Episode 466 – Midweek with Manish: What’s Up with Darnold, Player Injury News, Play Calling, & More

Scott Mason talks to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News for a midweek look at everything going on surrounding the New York Jets as they prepare for their upcoming matchup against the Eagles in Philadelphia on Sunday!

Episode 466 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News for a midweek look at everything going on surrounding the New York Jets as they prepare for their upcoming matchup against the Eagles in Philadelphia on Sunday!

Manish discusses all the latest Sam Darnold buzz and speculates on the young QB’s ability to play Sunday in Philadelphia and whether or not the Jets should have pursued potential upgrades over Luke Falk, plus injury news involving Quinnen Williams, CJ Mosley, Jordan Jenkins, Demaryius Thomas, and Josh Bellamy, what the Jets could do if they are exceptionally thin at WR, possible changes on the OL, more creative offensive game plans coming from Gase, and more!

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Episode 461 – Midweek with Manish: Darnold’s Impending Return & Regrouping For The Long Haul

Scott Mason talks to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News for a midweek look at everything going on surrounding the New York Jets as they rest up during their bye week!

Episode 461 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News for a midweek look at everything going on surrounding the New York Jets as they rest up during their bye week!

Manish discusses the fallout from Jamal Adams cancelling his weekly appearances on WFAN, the impending return of Sam Darnold and what it will means for the Jets, whether or not fans and coaches are expecting too much of Darnold too soon, the ongoing struggles of Adam Gase’s offense and how he may be able to steer things in the right direction, Gase’s rationale for not having players practice during the bye week, midweek quotes from the coaching staff, injury updates involving CJ Mosley, Quinnen Williams, and Demaryius Thomas, and more!

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Episode 456 – Midweek with Manish: Manish vs Adam Gase?

Scott Mason talks to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News for a midweek look at everything going on surrounding the New York Jets as they get ready for their week 3 matchup against the New England Patriots!

Episode 456 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News for a midweek look at everything going on surrounding the New York Jets as they get ready for their week 3 matchup against the New England Patriots!

Manish discusses the turmoil going on around the Jets and has some updates on players who are attempting to hold onto their spots (including what’s going on with Trumaine Johnson), players who are attempting to come back from injury, and everything happening with the current string of bad luck and bad play involving the Jets.

Then we discuss Manish’s recent work including several pieces that were highly critical of Head Coach Adam Gase and Scott presses Manish on whether or not Manish’s critics are right to think he is pushing an “anti-Gase” agenda.

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Episode 450 – Midweek with Manish: News & Notes, Kicker Woes, A Contentious Presser, & More!

Scott Mason talks to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News for a midweek look at everything going on surrounding the New York Jets as they get ready for their week two matchup against the Cleveland Browns!

Episode 450 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News for a midweek look at everything going on surrounding the New York Jets as they get ready for their week two matchup against the Cleveland Browns!

Manish gives us an inside look at what Sam Darnold did to try to take his game to the next level heading into 2019, and then we talk about a very tense presser from Jets Coach Adam Gase after a rough debut, the latest on the kicker fiasco, updates on the injury front, disappointment with the crowd at Metlife Stadium, the Patriots signing Antonio Brown and how that could impact Gang Green, look ahead to the big Monday Night matchup against Cleveland, wonder what could happen if the doomsday scenario takes place and the Jets lose the next five games in which they are currently underdogs, and more!

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Episode 446 – Midweek with Manish: News, Rumors, Expectations, & Predictions

Scott Mason talks to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News for a midweek look at everything going on surrounding the New York Jets!

Episode 446 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News for a midweek look at everything going on surrounding the New York Jets!

Manish talks about the Jets’ current roster and whether or not any of the Jets’ moves surprised him, whether more moves could be on the horizon including the possibility of adding some more help at CB and WR, important storylines heading into the 2019 season that have flown under the radar, differences thus far between covering Adam Gase and covering Todd Bowles, what Jets fans should most be looking forward to watching as it pertains to this year’s team, reasonable expectations for both the season and the Jets’ week 1 matchup against Buffalo, and more!

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Episode 382 – Manish Unleashed (Pt 4): Narratives & Clicks

Scott Mason talks to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News for part 4 of a multi part series discussing the life and times of the Jets’ most controversial beat reporter!

Episode 382 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News for part 4 of a multi part series discussing the life and times of the Jets’ most controversial beat reporter!

Manish talks about the perception that he drives narratives including stories he wrote about Darrelle Revis and Mitchell Trubisky, how he tries to balance a story when most of his information comes from one side, what he does to try to keep his reporting at a high standard instead of becoming pure clickbait in a clickbait world, and more! 

Note: This was the 4th and final part of a multi-part series we are calling “Manish Unleashed” with the previous 3 parts available in the Play Like A Jet archives.  

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Episode 375 – Manish Unleashed (Pt 3): Feuds, Agendas, & Marrone

Scott Mason talks to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News for part 3 of a multi part series discussing the life and times of the Jets’ most controversial beat reporter!

Episode 375 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News for part 3 of a multi part series discussing the life and times of the Jets’ most controversial beat reporter!

Manish talks about his perceived “feuds” with other writers on the beat, the perception that he pushes agendas, and we go in-depth on everything surrounding the infamous Doug Marrone story!

Note: This was part 3 of a multi-part series we are calling “Manish Unleashed” with the 4th and final part to be released next week.  

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Episode 368 – Manish Unleashed (Pt 2): The Journey & The Persona

Scott Mason talks to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News for part 2 of a multi part series discussing the life and times of the Jets’ most controversial beat reporter!

Episode 368 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News for part 2 of a multi part series discussing the life and times of the Jets’ most controversial beat reporter!

Manish talks about his his journey from young sports fan to Daily News beat reporter & columnist including what he really wanted to do for a living and which prominent NY sports writer was offered his current job before he was, what it has been like covering the team the past decade, how his public persona developed and whether or not there is a bit of a pro wrestling element to it, how he walks the fine line of being both a beat reporter and columnist, and we begin delving into his biggest controversies by discussing the infamous tweet he sent out last offseason about former New York Jet, Muhammad Wilkerson!

Note: This was part 2 of a multi-part series we are calling “Manish Unleashed” with part 3 to be released next week.  In future episodes of this series, Manish will talk about a variety of subjects including his penchant for controversy, perceived feuds, and he will answer criticism of some of his most infamous moments on the Jets beat!  

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Episode 361 – Manish Unleashed Pt 1: What Happened At Florham Park?

Scott Mason talks to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News for part 1 of a multi part series discussing the life and times of the Jets’ most controversial beat reporter!

Episode 361 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News for part 1 of a multi part series discussing the life and times of the Jets’ most controversial beat reporter!

Manish talks about the famous “200% wrong” declaration involving the reports that Mike Maccagnan’s job was in jeopardy, what he thinks caused him to end up being on the wrong end of that issue, his thoughts on the perception that he was in Mike Maccagnan’s back pocket and how his recent Twitter outbursts may have helped to further feed that perception, the real story of how everything actually went down between Mike Maccagnan, Adam Gase, and Christopher Johnson including an interesting tidbit about Woody Johnson, and more!

Note: This was part 1 of a multi-part series we are calling “Manish Unleashed” with part 2 to be released next week.  In future episodes of this series, Manish will talk about a variety of subjects including what drew him to reporting in the first place, the road that led him to the New York Daily News, his penchant for controversy, and he will answer criticism of some of his most infamous moments on the Jets beat!  

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The Jet Take 100: The State of the New York Jets ft. Manish Mehta

New TJT! 100th episode special featuring Manish Mehta, who gives the behind the scenes on the current state of the New York Jets.

In our 100th *published* episode Ben Blessington and Kyle Fahey are joined by Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News who tells all on the future of Todd Bowles, Mike Maccagnan, Sam Darnold and more! Was this regime set-up for failure? Was Maccagnan too impressionable? Who are potential head coaches the New York Jets could target? Will the Jets go for the east coast version of Goff/Gurley and pursue Le’veon Bell? All of this and more, thank you!

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Author: Ben Blessington

Host of Cool Your Jets: Every Monday, keeping you up to date on the New York Jets, while providing top analytics, interviews, & debates you won’t find anywhere else!