Ranking The Last Five New York Jets General Managers

Joe Belic ranks the New York Jets last five General Managers…

Nothing could faze me: a car alarm waking me up in the dead of night, an unexpected flat tire in the middle of nowhere, or a stand still traffic jam on the West Side Highway.  The Jets got their guy, Joe Douglas. Joe arrives in Florham Park with quite the resume: he worked with master talent evaluator Ozzie Newsom, Howie Roseman—the best “contract guy” in the NFL—and was part of 3 Super Bowl victories. He also played a role in drafting newly acquired Jets, CJ Mosley and Kelechi Osemele.  A new era has begun with much optimism and a rejuvenated fanbase, but how did we get here? As a tribute to the past, I did an analysis of the last five regimes, ranking them from best to worst.

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Episode 363 – Joe Douglas Intro Presser & OTA Review w/Chris Nimbley

Scott Mason talks to Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to discuss Joe Douglas’s introductory press conference and OTAs at Florham Park!

Episode 363 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 Joe Douglas’s introductory press conference and OTAs at Florham Park!

Chris talks about what Joe Douglas had to say at his introductory press conference including his relationship with Adam Gase, thoughts on Sam Darnold, general philosophy for building the team, what Jets fans can expect from him, and more!

Then the discussion shifts to practice where a new arrival and a potential breakout star did well and Sam Darnold bounced back while many of the other key players were not in attendance.

Plus, which writer on the Jets beat ate SIX cannolis after practice and lived to tell about it?

Listen and find out!

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New York Jets – The Winding Road To A Likely Smart Decision

Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets potentially turning a corner in their perpetual rebuild by landing Joe Douglas

The New York Jets were able to close over the weekend, landing their top choice for General Manager Joe Douglas with a six year deal. Douglas will now begin the task of rebuilding a front office and scouting department that has been the biggest reason for the team’s prolonged playoff drought.

The Jets perpetual “rebuild” has not been a straight line process or a mastermind four dimensional chess strategy but enough parts may finally be starting to come together for them to turn the ever elusive corner. 

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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 362 – Joe Douglas: Ravens Years w/Wola Odeniran/Matt Stevens

Scott Mason talks to Wola Odeniran  and Matthew Stevens of USA Today’s Ravens Wire to discuss the 15 years the new Jets General Manager Joe “Bam Bam” Douglas spent as a member of the Baltimore Ravens organization!

Episode 362 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Wola Odeniran  and Matthew Stevens of USA Today’s Ravens Wire to discuss the 15 years the new Jets General Manager Joe “Bam Bam” Douglas spent as a member of the Baltimore Ravens organization!

Wola and Matthew talk about Douglas’s history in Baltimore, his rise up through the ranks over the course of 15 years, the variety of responsibilities he had, key additions to the Ravens’ roster that were a direct result of Douglas’s work, the culture he developed in with Baltimore, the approach he generally took as a scout, relationships with the coaching staff, front office, and players, some players and front office personnel Douglas may be looking to poach from the Ravens, and more! 

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TOJ Podcast – The Joe Douglas Celebration F/ Dalbin Osorio

New TOJ Podcast: Joe Caporoso and Dalbin Osorio talk everything Joe Douglas and what comes next for the New York Jets and their new GM…

Joe Caporoso and Dalbin Osorio talk everything Joe Douglas and what comes next for the New York Jets. and their new GM…

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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 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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Episode 360 – How Jets Landed Douglas/Staff Rumors w/Chris Nimbley

Scott Mason talks to The Very Big Deal Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to deliver all the details on the Jets finally landing Joe Douglas as their general manager!

Episode 360 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to The Very Big Deal Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to deliver all the details on the Jets finally landing Joe Douglas as their general manager!

Chris talks about the truth vs fiction of all the stories going around, how negotiations played out, what finally got the deal done, whether or not the Texans tried to swoop in and steal Douglas at the last minute, what the power structure may look like, who is in contention to be key members of Douglas’s staff, and more! 

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Why The New York Jets May Have Finally Got It Right

Dalbin Osorio on the New York Jets decision to hire Joe Douglas as their next GM

It wasn’t “normal”, despite numerous instances in recent history showing that it definitely was. It was viewed as unorthodox, when a new head coach may or may not have pushed a bad general manager out because he wasn’t as much of a maniac as he wanted. Fans freaked out when that same head coach, as interim GM, jettisoned players that realistically should’ve been moved months ago.

The circus was back, they said, because Owner Chris Johnson saw in 3 months what alot of people had already seen enough of: Mike Maccagnan was bad at his job and he needed to go. All Maccagnan had shown a penchant for was being able to spend Woody Johnson’s money two offseasons over, and to not pass on high ceiling prospects when he was picking in the top six. Maccagnan had not shown an ability to scout skill position players beyond the first round, Jordan Jenkins and Robby Anderson notwithstanding, and the draft misses were piling up.

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Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.

Episode 359 – Jets Hire Joe Douglas w/Chris Nimbley & Paulie B

Scott Mason talks to Twitter Legend Paulie Bruzzese  and The Very Big Deal Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to discuss the breaking news of the Jets hiring Philadelphia VP of Player Personnel Joe “Bam Bam” Douglas as their new general manager and re-signing  RB Bilal Powell!

Episode 359 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 discuss the breaking news of the Jets hiring Philadelphia VP of Player Personnel Joe “Bam Bam” Douglas as their new general manager and re-signing  RB Bilal Powell!

We talk details on Douglas becoming the new Jets GM including contract parameters, how the deal got done, what this means going forward, and what the power dynamic may be.

Then we shift to the return of RB Bilal Powell, the longest tenured Jets player, including why Gang Green brought him back, what his role may be in the Gase offense, and more!

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

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