Draft SZN: Listener Mock Drafts, CBs, and the QB2 Debate (ft. Mark Schofield)

The guys talk with special guest Mark Schofield of USA Today about QBs.

A New Episode of Draft SZN! Special Guest Mark Schofield joins the guys to discuss the QBs, while Dalbin Osorio, Joe Belic, and Michael Meegan discuss CBs and tackle a listener mock draft!

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Draft SZN: Deshaun, Defense, and the Draft

Stephen Zantz, James Kuntz, and Joe Belic discuss Deshaun Watson, the Jets Defense, and several other draft topics.

On this action-packed episode of Draft SZN, James Kuntz and Joe Belic are joined by guest host Stephen Zantz for a discussion of:

-Compensation and draft implications of a Deshaun Watson trade

-How CJ Mosley’s return will elevate the Saleh defense

-Saleh’s influence on the draft

-Best running back prospects for an outside zone system

-A very talented Minnesota receiver

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Draft SZN: Talking HCs and the Trenches

The guys talk HC candidates and trench play in this week’s Draft SZN episode.

James Kuntz, Joe Belic and Dalbin Osorio host our new show, Draft SZN, which will solely focus on topics around the 2021 NFL Draft. In this week’s episode, they cover the following:

-Interior Offensive Line targets with the seattle pick

-How HC candidates affect draft strategy

-Assessing the Jets 2020 Defensive Line play

-Joe’s prospect of the week (who may or may not be OT1…)

-James’ evolution on HCs

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Draft SZN: The Justin Fields Victory Parade

James Kuntz, Joe Belic, and Dalbin Osorio bask in Justin Fields’ dominant performance against Clemson and discuss other NFL Draft topics.

James Kuntz, Joe Belic and Dalbin Osorio host our new show, Draft SZN, which will solely focus on topics around the 2021 NFL Draft. In this week’s episode, they cover the following:

– Marrying a HC candidate with a 2021 QB prospect

– A nuanced, best-player available strategy

– What hiring a “CEO HC” means

– The OL Class and the Jets OL needs

– Basking in Justin Fields’ elite performance

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New York Jets – Up Front Review (Week 1)

Joe Belic reviews the New York Jets offensive line in week 1

I was forced to spend my Sunday afternoon hanging out with my friend Johnnie, Johnnie Walker, to be exact. The emotional distress of the season-opening loss subsided with my old buddy’s help, and I got my psyche prepared for yet another New York Jets repressed memory. Luckily for me, I am able to lock some of the painful games away; still, I empathize with my fellow Jets fans, who can’t.

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New York Jets Offensive Line 2020 Preview

Joe Belic with a deep dive preview of the New York Jets offensive line…

The offensive line hasn’t received much praise this preseason, which isn’t surprising, considering it’s comprised of five players who have never played a single snap together. Strong play up front is established through continuity and, given the current state of the world coupled with an unorthodox training camp, the situation is disconcerting. However, the unit isn’t lost, and there is a chance the line meshes and functions cohesively—hopefully, prior to Week 1.  Still, growing pains are expected, and with an opening schedule featuring dominant defensive fronts, the cause for concern remains justified.

Should the fanbase be worried?

Can they pull it together?

As presently constructed, does the offensive line have what it takes to protect Sam Darnold?

Personally, I’m hopeful, but the jury is still out…

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New York Jets – The 2020 Predictions

Joe Belic with optimistic, yet realistic predictions for the New York Jets 2020 season

2020 hasn’t exactly been what many of us envisioned as we counted down the seconds heading into a new year. The Jets have a bumpy runway ahead of them, and all the turbulence around the Jamal Adams situation hasn’t made things smoother. I understand the skepticism surrounding the season and, yes, the roster remains a work in progress. Still, the addition of some key pieces along the offensive line, one of the best slot receivers in the league, a potential future HOF in the backfield, and the return of a specific dynamic playmaker keeps me hopeful. Amidst the turmoil, below are some optimistic yet realistic predictions for the upcoming season.

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New York Jets NFL Draft Deep Dive – OL Cameron Clark

Joe Belic with a deep dive on New York Jets 4th round pick, OL Cameron Clark

The Jets had some question marks in terms of run blocking going into the draft but addressed the issue with two absolute maulers: Mekhi Becton and Cameron Clark.

Clark, the 129th overall pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft, played left tackle all four seasons for the UNC Charlotte 49ers, but it’s widely believed he’s best suited to play guard at the next level.

One part brain and one part brawn, Clark is the perfect combination of smarts and down-right nastiness; his sheer will to dominate defenders is at the heart of his game.  A natural-born leader, his stacked resume includes Dean’s list, offensive MVP, and team captain.  Extremely durable to boot, Clark started 31 straight games during his collegiate career.

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New York Jets NFL Draft Deep Dive – La’Mical Perine

Joe Belic with a deep dive into New York Jets 4th round pick, La’Mical Perine featuring an interview with Matt Waldman of FootballGuys.Com

Running back La’Mical Perine proved Gators don’t sweat as he tweeted “Patience”­—a virtue he possesses both on and off the field—while awaiting his turn to be chosen in the NFL Draft.

Many suspected Gang Green would address the position due to lack of depth and Le’Veon Bell’s questionable return for the 2021 season.  With their first pick (No. 120) in the fourth round, the New York Jets selected the bruising runner out of Florida.

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