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 333 – Mailbag (Part 2) with Chris Nimbley

Scott Mason talks to Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to answer YOUR questions (part 2).

Episode 333 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 answer YOUR questions (part 2).

We take YOUR questions about where Quinnen Williams ranks in the pantheon of recent top defensive prospects, what Robby Anderson may be like in Adam Gase’s offense, what Dowell Loggains actual role will be, whether or not Mike Maccagnan “wastes” too many draft picks, which player in the 2019 draft the Jets will most regret passing on, who would win in a fight between Mike Francesa and Michael Kay, and more! 

Note: We had such an overwhelming response to the mailbag and received so many questions that the answers were broken down into 2 parts.  This was part 2.  

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Episode 332 – Mailbag (Part 1) with Chris Nimbley

Episode 332 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 answer YOUR questions (part 1).

We take YOUR questions about a possible competitor at Center for Jonathan Harrison, whether or not the Jets may move to NY, a big name wide receiver still on the market that Gang Green could sign, which positions on the team are still the weakest, actions that could be taken if the Macc/Gase situation continues to escalate, why Chris speaks the way he does, and more! 

Note: We had such an overwhelming response to the mailbag and received so many questions that the answers were broken down into 2 parts.  This was part 1.  

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Episode 329 – Chronicles of Nania: Odds The Jets 2019 Draft Class Succeeds

Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the latest installment of “Chronicles of Nania” with a deep dive on the New York Jets’ 2019 draft class  & more!

Episode 329 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the latest installment of “Chronicles of Nania” with a deep dive on the New York Jets’ 2019 draft class  & more!

Michael goes inside the numbers like only he can to talk about the 6 players the Jets drafted – Quinnen Williams, Jachai Polite, Chuma Edoga, Trevon Wesco, Blake Cashman, and Blessuan Austin – and tells us what recent data shows us about their chances for success.

Then we change course to end the show as Michael reveals two really interesting stats he dug up in regard to Sam Darnold throwing AND running the ball! 

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Episode 328 – Le’Veon Bell Discusses His Absence & Latest News w/Darryl Slater

Scott Mason talks to Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media to talk about Le’Veon Bell discussing his absence from voluntary OTAs, plus all the latest news, notes, and whispers surrounding Gang Green!

Episode 328 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 talk about Le’Veon Bell discussing his absence from voluntary OTAs, plus all the latest news, notes, and whispers surrounding Gang Green!

Darryl talks about Bell’s explanation for his absence and what teammates said at the United Way dinner, Joe Namath’s comments about the possibility of Sam Darnold having a sophomore slump, why the market for Morris Claiborne and other free agents on the market may begin to heat up, upcoming rookie orientation, the end of the Brandon Silvers era, what Vegas thinks of the Jets’ 2019 playoff chances, 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 323 – Jets Decline Darron Lee’s Option & Latest News w/Darryl Slater

Scott Mason talks to Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media to talk about the Jets declining the 5th year option of linebacker Darron Lee, plus all the latest news, notes, and whispers surrounding Gang Green!

Episode 323 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 talk about the Jets declining the 5th year option of linebacker Darron Lee, plus all the latest news, notes, and whispers surrounding Gang Green!

Darryl discusses the Lee option being declined and what it means for both Lee and the Jets, Luke Falk surprisingly being claimed off waivers by his old coach Adam Gase, how close the Jets came to trading the #3 overall pick to Buffalo, the state of the team’s salary cap heading into OTAs, potential breakout players for 2019, the latest trade rumors, the not-so-shocking revelation that Nick Bosa was #1 on Gang Green’s draft board, where everything stands with Mike Maccagnan and Adam Gase’s rumored turmoil, and more!

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New York Jets NFL Draft Options – Center and Edge

Clayton Smarslok on options the New York Jets have in the NFL Draft to improve center and edge rusher

The entertaining part of free agency is a couple weeks behind us now. During that time the Jets were able to make some fans happy with the signings of Le’Veon Bell, CJ Mosley and Jamison Crowder but there are still so many holes to be filled in order for this team to make a legitimate run to the playoffs next season.

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Episode 266 – Offseason Thoughts w/Don Banks & Le’veon Bell w/Jacob Klinger

Scott Mason talks with legendary football writer Don Banks of Patriots.com and the Athletic about the New York Jets’ 2019 offseason as well as Pennlive’s Jacob Klinger  about what it was like to cover Le’Veon Bell as a beat reporter in Pittsburgh.

Episode 266 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below.  Scott Mason  talks with legendary football writer Don Banks of Patriots.com and the Athletic about the New York Jets’ 2019 offseason as well as Pennlive’s Jacob Klinger  about what it was like to cover Le’Veon Bell as a beat reporter in Pittsburgh.

Don shares his thoughts on Mike Maccagnan staying, Adam Gase being hired, who the Jets should target in free agency and the draft, if the team should explore the trade market, the future of Sam Darnold, and of course, what to do about Le’Veon Bell! 

Then we talk to Jacob about his experiences covering Le’Veon Bell on the Steelers beat, what Bell meant to Pittsburgh, and what he thinks the talented running back could bring to a new team now that he will be an unrestricted free agent. 

And as an added bonus, Jacob turns the tables at the end of the discussion by asking a question that will blow your mind!

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Episode 260 – Le’Veon Bell: The Pittsburgh Years with Simon Chester

Scott Mason talks to Behind The Steel Curtain Deputy Editor Simon Chester to discuss the Pittsburgh Steelers career of impending unrestricted free agent running back Le’Veon Bell!

Episode 260 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Behind The Steel Curtain Deputy Editor Simon Chester to discuss the Pittsburgh Steelers career of impending unrestricted free agent running back Le’Veon Bell!

Simon takes us through all on and off the field highs and lows from the minute Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin came away impressed at Bell’s pro day at Michigan State all the way through to the 2018 season holdout that ended the running back’s tenure in Pittsburgh!

Plus Simon weighs in on the (multi) million dollar question: Should the Jets throw every penny they have to at Bell in order to try to sign him?

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