Episode 214 – The Hiring of Adam Gase with Darryl Slater

Scott Mason talks to Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media to discuss Adam Gase being hired as the new head coach of the New York Jets!

Episode 214 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media to discuss Adam Gase being hired as the new head coach of the New York Jets!

Darryl discusses how the process played out, his thoughts on the candidates, what the Gase hire could mean for the Jets and more!

Plus, Scott does a rare lengthy monologue discussing his feeling on the Gase hire and the process that led to it.

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

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New York Jets Adam Gase Thoughts & Roster Rankings F/ Michael Nania

New TOJ Podcast: Joe Caporoso gives his thoughts on Adam Gase and is then joined by Michael Nania to discuss their team roster rankings…

Joe Caporoso gives his thoughts on the New York Jets hiring Adam Gase and is then joined by Michael Nania to discuss their team roster rankings….

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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

The Definitive New York Jets Roster Rankings

Joe Caporoso with a *definitive* ranking of every player on the New York Jets roster

“You’ve got to bring players in here, man. It’s simple as that, man. It’s not rocket science.” Adams said. “I’m not going to sit here and say we have talent…We have a lot of talent on the team, but we don’t have dawgs on this team. We just don’t.”

Jamal Adams is not wrong. The New York Jets have one of the league’s worst rosters and need an infusion of talent (AKA dawgs) this offseason. However, you can’t start building until you accurately assess what you currently have. We are going to undertake that project right now at Turn On The Jets with the definitive ranking of all the players currently on the New York Jets roster, broken down into different categories/tiers. 

The categories/tiers will be the following (shout out to Mike Lombardi for the Blue Chip/Red Chip connotation but we are going to define that grouping slightly differently here). These rankings will be based 75% on what we saw last year and 25% on projecting to the future, slightly heavier with that future number on players we couldn’t get much data/film on this year. Positional value and contract size also is factored into these rankings. 

  • Blue Chip: An All-Pro caliber player, who is one of the five best in the league currently at his position.
  • Red Chip: A clear above average starter, who you can make a reasonable argument is a top 20 player in the league at his position or has unique value because of his skill set.
  • Starter: A solid starting player, who is in the top half of the league at his position and is not easily replaceable.
  • JAG: Just. A. Guy. A very replaceable starter or rotational backup.
  • Roster Filler: Bottom of the roster player who is interchangeable as a backup.

We are going to look at quarterback in a separate category because of what a unique position it is, especially in regards to overall value and focus on where the Jets fit in league wide. We will also not include special teams in the above categories but rather in a separate section at the bottom. 

For snap counts, we are going to use Football Outsiders, we will include PFF rankings for each player as well. This site is of the belief that PFF is a tool, not the Bible and does not always accurately paint the full picture (please reread that sentence for emphasis). There is also feedback from Joe Blewett, who broke down every game for us this year on YouTube and Michael Nania who has done analytics tracking and grading on the team for Gang Green Nation. Finally, you are also getting the opinion of yours truly who has watched every game this year from both the broadcast angle and coaching film angle…always a fun task for a 4-12 team. 

On to the rankings…

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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

The Jet Take 104: The Case for Gase

New TJT! Ben and Kyle take your calls and break down the controversial hire of Adam Gase as head coach of the New York Jets. Including insight from Dolphins’ insider Travis Wingfield.

Episode 104

In this week’s episode of The Jet Take, Ben and Kyle breakdown the breaking news that the Jets have hired Adam Gase as their new Head Coach. They discuss Gase’s effects on Sam Darnold, Jamal Adams, ad why the Jets made this decision. Later, the boys are joined by callers and get an in depth breakdown from Dolphins expert Travis Wingfield on what Gase brings to the table.

*Apologies for some audio drag in the first few minutes*

Thanks for listening!

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Author: Ben Blessington

Host of @TheJetTake, rabid New York Jets fan, Kyle Fahey's babysitter.

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!

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

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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.

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

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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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