The Official Jets Podcast
The Official Jets Podcast: Neville Hewitt (12/8)
Jets LB Neville Hewitt joined this week's edition of The Official Jets Podcast powered by AWS and discussed being an undrafted free agent, his relationship with his mother (who was incarcerated for drug trafficking), the team's heartbreaking loss to the Raiders and more. Jets Legend Bart Scott also joined to preview Jets-Seahawks in Week 14.
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 NFL Network's Judy Battista on the 2022 Jets (8/5)
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).
The Official Jets Podcast: 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 the homecoming for Austin coming back to New Jersey (0:30), what he tells his players about his experience in training camp (2:15), and what is unique for receivers in this offensive system (4:15). Coach Austin goes on to explain what "strain" means to the Jets (6:33), how the team is growing up together this summer (8:18), and what is the next step for Elijah Moore (9:30). Lastly, they talk about what it's like to coaching first round pick Garrett Wilson (11:05), the benefits that this is a skills group that can grow up together (13:30), and what is the difference in Zach Wilson in Year No. 2 (16:05).
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with Willie Colon (8/2)
Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by SiriusXM radio host and former Jets offensive lineman Willie Colon. They start by catching up on all that Colon is working on both in sports media and reality television (0:30). The guys discuss what is on the horizon for the Jets in Year 2 under Robert Saleh (3:05), Colon's first season wearing the Green and White (5:20), and what the Jets have been building currently on the offensive line (7:05). Specifically, Colon breaks down what he is seeing from Mekhi Becton (9:05), offensive line play as a whole around the NFL (12:55), and Zach Wilson next steps in Year No. 2 (17:36).
The Official Jets Podcast: 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).
The Official Jets Podcast: 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).
The Official Jets Podcast: 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).
The Official Jets Podcast: 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).
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).
The Official Jets Podcast: 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).
The Official Jets Podcast: 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).
The Official Jets Podcast: 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).
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with 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).
The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with Mark Sanchez (6/7)
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).
The Official Jets Podcast: 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).
The Official Jets Podcast: 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 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).