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John Butchko hosts your daily New York Jets podcast Locked on Jets part of the Locked on Podcast Network. #jets #newyork #nfl

John Butchko hosts your daily New York Jets podcast Locked on Jets part of the Locked on Podcast Network. #jets #newyork #nfl
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John Butchko hosts your daily New York Jets podcast Locked on Jets part of the Locked on Podcast Network. #jets #newyork #nfl




Locked on Jets 6/14/18 Episode 427: Mailbag During Minicamp

It is Thursday, which makes it a podcast mailbag day in the middle of Jets minicamp. Thanks to those of you who submitted questions for this week's mailbag show. They were great. We could not have put the show together without you. Today we look at the potential depth of the Jets' cornerback group with positive reports coming out of minicamp about the performances of some late round picks, whether it is a good idea for the Jets to give Darron Lee responsibilities as the quarterback of the...


Locked on Jets 6/13/18 Episode 426: First Day of Minicamp

The Jets began their veteran minicamp yesterday. It is the final part of the offseason program. We have gotten through the first three phases and the rookie minicamp. This week is the last time Jets players will set foot on a practice field before training camp. Tuesday was a fairly eventful first day. There were a number of developments worth discussing so discuss them we will on today's podcast. One of the most relevant events took place on the opposite coast as the Raiders waived...


Locked on Jets 6/8/18: June Mailbag

We go to the mailbag as summer approaches. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Locked on Jets 6/7/18: A Chat With Gang Green Nation's David Vill

Today on our podcast we chat with David Vill. David has provided Jets fans with a daily set of links called Flight Connections for nine years on Gang Green Nation. Today is his final day on the job. On the show today we talk about how David became a Jets fan, some of his favorite players and memories from the team, and his time providing links on Gang Green Nation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Locked on Jets 6/5/18 Episode 423: Coverage With Michael Nania

In case you haven't been following, Michael Nania has been doing a great series of articles taking a look at how well the Jets played in coverage last year. His series is providing stats for each player. He also is looking at players who were not on the 2017 team but will be on the 2018 team like Trumaine Johnson. Michael stops by our podcast today to discuss what he has seen so far. His series to this point is somewhere between one half and two thirds complete;. We will talk about...


Locked on Jets 5/30/18 Episode 422: Early Mailbag

Our podcast schedule for this week ends a bit early. Today's show will be our last episode until next week due to my travel schedule. With that in mind, I decided to get a mailbag done. Thanks to those of you who submitted questions. Apologies to those whose questions were not answered. Feel free to resubmit them next week. Today we look at whether the success of some 2017 Draft picks could help change the narrative on Mike Maccagnan, whether Teddy Bridgewater could be traded the way Sam...


Locked on Jets 5/29/18 Episode 421: Sold Short

I hope everybody had a nice long weekend. Hopefully everybody is in a good mood so I wanted to start this new week on a positive note on our podcast. With that in mind, today I look at four players on the Jets who I have sold short. These are players who have exceeded early impressions I had of their skillsets and have become more valuable than I thought they would. Oddly enough, all four players are on the offensive side of the ball, which is not something one might expect given the...


Locked on Jets 5/25/18 Episode 420: Do the Jets Draft Safe Players or Go for Upside?

I got an interesting e-mail from a podcast listener yesterday named Richard. Richard is a diehard Jets fan from the United Kingdom. He made the observation that the Draft this year for the Jets was largely a developmental one after the selection of Sam Darnold opposed to plug and play. Richard's e-mail got me thinking a bit about whether Mike Maccagnan has shown any discernible pattern during his time as Jets general manager. Does Maccagnan take more of a developmental approach to his...


Locked on Jets 5/24/18: May Mailbag

It is Thursday, which means it is mailbag podcast day. Thanks to those of you who submitted questions. We could not do it without out. On today's show we look at whether Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater could emerge as the top two quarterbacks on the depth chart, what evidence suggests McCown will be a quality coach once his playing career ends, whether the Jets could run for over 2,000 yards as a team, whether it's fair to expect Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye to be the league's top safety...


Locked on Jets 5/23/18: Hackenberg Traded; OTAs Begin

By the standards of a May weekday, Tuesday was pretty eventful for the Jets. The team turned the page from a big mistake. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg was traded to the Oakland Raiders for a conditional seventh round pick. The writing has been on the wall for Hackenberg since last summer when he failed to win the starting quarterback job in preseason. Instead, his play was so poor that he lost the backup job to Bryce Petty. On day one of OTAs, Hackenberg saw minimal practice time and...


Locked on Jets 5/22/18 Episode 417: Depth/Upside Positions

I have no Sam Darnold for you on today's podcast. Today's show has only me, and the discussion is about depth. I offer three positions where I like the depth the Jets have. Before we start, I do need to clarify what I mean by depth. There are very few position groups for any team in the NFL where the backups are proven, quality players. That just doesn't happen in today's NFL with limited practice time to develop fringe players and a salary cap, which makes it difficult to retain proven...


Locked on Jets 5/21/18 Episode 416: Interview With Sam Darnold

The new franchise quarterback stops by. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Locked on Jets 5/18/18 Episode 415: The Plan to Land Darnold

If you have not read Albert Breer's excellent article from this week about the Jets' multi-year pursuit of Sam Darnold, I cannot recommend it highly enough. It was an incredibly detailed look at the inner workings of the Jets' front office as they tried to find a franchise quarterback. I think it is one of the best sports articles of the year. Over the last few days, I have been thinking a lot about how the Jets handled their scouting this year. The Breer article provided us with a lot of...


Locked on Jets 5/17/18 Episode 414: Rainy Day Mailbag

It is Thursday, which means it is podcast mailbag day. Thanks as always to those of you to submit questions for the mailbag. We couldn't do the show without you. I did my best to answer as many as I could, but as usual I could not get to all of them. Feel free to resend your question for next time if I did not get to yours on today's podcast. In this mailbag we take a look at the definition of a franchise quarterback, whether the jobs of Mike Maccagnan and Todd Bowles should be tied at...


Locked on Jets 5/16/18 Episode 413: Something to Prove

This week on the podcast we have taken a look at who are wild cards for the Jets and players who are safe bets to produce. Today we look at players who have something to prove. It is technically true that every player on the roster has something to prove this season. Many of the players are long-shots to even make the roster. Those players are simply trying to prove they deserve a spot in the NFL. I tried to avoid cases like that and focus on players who will likely make the roster and...


Locked on Jets 5/15/18 Episode 412: The Reliables

On yesterday's podcast we discussed some of the wild cards on the Jets roster as we prepare for the 2018 season. It isn't clear how much value those players will provide. It could be a lot. It could be a little. Today we look at the sure things on the roster. That shouldn't be taken to mean any of these players is a 100% bet to be productive. Such a player does not exist in the NFL. Injuries, decline, or just a bad season can happen to anybody who suits up. The odds to seem in favor of...


Locked on Jets 5/14/18 Episode 411: Wild Cards

The NFL offseason has plenty of twists and turns. Teams change slowly over the course of a few months. We have reached the end of the transaction period. Yes, there will still be some player movement, but it will come at a slow pace and be infrequent. The Jets roster you see today is largely if not entirely the one you will see take the field Week 1 in Detroit. Earlier in the offseason, we discussed wild card type players a bit on the podcast. That came before the NFL Draft. Now that new...


Locked on Jets 5/11/18: Spring Mailbag

I had a few other ideas for today's podcast, but I kept coming back to the quality of questions we got in this week's mailbag call. We had enough for two mailbags, and I enjoy doing those shows so I decided to have a second mailbag show this week. Thanks once again to those of you who sent in those questions. Today we take a look at when Sam Darnold will hit the field, whether the Jets should wait until the offensive line is improved to put him out there, which historical Jets uniforms...


Locked on Jets 5/10/18 Episode 409: May Mailbag

Today we return to the podcast mailbag. Thanks to those of you who answered our mailbag call with comments and e-mails. We had a great group from which to choose. Today we take a look at whether we should expect Todd Bowles to put together one of the top defenses in the league this season, whether Christopher Johnson has done a more effective job than his brother running the Jets, how the team should handle the distribution of snaps for quarterbacks during OTAs and training camp, what...


Locked on Jets 5/9/18 Episode 408: Still Needs Addressing

With most offseason moves completed, it is time to take stock of where the Jets are. Yesterday our podcast examined the positions where the Jets have improved most in the offseason. Today we are going to take a look at the positions where the team still has work to do. There wasn't much of a chance the Jets were going to be able to fill all of their needs in one offseason. Building this roster is going to take longer. It still is plausible the Jets could further upgrade their roster...