The Official Jets Podcast
LISTEN | Evaluating the Jets Halfway Through the Season, Alijah Vera-Tucker 1-on-1 & More (11/16)
Hosts Eric Allen and Leger Douzable look at the Jets halfway through the season and explore their fortunes going forward, especially on defense (1:47). They shift to the offense (5:56) and three rookies who continue to thrive (15:29) plus the QB landscape for a club that has played 4 signal-callers in 9 games. (20:23). The guys are also joined by rookie OL Alijah Vera-Tucker and talk adjusting to the NFL, the Dolphins blitzes and New York winters (25:51). They end with a Jets-Dolphins Preview and X-factors for Sunday.
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).
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 Legend Jerricho Cotchery (7/5)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by former Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery. They start by talking about J-Co being drafted in 2004 (1:15), his rookie season with the Jets (2:30) and his breakout campaign in 2006 (4:45). The guys also discuss what Chad Pennington meant to Cotchery's career (7:35), what it was like playing for Rex Ryan (9:15) and the playoff runs in 2009 and '10 (12:50).J-Co reflects on his 2010 play vs Browns when he injured his groin but still made a huge catch in OT (14:30), how tough it was to say goodbye to the Jets organization in 2011 (20:35), and his thoughts on the current team (26:00).
A Conversation with Jets WR Corey Davis (6/28)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by Jets WR Corey Davis. They talk about dealing with injuries in Year 1 with the Green and White (0:53) and how early last season he clicked with QB Zach Wilson (2:37). Davis goes on to discuss his rehab to get back on the playing field (4:13), his spring work out in Nashville with Wilson (4:45), and what the game last season vs. the Titans meant to him (6:37). The guys discuss what type of WR group is building at 1 Jets Drive (9:40), specifically about what he sees in rookie WR Garrett Wilson (1030), and what has changed in the tight end room (12:05). Lastly, they talk about the biggest difference between brothers Mike and Matt LaFleur (14:22), what Davis has seen from Sauce Gardner on the practice field (16:00) and his relationship with head coach Robert Saleh (18:00).
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).