The Official Jets Podcast
A Conversation with Jets Safety Jordan Whitehead (7/12)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by Jets safety Jordan Whitehead. The veteran DB talks about his introduction to the Jets fans at the MetLife Stadium Draft Party (1:10), why this could be the best secondary Whitehead has played on in his career (1:42) and the talented cornerback pair of DJ Reed and Sauce Gardiner (4:00). The guys also discuss his transition to the Jets defense (8:43), the term box safety (10:07) and how close he has to be with C.J. Mosley to call/align the defense (14:15). Lastly, they chat about how a safety balances going for the big hit or the takeaway (17:51), Jordan's family connection with former Jets CB Darrelle Revis (20:00) and what it means to be from Pittsburgh, PA (21:33).
A Conversation with Jets TE Coach Ron Middleton (8/14)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by Jets TE coach Ron Middleton. They talk about him being 2-0 being as a head coach in both NFL and Senior Bowl (1:30), the motivation behind his viral pregame speeches (2:00), and how he got into coaching after his NFL playing career (4:15). Middleton goes into what former Duke head coach David Cutcliffe meant to his coaching career (6:40), his experience coaching with with Nick Saban at Alabama in 2007 (9:15) and what was his first impressions of Robert Saleh as an assistant coach when they coached together in Jacksonville (14:00). Lastly, they break down the tight ends room starting with the veterans CJ Uzomah and Tyler Conklin (19:05), the rookie Jeremy Ruckert (20:58) and Kenny Yeboah/Lawrence Cager/Trevon Wesco (22:20).
A Conversation with NFL Network's Judy Battista on the 2022 Jets (8/9)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by NFL Network reporter Judy Battista. Judy gives her training camp takeaways after talking to Coach Saleh post-practice (1:30) plus how does the team take the next step this season (3:05). They discuss the second-year quarterbacks around the league (7:30), why Judy is buying into the Jets' culture change (10:00) and how important it is for the Green & White to be successful inside their division (13:05). After chatting about Sauce Gardner (17:04), they review the improvement of the defense (19:00), what Mekhi Becton has to do to in Year 3 (25:30), and top NFL training camp storylines (29:00).
A Conversation with Jets WR Coach Miles Austin (8/5)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by Jets Wide Receivers Coach Miles Austin. They talk about Miles' New Jersey homecoming, (0:30), what he tells his players about his training camp experiences (2:15), and what is unique for a WR in this offensive system (4:15). Miles explains what "strain" means to the Jets (6:33), how the young team is developing (8:18), and what the next step is for Elijah Moore (9:30). They chat about the athletic Garrett Wilson (11:05), the benefits that this skills group that can grow up together (13:30), and the difference in Zach Wilson in Year 2 (16:05).
A Conversation with Willie Colon (8/2)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by SiriusXM radio personality/former Jets offensive lineman Willie Colon. They catch up on Willie's sports media work and reality television (0:30). The guys discuss what is on the horizon for the Jets in Year 2 under Robert Saleh (3:05), Willie's first season in green and white (5:20), and what the Jets are building on the offensive line (7:05). Willie comments on Mekhi Becton (9:05), offensive line around the NFL (12:55), and Zach Wilson's next steps in Year No. 2(17:36).
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).
Jets Training Camp Preview with Defensive Coordinator Jeff Ulbrich (7/25)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by Jets Defensive Coordinator Jeff Ulbrich. They go in-depth about the type of players the Jets added this offseason (1:30), the importance of winning on early downs (4:15), and the state of the run defense (6:10). The guys discuss the return of edge rusher Carl Lawson (12:30), the rotation favored along the defensive line (15:05), the transition Ahmad 'Sauce' Gardner will face from college to the pros (18:20), and the depth at the cornerback position (21:55). They dive deep into the safety position (26:00), how excited Ulbrich is for the upcoming season (33:20), and how the entire defensive staff is united by mindset (36:20). Plus they take a quick peek at the 2022-23 schedule (38:00).
Jets Training Camp Preview with Special Teams Coordinator Brant Boyer (7/22)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by Jets Special Teams Coordinator Brant Boyer. They review the offseason movement that will impact the special teams unit (2:45), All-Pro returner Braxton Berrios' reaction to his strength rating on EA Sports Madden NFL 23 (3:30), and the upcoming kicker battle between Greg Zuerlein and Eddy Piñeiro (6:15). The guys discuss LB Del'Shawn Phillips' special teams strides (10:50), the big spring that WR Jeff Smith had (12:10), and the progression of punter P Braden Mann (15:10). Coach Boyer also dishes on the consistent nature of long snapper Thomas Hennessy (16:20), what makes Robert Saleh a great coach to play for (19:50), and how he is already diving into AFC North tape (22:00).
A Conversation with Jets DL Coach Aaron Whitecotton (7/19)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by Jets defensive line coach Aaron Whitecotton. They review what was different in the second year of spring workouts (0:20), what changes for young players in moving from college to NFL (3:00), and the additions the team has made on the defensive line this offseason (4:05). Coach Whitecotton looks back at draft night and the picks of Jermaine Johnson and Michael Clemons (6:00). They also discuss what makes Carl Lawson so unique as a pass rusher (10:45), the defensive line mentality and rotations (13:50), and the versatility of John Franklin-Myers (16:05). Lastly, they delve into Quinnen Williams's next step in his career (17:20), Coach Whitecotton's favorite Lou Holtz story from his playing days at South Carolina, and his journey from offensive lineman to coaching the defensive side of the ball (21:55).