The Official Jets Podcast
LISTEN | A Conversation with Former Player & Current Jets Assistant Coach Leon Washington (2/15)
Host Eric Allen is joined by Jets special teams assistant Leon Washington. They discuss what gave Leon the coaching itch (0:40) and his first connections with Robert Saleh in Jacksonville and Seattle that led to him coming home to the Jets (2:30). The guys take a trip down memory lane to discuss Leon's Jets career and some of his favorite memories for playing for the Green and White (5:05). Lastly they talk about his elevation to special teams coordinator during the Senior Bowl (13:47) and his message to the Jets fans (18:41).
A Conversation with Jets QB Coach Rob Calabrese (6/21)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by Jets QB coach Rob Calabrese. They talk Year 2 in the system (0:26) and review Calabrese's offensive coordinator stint at the Senior Bowl (1:00). The guys also discuss the impact that Greg Knapp had last season and his lasting impact (4:45), Zach Wilson's rookie season (11:10), and how different the QB is this spring (14:40). Calabrese comments on his relationship with offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur (15:15), why this is the right spot for him right now (19:03), and what he took away from his Denver coaching experience (21:45). Lastly, they talk about Calabrese's high school days on Long Island (24:20), playing both QB and WR at UCF (26:15), and his thoughts on the weapons surrounding Wilson (28:45).
A Conversation with Jets LB C.J. Mosley (6/14)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley. They begin with thoughts on the Jets' home opener against Mosley's former team, the Baltimore Ravens, (0:20) and the Weeks 1-4 run against the AFC North (3:00). The guys also discuss how much instincts play a part of the game (7:00), Mosley's leadership role (10:00), and the growth of fellow LB Quincy Williams (14:20). C.J. talks about the linebackers he watches around the league (20:45), what separates the successful teams (22:40), and what he likes most about what he's seeing this offseason on the field (23:40). Lastly, they talk about Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner's play in OTAs (24:50), the moves that Joe Douglas made in free agency (28:05) and the jump that quarterback Zach Wilson can make this season (34:30).
A Conversation with Former Jets QB Mark Sanchez (6/3)
Host Eric Allen is joined by former Jets QB Mark Sanchez. They reminisce about when Mark was here at the facility to start his career (1:58), his private workout with the Jets before the 2009 NFL Draft (5:22) and the four seasons he played for the Green and White (9:10). Mark shares the story behind his engagement proposal to actress Perry Mattfeld (13:50), what he is seeing from Joe Douglas and Robert Saleh during OTAs (20:30) and his thoughts on current Jets QB Zach Wilson (23:47). Finally, Mark gives his opinion on why Saleh is perfect for this young team (27:45) and dishes on his most memorable stretch playing for the Jets (28:30) including the 2010 playoff victory at Foxborough over the Patriots (32:30).
A Conversation with RB Michael Carter During Jets OTAs (5/31)
Host Eric Allen is joined is studio by Running Back Michael Carter. They discuss the difference preparing for Year 2 as opposed to a rookie year (0:35), the veterans in the locker room who've impacted him (1:32) and the impact Carter's family has had on his life (3:15). Carter talks about what he did the offseason (7:20) and his thoughts on GM Joe Douglas calling him "Young MC" (9:55). They reflect on the the mental side of the NFL (14:05) and break down pad level and contact balance (17:15). Carter dishes on the addition of second-round pick Breece Hall (23:52), shares a fun story about a chance meeting with Brian Baldinger an airport (25:07) and his first-guy up mentality (26:10).
A Conversation with Damien Woody on the Jets' Offseason (5/24)
Host Eric Allen is joined by former Jets OL/ESPN analyst Damien Woody. They discuss the direction of the team (1:00) and Robert Saleh's changing of the culture (2:00), the Jets' standing in the AFC East (3:10) and the potential of the offensive line this season (6:50). Damien gives his take on both the next steps for QB Zach Wilson (8:30) and the improved weapons around him at wide receiver (11:55). They switch to defense and review what the Jets have done this offseason (13:50), the synergy between Saleh and GM Joe Douglas (18:18) and follow with a breakdown of the 2022-23 Jets schedule (19:25). Finally, they turn back the clock and look at why Damien chose to come to play in New York (22:05) and why he decided to stay in the area following retirement (33:05).
The NFL's Mike North Discusses How the 2022 Jets Schedule Was Made (5/17)
The 2022 Jets schedule has been released and host Eric Allen is joined by the NFL's Vice President, Broadcast Planning, Mike North, to break it all down. The guys discuss the league's schedule unveiling (01:35) and how it is a combination of both art and science (2:15). They review the decision on the Jets' one prime-time game (7:25) plus North explains the league's thought process behind making Week 1 a home opener for the Jets (10:45), if rest differential goes into the thinking of creating a schedule (11:40) and how most teams recently have declined byes coming back from London (14:25). The guys discuss the rare start of the Jets' slate with the Green & White opening up with four games against the AFC North Division (16:05), the thought process on how the league likes to stack division road and home splits (19:15) and how the increasing number of broadcast partners impacts schedule-making (21:15). Lastly, North gives some insight on the flex scheduling that occurs as the NFL season rolls on (25:30) and some advice for someone looking to pursue a career path in the NFL programming industry (28:40).
A Conversation with Brian Baldinger on the Jets' 2022 Offseason (5/10)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by NFL analyst Brian Baldinger. They start out discussing the additions made by the Jets via the 2022 NFL Draft (0:30), Baldy breaks down how the dynamic has changed for the offense after the drafted players and free agents (2:30). The guys discuss Zach Wilson and how he does not have to take a leap all by himself with all the new weapons on offense (7:20). Then they switch to the other side of the ball and talk about the additions on defense that the Jets have made during the offseason (12:02), and go deeper looking at the depth at the cornerback position (14:00). Lastly, they discuss the impact that Joe Douglas had made as general manager (15:15) and his relationship with Robert Saleh (17:30).
Assistant GM Rex Hogan Reviews the 2022 NFL Draft & Talks Jets Roster Building (5/6)
Host Eric Allen talks with Jets assistant general manger Rex Hogan. Hogan reviews all seven selections the Jets made in the 2022 NFL Draft and how the group will help the Green & White. Hogan also details the Jets' roster building process during the 2022 offseason.