The Official Jets Podcast
The Official Jets Podcast: 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 his 2-0 record as a head coach after leading the Jets to a win over the Jaguars and guiding the National team to victory at the Senior Bowl (1:30). They dive into the motivation behind his viral pregame speeches (2:00), and how he got into coaching after his NFL playing career (4:15). Coach Middleton reflects on former David Cutcliffe's influence on 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 veterans CJ Uzomah and Tyler Conklin (19:05), rookie Jeremy Ruckert (20:58), and Kenny Yeboah/Lawrence Cager/Trevon Wesco (22:20).
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with Jets Legend Thomas Jones (2/2)
Hosts Eric Allen is joined by former Jets running back Thomas Jones. The guys discuss the trade that brought Jones to the Jets (00:37) and why New York was the perfect place for him to land (4:02). Thomas recalls his first Jets' two seasons after a Super Bowl run in Chicago (7:00), his career year in 2009 as the Jets advanced to the conference championship game (9:58) and how the business of the NFL led to a free agency signing with Kansas City (18:25). The guys transition to TJ's rebranding from Thomas Jones to Thomas Q. Jones for his acting/producing career (23:17). Lastly, they discuss his roles in "Straight Outta Compton," "Luke Cage," "Bosch," "Johnson," and "Life After" (33:23), and wrap with some QB talk.
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with Brian Baldinger About the Jets 2023 Offseason (1/26)
Host Eric Allen is joined by NFL Analyst Brian Baldinger. They start by discussing WR Garrett Wilson and CB Sauce Gardner being the Pro Football Writers of America's Offense and Defense Rookies of the Year (0:42) and their selection as finalists for the AP's Offensive Rookie of the Year (1:47) and Defensive Rookie of the Year (4:31). They also mention the upcoming inductions into the Pro Football Hall of Fame which could include both Jets alumni Darrelle Revis (7:17) and Joe Klecko (11:56). The duo wrap up the podcast with a discussion about the Jets' search for a new offensive coordinator (15:16) as well as the possibility of veteran QB movement throughout the league(18:49).
The Official Jets Podcast: Offensive Coordinator Search Update (1/18)
Hosts Eric Allen and Leger Douzable discuss the Jets' change at offensive coordinator (1:15), why the unit struggled down the stretch (3:45), and what the team should be searching for in a new offensive coordinator (7:30). The guys talk about a potential match for HC Robert Saleh (16:00) and the pros of the job (20:35). Lastly, they look at the Jets' quarterback options for 2023 (25:30) and what Zach Wilson needs to work on this offseason (32:40), plus they break down the early results in the NFL playoffs (30:45).
The Official Jets Podcast: 2022 Season Review (1/11)
Hosts Eric Allen and Bart Scott discuss the message Robert Saleh sent to his team headed into the offseason (1:00), what the quarterback landscape could look like in 2023 (4:00), and what is next for Zach Wilson (6:00). The guys talk about how attractive of a destination that the Jets have become (10:30), position of needs for the team (12:00), and the path to meaningful games in January (17:00). Lastly, they look at the landscape in the AFC East (20:30), the Jets 2022 rookie class' impact (22:15), and how watching the playoffs should hurt inside the locker room (24:40).
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with Bart Scott About What Is Next for the Jets (1/4)
Hosts Eric Allen and Bart Scott discuss what is next for the Jets after being eliminated from playoff contention.
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with Pro Bowl CB Sauce Gardner (12/27)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by Jets rookie CB Sauce Gardner for a discussion about his Pro Bowl season. Allen then talks through the final two weeks of the 2022 regular season with Jets Legend Bart Scott.
The Official Jets Podcast: Bart Scott & Leger Douzable On the Status of the Jets with 3 Games to Play (12/20)
Eric Allen, Bart Scott and Leger Douzable discuss why the Jets' season has been a tale of 2 halves (1:30), the quick turnaround for Thursday night's game with Jacksonville (3:15), and what the team needs from QB Zach Wilson against the Jags (4:30). The guys discuss the play of the Jets defense (8:45), what happened on the late TD vs. the Lions (12:10), and the time management on the final drive (14:25). They comment on Trevor Lawrence (19:15) and dynamic RB Travis Etienne (22:00). They wrap with extended look at the AFC Playoff picture (23:30).
The Official Jets Podcast: Jets Playoff Picture with Four Games to Play (12/13)
Hosts Eric Allen and Bart Scott discuss the play of Jets DT Quinnen Williams (1:30), how the defense handled the Bills offense (2:15), and how the Jets can improve their protection for QB Mike White (5:05). The guys discuss the play of rookie wide receiver Garrett Wilson (6:45), the postgame comments of HC Robert Saleh (8:25), and how the cornerbacks continue to play at such a high level this season (11:30). They comment on the backup quarterback situation (14:05), the upcoming matchup against the Lions (15:10), and the challenge of playing two games in four days (16:20). Lastly, they look at the ceiling of quarterback Mike White (20:00), the play of undrafted running back Zonovan "Bam" Knight (22:30), and what the atmosphere will be like at MetLife Stadium the next 2 home games (24:15).
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with DL Quinnen Williams (12/6)
Host Eric Allen is joined by Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams to discuss the 2022 defense and the meaningful games ahead in December. Bart Scott also joins Allen to talk about where the Jets are in the landscape of the NFL.
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with NFL Analyst Brian Baldinger (11/29)
Hosts Eric Allen and Bart Scott are joined by NFL Network Analyst Brian Baldinger. They begin by talking about what they Jets showed in their 31-10 victory over the Bears (1:15), the play of QB Mike White (6:15) and how the game can help Elijah Moore moving forward (10:40). They chat about the defense's bounce back against Chicago after the slow start (12:45), the unit's upcoming battle with the Vikings offense (15:20), and the matchups to watch on Sunday along the Jets defensive line (18:00). They examine Minnesota's defense (21:10), the Vikes' veteran safeties (22:30), and TE Tyler Conklin's return to Minneapolis (24:40). Who should Jets fan root for in Thursday's AFCE clash between the Bills and Patriots (25:30)? They dish on a potentially season-defining 2 weeks for the Jets (28:05) and how many teams from the AFC East will make the playoffs (29:40).
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with CB Michael Carter II (11/22)
Hosts Eric Allen and Bart Scott are joined in studio by second-year cornerback Michael Carter II. The trio discusses the heartbreaking loss to the Patriots, what's ahead for the Jets and how the defense has played in 2022.
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with Jets WR Garrett Wilson (11/15)
Rookie wide receiver Garrett Wilson talks with host Eric Allen about a variety of topics as the Jets head into the second half of the 2022 season.
The Official Jets Podcast: Mid-Season Review (11/8)
Hosts Eric Allen and Bart Scott break down Sunday's 20-17 win over the Bills and evaluate where the Jets are at in the NFL landscape during the bye week.
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with TE Tyler Conklin (11/1)
Hosts Eric Allen and Bart Scott welcome the Jets tight end to the podcast to discuss his big game against the Patriots, the team's 5-3 start and more.
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with Connor McGovern (10/25)
Host Eric Allen discusses the 2022 season with center Connor McGovern and what his evaluation of the Jets offense is. Allen is also joined by Bart Scott to discuss all of the latest news surrounding the Green & White.
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with Corey Davis (10/18)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by Jets wide receiver Corey Davis. They discuss the Jets' road win at Lambeau Field (2;00), Davis' veteran presence on a young team (2:40), and the team's early road success (4:05). They dish on Davis's 41-yard reception that gave the offense a spark (5:45), the impact the special teams have made (7:00), and top CB tandem of D.J. Reed and Sauce Gardner (7:43). They also cover QB Zach Wilson in Year 2 (12:00), Davis' offseason workout routine (13:20), fatherhood (17:00) and the Jets' next opponent, the Denver Broncos (20:10). EA and Bart talk what has gone right during the Jets' 3-game win streak (22:45), the statement made with the win at the Packers (24:01), and the clutch play of Corey Davis (26:45). Bart explains his affinity for the the Breece Hall and Michael Carter personnel packages, (28:10) plus the guys cover the AFC East landscape (34:15), and the upcoming matchup against the Broncos (36:05).
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with Solomon Thomas About Mental Health Awareness (10/10)
Hosts Eric Allen and Bart Scott are joined in studio by defensive lineman Solomon Thomas. They talk about World Mental Health Day and what it means to Thomas (0:30), how the narrative is changing in the locker room when it comes to mental health (1:55) and Thomas shares his personal story about losing his sister to suicide (4:25). The veteran lineman goes on to share some tools he uses to check on his own mental health (7:30), how much his family has worked together to deal with the tragedy of his sister (12:25) and how important it is to educate the youth about mental health (16:40). They shift the focus to on the field to discuss the recent win streak by the team (23:30), the impact the rookies are making on the team (24:10) and how this is the new normal for this organization (26:10). EA and Scott go onto to talk about Zach Wilson's performance in his two games back in the lineup (31:05), the play of rookie running back Breece Hall (33:15) and Scott's thoughts on the upcoming matchup against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field (36:30).
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with RB Breece Hall (10/4)
Hosts Eric Allen and Bart Scott are joined in studio by rookie running back Breece Hall to discuss his game-winning touchdown at Pittsburgh, the progress he's made in 2022 and much more during the latest episode of the Official Jets Podcast.
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with RG Alijah Vera-Tucker (9/27)
Host Eric Allen welcomes Jets right guard Alijah Vera-Tucker to this week's episode of the podcast to discuss a variety of topics. Allen is also joined by Bart Scott for a discussion on the current state of the team heading into Week 4.
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).
The Official Jets Podcast: 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 superpower 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).
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with 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).
The Official Jets Podcast: 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).
The Official Jets Podcast: 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).
The Official Jets Podcast: 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).