The Official Jets Podcast
Jets Training Camp Preview with Offensive Coordinator Mike LaFleur (7/26)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by Jets Offensive Coordinator Mike LaFleur. They talk about his close relationship with older brother, Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur (1:50), the nuances of a run-first offense (4:20), and how Zach Wilson's athleticism helps him as a play-caller (6:15). The guys discuss the addition of former 49ers guard Laken Tomlinson (8:05), the competition at left tackle between Mekhi Becton and George Fant (10:20), and how the offseason additions can help the development of Wilson (11:45). They dive into the revamped tight end room (13:00), how Coach LaFleur characterizes his play-calling (17:30), and what to expect from Wilson in training camp No. 2 (19:00). Lastly, Coach LaFleur talks about his approach to training camp practices (22:15), his relationship with new Dolphins Head Coach Mike McDaniel (24:10), and his favorite camp memory (26:55).
A Conversation with Jets RG Alijah Vera-Tucker (9/27)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by Jets RG Alijah Vera-Tucker. They reflect on the first three weeks of the season for the team and the offensive line (0:27). They also review Vera-Tucker's goals for his second campaign and his progress so far (3:10), and then look ahead after a frustrating loss to the Bengals (6:40). Vera-Tucker also breaks down lining up against 4-3 and 3-4 fronts (10:18). In talking about the changes up front, they look back on the evolution of the offensive line throughout training camp and the beginning of the season (12:42). They also assess the talent and accomplishments of the Jets' recent draft classes (14:51). The Oakland, California native talks about the move to the East Coast and playing for the New York Jets (16:00). Allen and Vera-Tucker also discuss the importance of family and his parents' influence in his life (20:10). Lastly, they dish on Zach Wilson and Vera-Tucker's friendship with his quarterback and draft classmate (22:58).
Bart Scott joins to talk AVT's versatility (26:30), the Jets offense as a whole moving into week 4 (29:46), and the quarterback situation as Zach Wilson nears a return (32:24). They flip to the defense and their play in week 3 (34:45). They also analyze the Steelers roster and what the Jets will face Sunday (38:06). Finally, they talk about Scott's personal experiences with the Steelers (42:30).
A Conversation with Justin Hardee to Review the Jets' Comeback in Cleveland (9/20)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by Jets special teams captain Justin Hardee. They look back at the Jets' improbable victory in his hometown (0:40), Brant Boyer's instructions prior to the onside kick (1:20), and the statement game for the special teams unit after a tough Week 1 (4:40). Hardee reviews the fake-punt conversion by Braden Mann and Jeff Smith (7:20) and talks about Braxton Berrios' prowess in the return game (7:45), The Cleveland, Ohio native discusses how special it was to play in front of his family/friends (9:00), his memories on the bus ride in (11:00), and how quiet the stadium got when he recovered the onside punt (12:40). Lastly, the guys discuss the play of rookie wide receiver Garrett Wilson (13:55), the tight bonds in the locker room (16:15), and how quickly the Jets have turned their attention to a Week 3 matchup against the defending AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals. (20:30).
EA is then joined by Bart Scott to talk about the comeback victory against the Browns (28:40), the potential of the Jets offensive unit (30:55), and the message Robert Saleh gave his team this week (33:45). Finally, they break down the upcoming game with the Bengals by looking at the play of Cinci's offensive line (35:52), the huge matchup between Ja'Marr Chase and the Jets corners (39:00), and what Bart has seen from the Bengals' defensive unit (43:05).
A Conversation with Jets LB Quincy Williams (9/13)
Hosts Eric Allen and Bart Scott are joined in studio by Jets linebacker Quincy Williams. They look back at the positives that the team can take from a Week 1 loss to Baltimore (0:30), how much he enjoys playing in the base package (4:50) and the super power of fellow starting linebackers C.J. Mosley and Kwon Alexander (6:40). Williams goes on to talk about his "why" (9:20), the mindset of playing a run heavy team in Cleveland (10:50) and the emotional game that teammate D.J. Reed had on Sunday (11:55). They talk about how Williams weighs going for the big hit vs the takeaway (19:35), and Scott aka "Mr. Night Night" offers up his expertise to Quincy to talk about the nuance of playing linebacker (21:00). Lastly, Williams talks about his swimming background growing up (22:05), how creative this defense can become when this defense wins early downs (25:46) and how the team is turning the page to Week 2 vs Cleveland (27:45).
EA and Bart finish by talking about an offensive remedy for the Jets this week (32:41), the stellar play of cornerbacks D.J. Reed and Sauce Gardner (34:01) and how the defense can contain the Browns rushing attack (35:15).
A Conversation with Jets QB Joe Flacco (9/7)
Hosts Eric Allen and Bart Scott are joined in studio by Jets quarterback Joe Flacco. They trace back to 2008 as Flacco recalls being named Baltimore's starter on the team plane (0:30), and then look ahead to find out how the Jets QB is preparing for Week 1 vs. his former team (3:48). The guys discuss the veteran leadership Flacco can bring to the huddle (8:00) and go in-depth about how far the roster has come since Flacco first arrived in New York in 2020 (11:08), where the former Super Bowl MVP's winning car is located (13:45), and why Joe is still playing at the age of 37 (14:20). Lastly, the guys talk about Lamar Jackson (15:45), how Flacco has bridged the generational gap with his teammates (21:10), and changes in the NFL since his rookie season (22:05).
EA and Bart breakdown the Jets' Week 1 matchup vs the Ravens (25:00), where the Jets can take advantage of Baltimore on defense (26:40), and how the defense can slow down Lamar Jackson (30:24). The guys analyze the Jets' ceiling (32:20) and the players that will step up in crunch time this season (34:15).
2022 Jets Roster Breakdown with Assistant GM Rex Hogan (9/1)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by Jets Assistant General Manager Rex Hogan. They first talk about how the last couple of days have gone for the front office during the construction of the Jets' initial 53-man roster (0:45), the competition created at each level on the Jets roster (2:45) and break down the undrafted free agents who made the initial roster in Tony Adams (4:30) and Zonovan "Bam" Knight (7:15). They go on to discuss the transition of Lawrence Cager from receiver to tight end (9:00), the tight end group as a whole (11:10) and the speed at the skill positions (14:50). Lastly, they talk about the impressive training camp cornerback Sauce Gardner had (16:10), how tough the defense will be on third-and-long situations (18:20) and his emotions heading into the 2022 season (20:10).
A Conversation with Jets Legend Laveranues Coles (8/26)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by former Jets wide receiver Laveranues Coles. The guys start out by talking about what Coles saw from the wide receiver group when watching training camp practice (1:20), how important it is to have a veteran QB in Joe Flacco (2:45) and how the tight ends group will change the offense for the Jets (4:45). Coles goes on to discuss what he has seen from second year head coach Robert Saleh (6:20), reminisces about his rookie season in the Green & White (6:40) and shares his best memories of the famous "Flashlight Game" against Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in 2000 (11:25). They dive deep into what Herman Edwards meant to his career (12:20), the advice he would give to Zach Wilson (13:55) and how much he enjoyed being teammates with Wayne Chrebet and Santana Moss (15:20). Lastly, Coles talks about his favorite night as a Jet, the Monday Night Miracle vs the Miami Dolphins (18:55), his connection to the Jets fan base (22:50) and what has changed most in the receiver position since his retirement (25:00).
A Conversation with Marty Lyons on the 2022 Jets (8/23)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by Jets radio analyst Marty Lyons. The guys talk about the 40th anniversary of the Marty Lyons Foundation, the granting of wishes for children, ages 3-17, diagnosed with a terminal or life-threatening illness (0:20), and Marty's 36th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic (14:00). They switch gears and discuss the changes the former Jets defensive lineman sees under Head Coach Robert Saleh (21:00), if Marty would have enjoyed playing for Saleh (23:35), and the veteran leadership that Quarterback Joe Flacco brings to the team in Zach Wilson's absence (27:15). Lastly, they dive deep into the D-line rotation (29:15) and the next step for the young Jets (33:00). Plus, Marty reacts to fellow Sack Exchange alum Joe Klecko being named one of three Senior Finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2023 (37:30).
A Conversation with Pro Football Hall of Fame Seniors Finalist Joe Klecko (8/19)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by former Jets defensive lineman Joe Klecko. Klecko reacts to being named one of three Senior Finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2023 (0:20) and explains how he still needs 80% of the vote in January to cement his induction (5:00). They also discuss the Klecko support from Hall of Famers (6:30) and dive deep on what made Klecko such a versatile player (9:15). They recall Klecko's record-breaking season in 1981 (12:45) and chat about how his amateur boxing career helped him in the NFL (17:01). Lastly, the guys talk about Klecko's mentality heading into his NFL first training camp as a sixth-round selection out of Temple University (20:35), the story behind Jim Jones from Poland University (21:33), and the meaning behind The Sack Exchange (24:00).