Badlands, Episode 1 – The Anatomy Of A Drought F/ Manish Mehta

Episode 1 of Badlands: Joe Caporoso and Connor Rogers are joined by Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News to discuss the anatomy of the New York Jets 9 year playoff drought, ownership meddling, Gase’s leadership and much more…


We kick off our ten part series by taking stock of how rare it is for an NFL team to miss the playoffs for nine years in a row and discuss the high level trends that led to the New York Jets drought. How much of it is an ownership problem? A culture problem? and what are the factors over the next nine episodes we are going to dive deeper in to explain their prolonged struggles? Manish Mehta from the New York Daily News also joins us for a wide ranging interview on ownership meddling, the Jets plans to draft Baker Mayfield, Adam Gase’s leadership problems and Sam Darnold’s potential…


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 EVP of Content at Whistle Sports