The Official Jets Podcast
The Official Jets Podcast: How the Jets Can Improve After the Bye, Brian Baldinger on Alijah Vera-Tucker's Strong Play, Zach Wilson & More (10/12)
Hosts Eric Allen and Leger Douzable take a status report of the Jets following the team's trip across the pond and delve into what they can do to come out of the Bye as strong as possible (:34). The two are joined by Brian Baldinger to discuss how the Jets can set up Zach Wilson for success and the rapid development of OL Alijah Vera-Tucker. Plus Baldy dives into the work of CB Bryce Hall coming into his own on the outside. Finally, EA and Douz talk about a pair of defenders on the mend and they break down the weeks ahead at 1 Jets Drive (10:27).
The Official Jets Podcast: 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).
The Official Jets Podcast: 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).
The Official Jets Podcast: 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.
The Official Jets Podcast: Recapping the 2022 Jets Draft (4/30)
The final bell has rung on the 2022 NFL Draft and Eric Allen, Anthony Becht, Erik Coleman and Ethan Greenberg put a bow a successful Jets' weekend. They compare the Jets' class to other league hauls (0:33), discuss how the Jets found a wideout in the draft (3:43) plus the youth movement inside the locker room (4:50). They take a deep dive into Sauce Gardner's fit in the Jets system (7:55) and which position group has improved the most (9:05). Lastly, the guys deliver their favorite image(s) of the draft (20:55), dish on if the Jets have closed the gap in the AFC East (24:30) and deliver final thoughts on the Jets' 2022 NFL Draft (29:15).
The Official Jets Podcast: Recapping Day 2 of the Jets' 2022 NFL Draft (4/30)
Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft saw the Jets make 2 selections and host Eric Allen is joined in studio with Anthony Becht and Erik Coleman to break it all down. The guys talk about the selection of Iowa State running back Breece Hall with the 36th overall pick (1:00), They discuss taking a running back early in the draft (2:35) and how Hall could fit in the Jets offense (4:40). They dish on the speed emphasis in the early rounds of the draft (11:15) and how the first four picks are good team fits (14:13). We then hear from the newest Jets running back, Hall, who talked with team reporter Ethan Greenberg (18:00).
Greenberg then joins the set to discuss his thoughts on the Jets' draft haul to date (21:50). The guys analyze the homecoming for new Jets TE/Long Island native Jeremy Ruckert (23:30) plus the Hall addition to the running back room (25:00). They talk their favorite picks (28:50) and look ahead to Day 3 and best players available (37:30).
The Official Jets Podcast: Breaking Down the Jets' Big First Night During the 2022 NFL Draft (4/29)
Day 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft saw the Jets make 3 selections as host Eric Allen is joined in studio with Anthony Becht and Erik Coleman to break it all down. The guys start by talking about the Jets trading back into the first round to select Florida State Edge Jermaine Johnson (1:00) and later discuss how Douglas and Robert Saleh are on the same page (2:30). We then hear from the newest Jets defender , Johnson, who talked with team reporter Caroline Hendershot in Vegas (4:50). The guys follow that up with a complete breakdown of Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner (10:35) and we head back to Vegas to hear from the 10th overall pick Garrett Wilson (11:55). Lastly, they take a look at options for the Jets ahead in Day 2 of the draft (20:45) and Caroline catches up with "Sauce" Gardner (25:17).
The Official Jets Podcast: 2022 Jets Draft Preview (4/27)
It's time for final words before the the 2022 NFL Draft as host Eric Allen is joined by Leger Douzable. Douzable delivers a best-case scenario for the Jets at top of the draft (2;00), his impression of Florida State edge rusher Jermaine Johnson (4:30) and how he would decide between selecting an OL or Edge at Pick No. 4 (6:45). The guys talk about the top DBs in the class including Sauce Gardner, Kyle Hamilton and Lewis Cine (9:05). Douzable also gives his take on Deebo Samuel (15:45), the Jets needs heading into the draft (27:30) and his upcoming Sirius Show "I Am Athlete Tonight" (34:02).
The Official Jets Podcast: An Offseason Conversation with C Connor McGovern (4/22)
Host Eric Allen is joined by center Connor McGovern from his home in North Dakota. They start out discussing the recent addition to the McGovern family (0:30) and cover Connor's involvement in the 2022 ABLE Games in Fargo, North Dakota (3:00). The guys go into Connor's workout routine (13:15), the key to his career durability/longevity (17:30) and provide an update on his rehab from his knee injury (20:30). Lastly, Connor reviews the Jets' offseason moves (21:22), his career-year in 2021 (23:40), the growth of quarterback Zach Wilson (25:00) and what it's like to be coached by Robert Saleh (27:05).
The Official Jets Podcast: Anthony Becht & Erik Coleman Talk Jets Draft Options (4/19)
The NFL Draft is a week away and Host Eric Allen welcomes in Jets Legends Anthony Becht and Erik Coleman to the studio. The guys break down some of the biggest NFL offseason storylines (1:00), what's next for QB Zach Wilson in season No. 2 (2:45) and the moves the team made at tight end (6:30). They also discuss the Jets pursuit of Tyreek Hill (9:00) plus both Coleman (13:22) and Becht (14:15) give their clear needs for the Jets heading into the Draft. They take a deeper look at some of the top draft prospects in Cincinnati CB Sauce Gardner (17:15), Notre Dame S Kyle Hamilton (18:25) and OL Ikem Ekwonu and Evan Neal (21:30). Lastly they look around the changing AFC landscape (26:15) and how the Jets close the gap in the AFC East (27:45).
The Official Jets Podcast: ESPN's Jeremy Fowler & CBS Sports' Jason LaCanfora on the Jets' 2022 Offseason (4/12)
Broadcasting from the 2022 NFL League Meetings, Host Eric Allen is joined by ESPN Senior NFL Writer Jeremy Fowler and CBS Sports Insider Jason La Canfora. After discussing the NFL's crazy offseason full of big trades (1:00), Fowler gives his thoughts on the Jets pursuit of Tyreek Hill (3:50) and their free agency approach (5:25). Fowler also breaks down the draft prospects at wide receiver and if the Jets should target a WR at the top of the draft (6:55) plus the impact of the 2021 Class (11:20). They discuss Zach Wilson heading into his sophomore campaign (7:45) and the club's draft assets (10:35).
Then La Canfora reviews the NFL's new overtime rule (14:20), and the Jets offseason to date (18:10). The guys discuss how important the upcoming draft is to the future of the Jets (22:10). Lastly, La Canfora gives his opinion at the options for the Jets at 4 and 10 (23:35) and Zach Wilson's development in Season No. 2 (28:15).
The Official Jets Podcast: Steve Wyche & Pat Kirwan on the Jets' Offseason and Draft Options (4/8)
Broadcasting from the 2022 NFL League Meetings, Host Eric Allen is joined by NFL Network's Steve Wyche and Sirius XM's Pat Kirwan. After discussing the NFL's top offseason headlines (2:30), Wyche gives his thoughts on the Jets pursuit of Tyreek Hill (5:20) and Year 2 under HC Robert Saleh (6:30). Wyche also breaks down the Jets free agency moves (9:15) and the impact of the 2021 Draft class (11:20). They discuss Zach Wilson heading into his sophomore campaign (13:10) and the massive Jets draft capital (14:10).
Then Kirwan reviews the Jets free agency approach (17:35), the chase of Hill (18:45) and the foundational offensive pieces in the 2021 Jets Draft Class. The guys discuss QBs and Jets' trade-down scenarios (24:00) plus prospects they could target in the first round (25:00). Lastly, Kirwan gives his opinion on the top draft eligible wide receivers (26:30) and the relationship of Saleh and Joe Douglas (28:15).
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with GM Joe Douglas (4/5)
Broadcasting from the 2022 NFL League Meetings, Host Eric Allen is joined by Jets General Manager Joe Douglas. After discussing the NFL's new postseason overtime rule (1:15), Douglas dishes on playing meaningful football in December (2:05) and Year 2 with HC Robert Saleh following a valuable 2021 campaign (3:00). Douglas also breaks down the team's free agency philosophy (3:45) and the approach of being aggressive but not reckless (6:55). They review the Jets wide receiver room (9:15) plus the signings of Laken Tomlinson (10:35) and defensive lineman Solomon Thomas (13:30). Lastly, Douglas goes in depth about the next steps of the NFL offseason, including the upcoming NFL Draft (14:35).
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with Jets Head Coach Robert Saleh (4/1)
Broadcasting from the 2022 NFL League Meetings, Host Eric Allen is joined by Jets Head Coach Robert Saleh. The guys talk about the steps the team has made since the start of free agency (1:25) and how the Jets will ultimately become a destination for players (4:05). Coach Saleh breaks down an improved tight end room (5:50), what LG Laken Tomlinson brings to the offensive line (7:30) and what CB D.J. Reed brings to the secondary (8:43). They talk S Jordan Whitehead's addition (10:31), the re-signing of Braxton Berrios (12:50) and what Zach Wilson has to do in his 2nd NFL season (14:10). Lastly, Saleh goes in depth about his relationship with General Manager Joe Douglas (15:45) and dishes on opportunity ahead with draft capital (16:55).
The Official Jets Podcast: ESPN's Jordan Reid & Matt Miller on the Jets' Draft Options (3/29)
Broadcasting from the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine, host Eric Allen talks with ESPN NFL Draft Analysts Jordan Reid and Matt Miller to discuss all things related to the Jets and the 2022 NFL Draft.
The Official Jets Podcast: Brian Baldinger on the Jets' Free Agency Additions (3/22)
A week into NFL Free Agency, Host Eric Allen is joined by NFL Network's Brian Baldinger from Hawaii. Baldy breaks down his upcoming swim with the sharks (1:00) and then gives his take on the Jets' signing of offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson (1:30). The guys discuss the improvement at tight end with C.J. Uzomah (9:35) and Tyler Conklin (14:00). They flip it over to the defensive side of the ball and analyze the acquisitions of safety Jordan Whitehead (16:05) and cornerback D.J. Reed (17:50). Lastly, they dish on the Jets' re-signing wide receiver Braxton Berrios (22:00) and how free agency could impact the club's thinking when selecting 4th and 10th overall in the upcoming NFL Draft (23:57).
The Official Jets Podcast: Anthony Becht on the State of the Jets During the 2022 Offseason (3/14)
Host Eric Allen is joined by former Jets tight end Anthony Becht as they catch up on the current state of the offseason. The guys discuss how to attack the Jets' team needs through Free Agency (4:45) and which in-house free agents to prioritize (07:00). Becht offers his take from a player's perspective on the Free Agency process (10:07). Allen and Becht talk about the 2022 NFL Draft and where the Jets can add to their talent pool (16:54). Finally, Becht breaks down tight end draft prospects and lists his favorite wide receiver targets (21:55).
The Official Jets Podcast: Jets Assistant GM Rex Hogan Talks Free Agency & Draft (3/11)
Broadcasting from the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine, Host Eric Allen talks with Jets assistant general manger Rex Hogan. Hogan discusses how the Jets balance the NFL calendar between Free Agency and the NFL Draft (1:45) and where the team had to be in free agency meetings before arriving in Indianapolis (2:55). The guys talk about the benefits of being in Year 2 with the coaching staff (7:00) and having the financial flexibility plus draft capital in the offseason (10:30). Lastly, Hogan talks about his close relationship with general manager Joe Douglas (12:45) and expectations/processes for quarterback Zach Wilson (18:55).
The Official Jets Podcast: NFL Insider Adam Caplan on Jets Free Agency (3/10)
Broadcasting from the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine, host Eric Allen talks with NFL Insider Adam Caplan. Caplan talks about the job that Jets GM Joe Douglas has done (3:00) and what the approach the team will have during the upcoming free agency period (4:00). The guys break down what it would mean to re-sign some of their pending free agents (6:15). They shift the focus to the NFL Draft and who Caplan would target with the Jets' draft capital (10:30) and the rookie season of Jets signal caller Zach Wilson (16:00).
The Official Jets Podcast: NFL Network's Bucky Brooks & Judy Battista on Jets Offseason Plans (3/8)
Host Eric Allen talks with NFL Network's Bucky Brooks and Judy Battista at the 2022 NFL Combine to discuss all things pertaining to the 2022 NFL Draft and the Jets' offseason.
The Official Jets Podcast: ESPN Insider Field Yates Talks Jets Free Agency & Draft (3/4)
Host Eric Allen is joined by ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates as they talk Free Agency and the upcoming NFL Draft. Field breaks down the Jets' top needs in Free Agency as well as their in-house contract decisions (4:51). The guys analyze Zach Wilson's rookie season and the landscape of the AFC Quarterback crop (9:40). They also talk the strength of this draft class including some of the top prospects at defensive back (14:15), offensive line (19:49) and defensive line (23:58).
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with Jets Senior Football Advisor Phil Savage (3/1)
Host Eric Allen is joined by Senior Football Advisor Phil Savage. They talk about the value of coaching some of the top draft prospects at the Senior Bowl (1:20) and how big of an opportunity it is for the Jets with their current draft capital (3:35). The guys also break down the early returns on the 2021 Jets Draft Class (5:20). Lastly, they talk about what kind of prospect they look for in scouting (14:45) and how General Manager Joe Douglas has grown in his tenure with the Jets (17:24).
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with Jets Special Teams Coordinator Brant Boyer (2/22)
Host Eric Allen is joined by Jets Special Teams Coordinator Brant Boyer. They discuss how college prospects will have to make a dent on special teams in the NFL (1:40) and review the 2021 performance of the Jets' special teams unit (7:35). The guys also take a closer look of some of the Jets core special teams players (10:57). Lastly, they talk about Boyer's offseason plans full of fishing, hunting and spending more time by a lake (17:25).
The Official Jets Podcast: 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).
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with Jets OC Mike LaFleur (2/8)
Host Eric Allen sits down with offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur to discuss the Senior Bowl coaching experience and its impact. They talk about the nuances of putting a playbook together for the Senior Bowl and the advantages of coaching up top prospects leading to the NFL Draft (5:20). LaFleur also talks about his family tree of coaches and his personal history of coaching (9:50). Finally, LaFleur reflects on his first season as Jets offensive coordinator and his words to players heading into the offseason (30:30).
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with Jets DC Jeff Ulbrich at the Senior Bowl (2/1)
It is Senior Bowl week in Mobile, Alabama as Host Eric Allen is joined by Jets Defensive Coordinator Jeff Ulbrich. They discuss the value and opportunity to coach in the Senior Bowl and take a trip down memory lane reviewing Ulbrich'a 10-year NFL career and how Mobile led to a coaching offer from Pete Carroll in Seattle (10:40). The guys look ahead to the 2022 Jets, starting with the return of DE Carl Lawson, and comment on Curtis Martin Team MVP C.J. Mosley (23:47).