well as his thoughts on the strategy Gang Green should use when they take on the seemingly unstoppable Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night!

Episode 526 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 about the breaking news on Le’Veon Bell and then welcomes former New York Jets pass rusher Jamaal Westerman of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a pro’s look at the Jets’ victory in their rematch with the Dolphins as well as his thoughts on the strategy Gang Green should use when they take on the seemingly unstoppable Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night!

First, Chris drops by to share the news he uncovered about the Le’Veon Bell bowling controversy.

Then Jamaal discusses his thoughts on everything going on around Gang Green with topics that include:

-Performance of Sam Darnold and his offensive weapons 

– Bizarre ending of the game and the nature of the comeback victory

-Improvement along the offensive line

-Gregg Williams and the bend but don’t break defense

– Le’Veon Bell and the Bowling story

-More defensive line dominance

-Adam Gase’s uneven gameplan

-Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Lamar Jackson impression

-The best way to attempt stopping Lamar Jackson

-Thoughts on how Adam Gase may approach the Baltimore matchup

-Storytime with Jamal featuring a great tale about former Jets defensive backs coach Dennis “DT” Thurman and the coach’s dislike of Jamaal’s choice of clothes

and more!

This is a rare chance to get in-depth insight from a current pro who not only played for the Jets, but still follows the team closely, so check it out!

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Episode 521 – Off the Edge w/Jamaal Westerman: What Jamaal Saw vs OAK/CIN & MIA is Coming to Town

Scott Mason talks to former New York Jets pass rusher Jamaal Westerman of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a pro’s look at the Jets’ victory over the Raiders as well as their loss to the Bengals, and everything going on surrounding Gang Green as they head into their week 14 rematch against the Miami Dolphins.

Episode 521 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to former New York Jets pass rusher Jamaal Westerman of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a pro’s look at the Jets’ victory over the Raiders as well as their loss to the Bengals, and everything going on surrounding Gang Green as they head into their week 14 rematch against the Miami Dolphins.

Jamaal has plenty of thoughts on what he’s seen from the Jets since Gameday and topics for this episode include: 

-The Hamilton Tiger-Cats come up short in their quest for the CFL’s Grey Cup Championship while Jamaal’s alma matter Rutgers University celebrates the return of an old friend  

-How was Adam Gase able to put together such a strong gameplan against Oakland but then manage to follow it up with such a terrible strategy against the Bengals?

– Comparing and contrasting the OL’s relatively good performance against Oakland and its horrendous performance against Cincinnati

– What is going on with Le’Veon Bell?

-How Jamal Adams absence will impact the Jets and how it may have destroyed their gameplan against Cincinnati

-The Jets’ defense’s continued domination vs the run and the value it has

-What it is like to play for stubborn coaches

-How Andy Dalton’s presence changed the game

-Why the Jets were not able to overcome Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap

-Storytime with Jamal featuring a hilarious tale about legendary Special Teams Coach Mike Westhoff 

-Thoughts on how both the Jets and Raiders will approach Sunday’s matchup

and more!

This is a rare chance to get in-depth insight from a current pro who not only played for the Jets, but still follows the team closely, so check it out!

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Episode 509 – Off The Edge w/Jamaal Westerman: Pro’s View of Jets/Skins, OAK Preview & Go Tiger-Cats!

Scott Mason talks to former New York Jets pass rusher Jamaal Westerman of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a pro’s look at the Jets’ victory over the Redskins and everything going on surrounding the New York Jets as they head into their week 12 matchup against the Oakland Raiders!

Episode 509 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to former New York Jets pass rusher Jamaal Westerman of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a pro’s look at the Jets’ victory over the Redskins and everything going on surrounding the New York Jets as they head into their week 12 matchup against the Oakland Raiders!

Jamaal has plenty of thoughts on what he’s seen from the Jets since Gameday and topics for this episode include.

-The Hamilton Tiger-Cats (including Jamaal and a group of ex-Jets such as Lorenzo Mauldin, Jalin Marshall, and Julian Howsare) prepare for the CFL’s Grey Cup Championship Game Sunday

-Continued strong play from Sam Darnold and offensive scheming from Adam Gase vs the Redskins

– The OL’s continued improvement despite Edoga’s struggles (and Ryan Kerrigan’s early success)

– Le’Veon Bell being effectively shut down again

-Jamal Adams’ unreal performance for the 2nd week in a row as he keeps morphing into the second coming of Troy Polamalu

-The Jets’ defense’s continued domination vs the run

-More positive moments for Bless Austin and Arthur Maulet in coverage

-A great gameplan defensively from Gregg Williams

-More impressive work from Jordan Jenkins

-Ryan Griffin becomes a nice surprise in the passing game

-Thoughts on how both the Jets and Raiders will approach Sunday’s matchup

and more!

This is a rare chance to get in-depth insight from a current pro who not only played for the Jets, but still follows the team closely, so check it out!

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Episode 504 – Off the Edge w/Jamaal Westerman: Gase Stays, What Jamaal Saw vs Giants, & Skins Preview

Scott Mason talks to former New York Jets pass rusher Jamaal Westerman of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a pro’s look at the Jets’ victory over the Giants and everything going on surrounding the New York Jets (including Christopher Johnson’s Adam Gase proclamation) as they head into their week 11 matchup against the Washington Redskins!

Episode 504 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to former New York Jets pass rusher Jamaal Westerman of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a pro’s look at the Jets’ victory over the Giants and everything going on surrounding the New York Jets (including Christopher Johnson’s Adam Gase proclamation) as they head into their week 11 matchup against the Washington Redskins!

Jamaal has plenty of thoughts on what he’s seen from the Jets since Gameday and topics for this episode include.

Topics Include:

-Thoughts on Christopher Johnson’s proclamation about Adam Gase’s future 

-Play of Sam Darnold and offensive scheming of Adam Gase vs the Giants

– Improved performance of the OL and what was responsible for it

– Le’Veon Bell being effectively shut down again and why that happened

-Jamal Adams’ superb game against the team the Jets share a stadium with

-How the defense completely dominated Saquon Barkley

-A pleasant surprise in the form of Bless Austin and a story about the first time Jamaal met his fellow Rutgers alum

-The straight up nasty performance of Foley Fatukasi and the rest of the defensive line

-What’s going on with Quinnen Williams so far and how his usage and deployment may not be playing to his strengths

-Why Gregg Williams hasn’t been able to scheme to stop overmatched LBs from covering opposing TEs and RBs one on one

-Debut of “Storytime with Jamaal” as Jamaal shares a fun anecdote from his rookie year involving the great Calvin Pace

and more!

This is a rare chance to get in-depth insight from a current pro who not only played for the Jets, but still follows the team closely, so check it out!

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