The Jet Take 108: BREAKING NEWS – The Jets Pull Plug on Maccagnan

New TJT! Emergency pod time as Ben and Kyle break down the firing of GM Mike Maccagnan and while the short-term embarrassment may be worth it in the long-run.

The world is on fire and the Jets decided to clean out the front office. HC Adam Gase executes his successful power play and leaves GM Mike Maccagnan without a job. Ben and Kyle discuss the timing of the firing, potential options to replace, and how it could ultimately work out in the long run.

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Episode 330 – Legends of Gang Green: The Career of Wesley Walker (Part 7)

Scott Mason and Big John present “Legends of Gang Green” featuring part 7 of an in-depth career retrospective with all-time great Jets wide receiver Wesley Walker! 

Episode 330 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason and Big John present “Legends of Gang Green” featuring part 7 of an in-depth career retrospective with all-time great Jets wide receiver Wesley Walker! 

We pick things up with Wesley describing the return of holdouts Al Toon and Marvin Powell in 1985 not to mention his own return from injury in week 5 of that season, the longest touchdown of his career against a division rival, which Jets legend used to call him “Sideline Sammy” and why, his legendary 4 touchdown catch performance against the Miami Dolphins in week 3 of the 1986 season and the stunning details of what the original plan was for how he was to be used in that game, and more!

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Episode 326 – How To Handle the Macc vs Gase Firestorm w/Jon Grella

Scott Mason talks to  Jon Grella – a former Communications Director for the Tampa Bay Bucs, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs at the U.S. Travel Association, and current head of the hottest new PR firm in DC, JAG Public Affairs (not to mention former NY Jets ballboy!) – about how the Jets should be handling the firestorm surrounding the rumored turmoil between its General Manager Mike Maccagnan and Head Coach Adam Gase!  

Episode 326 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below.  Scott Mason talks to  Jon Grella – a former Communications Director for the Tampa Bay Bucs, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs at the U.S. Travel Association, and current head of the hottest new PR firm in DC, JAG Public Affairs (not to mention former NY Jets ballboy!) – about how the Jets should be handling the firestorm surrounding the rumored turmoil between its General Manager Mike Maccagnan and Head Coach Adam Gase!  

Jon shares his thoughts on how the story probably got started, who may have been responsible for the leaks and how to try o contain them in the future, how the optics look to outside observers, how a PR staff would work to limit the damage done to the team’s rep, what the team’s best option is going forward as far as stopping this situation from becoming even more of a firestorm in the press, and what Jon did when he was faced with a similar situation during his time in Tampa! 

Plus there may even be some talk of flaming tailgate tables and future pizza reviews!

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Episode 325 – Legends of Gang Green: The Career of Wesley Walker (Part 6)

Scott Mason and Big John present “Legends of Gang Green” featuring part 6 of an in-depth career retrospective with all-time great Jets wide receiver Wesley Walker! 

Episode 325 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason and Big John present “Legends of Gang Green” featuring part 6 of an in-depth career retrospective with all-time great Jets wide receiver Wesley Walker! 

We pick things up with Wesley describing his thoughts on the Jets leaving Shea Stadium for Giants Stadium, holding out of training camp in 1984, Leon Hess taking over majority ownership of the team, the Pat Ryan/Ken O’Brien QB battle in 1984, a record setting season for Mark Gastineau, another potential replacement for Wesley getting drafted in 1985 in the form of Wisconsin WR Al Toon, and more!

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Episode 324 – Injury Histories of the Jets’ 2019 Draft Class w/Dr. Steven Stoller

Scott Mason talks to 35 year Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Steven Stoller to discuss the injury history of the Jets’ 2019 draft class!

Episode 324 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to 35 year Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Steven Stoller to discuss the injury history of the Jets’ 2019 draft class!

Dr. Stoller talks about the respective injury histories of Quinnen Williams, Jachai Polite, Chuma Edoga, Trevon Wesco, Blake Cashman, and Blessuan Austin, and explains why Jets fans should be concerned or relieved about their respective injury histories.

Then Dr. Stoller takes a look at Christopher Herndon’s medical history and explains why a misunderstanding about the severity of Herndon’s past knee injury may have been the catalyst that led to the Jets acquiring one of their best draft day bargains in many years!

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Episode 322 – Post-Draft Mega Mailbag (Part 4) w/Chris Nimbley & Paulie B

Episode 322 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Twitter Legend Paulie Bruzzese  and The Very Big Deal Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to answer YOUR questions in part 4 of the post-draft mega mailbag!

We had so many post-draft questions that we broke the mailbag into multiple parts and in part 4 we answer inquiries about what happens to Darron Lee now, why Mike Maccagnan drafted so many players with histories of bad injuries, how much we are looking forward to tweeting the #Retiremoms hashtag, whether or not Ja’Daveon Clowney could still be a possibility for the Jets in a trade, and more!

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Episode 321 – Post-Draft Mega Mailbag (Part 3) w/Chris Nimbley & Paulie B

Scott Mason talks to Twitter Legend Paulie Bruzzese  and The Very Big Deal Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to answer YOUR questions in part 3 of the post-draft mega mailbag!

Episode 321 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Twitter Legend Paulie Bruzzese  and The Very Big Deal Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to answer YOUR questions in part 3 of the post-draft mega mailbag!

We had so many post-draft questions that we broke the mailbag into multiple parts and in part 3 we answer inquiries about whether or not Mike Maccagnan gets too cute by trading down in mid-late rounds, who the best #3 overall pick in Jets history will turn out to be, the revelation from Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News that the team attempted to trade up into the 2nd round to select Georgia WR Mecole Hardman, what our real time reactions were to the Giants drafting Duke QB Daniel Jones #6 overall, and more!

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Episode 320 – Post-Draft Mega Mailbag (Part 2) w/Chris Nimbley & Paulie B

Scott Mason talks to Twitter Legend Paulie Bruzzese  and The Very Big Deal Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to answer YOUR questions in part 2 of the post-draft mega mailbag!

Episode 320 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Twitter Legend Paulie Bruzzese  and The Very Big Deal Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to answer YOUR questions in part 2 of the post-draft mega mailbag!

We had so many post-draft questions that we broke the mailbag into multiple parts and in part 2 we answer inquiries about the quality of the Jets offensive line, how highly ranked the team’s defense could be, a possible option at Center that more people should be talking about, a surprising name that could emerge as a front office option if Adam Gase gains additional power in the organization, and more!

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Episode 316 – Day #1 of the 2019 NFL Draft w/Chris Nimbley

Scott Mason talks to Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to discuss day #1 of the 2019 NFL Draft and the latest news surrounding the New York Jets!

Episode 316 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 day #1 of the 2019 NFL Draft and the latest news surrounding the New York Jets!

Chris discusses how the process played out that lead to the Jets’ selection of Quinnen Williams at #3 overall, what both Mike Maccagnan and Quinnen Williams talked about in the post-draft presser, how this move impacts the Jets going forward, what makes Williams an elite prospect, why the team had him graded ahead of Ed Oliver, and where Williams fits in the Jets defense.

Oh, and of course, Scott talks about what his day was like and gives his reaction to everything that happened (spoiler alert: he’s pretty pumped up!) 

Then we go around the league including some head scratching pics by the Giants, some uncharacteristically wise moves by the Redskins, some surprises and steals, players still available as we head into day #2, and more!

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Episode 307 – Trade Down Scenarios & Boom or Bust w/Brett Kollmann

Scott Mason talks to SB Nation Draft/Film analyst and Youtube sensation Brett Kollmann  for an in-depth discussion of trade down scenarios for the Jets and boom or bust prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft!

Episode 307 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to SB Nation Draft/Film analyst and Youtube sensation Brett Kollmann  for an in-depth discussion of trade down scenarios for the Jets and boom or bust prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft!

Brett discusses boom or bust prospects he has reviewed including Devin White and DK Metcalf while revealing whether or not he would consider picking Metcalf if he ran the Jets.

Then the discussion shifts to Dwayne Haskins including Brett’s theory on what could be brewing with the Giants and why it could have major implications for the Jets!

 

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