In this week’s edition of the Green & White Show with Joseph Haas & Jinx Grand, your hosts get the show started by breaking down the 27-20 win by the New York Jets over the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium. Twenty penalties aside, a win is a win. With the team 2-1 (1-1), is it too early to think playoffs? We discuss that, and the progress the team has made over the first month of the season. Some surprises on offense have helped this team remain competitive: Bilal Powell running well, Santonio Holmes making plays, Stephen Hill catching more than he drops and a formidable offense line. The Jets bring these positives into their contest with the Tennessee Titans 2-1 (0-1), the furthest west the Jets will travel this season. Rex Ryan has said numerous times that team is taking things “week to week”, but we can’t help but peek ahead at the next five games on the schedule. As for this Sunday, it’s Jake Locker and Chris Johnson looking to run their way to a win. We give our take on some keys to victory for Gang Green.
In What Jets Said, Rex Ryan isn’t happy with the penalties, but he’s grateful for the win. He’s sure the team will get better; do we agree? Rex comments on the penalties while Geno Smith focuses on his interception, his fourth INT in his last two second halves of football. We don’t let Kyle Wilson off the hook for his mini-meltdown while covering Stevie Johnson (who clearly got under his skin). After two flags of the 15-yard variety, Wilson took a seat next to Rex for a few plays. Reserve DB Darrin Walls played well in coverage, and defending a pass as well, while Wilson watched from the sidelines. Rex didn’t get away without some extra scrutiny from your hosts, especially when it came to using back-to-back challenges (losing both). Those lost challenges would prove costly on the very next position, as it appeared EJ Manuel fumbled the ball while attempting to get down after a good run. The ref’s called Manuel down before fumbling, and with no challenges to refute the call, the Jets had one get away. It didn’t cost the Jets the game, but it surely could have. We add comments from a former Jets coach, Mike Westhoff, and include his take on the very unimpressive Dee Milliner.
In Rumors, Roster & The Rest, we ask the question: Is this team a better team with Geno Smith pulling the trigger? We haven’t had the opportunity to see Mark Sanchez run this offense, but we’ve seen Geno make plays down the football field… plays this offense has sorely lacked in the past. Hacking the NYJ for us is our player-expert Nolan Hack (@NolanHack). This week, we get into Jets versus Titans. He gives his take on QB Jake Locker, both running and throwing the ball. Speaking of running and the Titans, it doesn’t take long to get to Chris Johnson. Can the Jets defense handle the Titans attack? Nolan gives his take on the Jets defense led by Mo Wilkerson and guys like Damon Harrison, Sheldon Richardson, David Harris are also playing well. We run through all that and more… in this week’s edition of Hackin’ the NYJ.
Lauren Beasley (@LBeasley313) joins us in this week’s edition of The Rest Report, where she updates us on the other teams in the AFC East. First up, the Buffalo Bills defense and LB Kiko Alonso good play early. Can the Bills win a home game against the defending champion Baltimore Ravens? New England has a tough matchup against the Atlanta Falcons, who lost last week to the Miami Dolphins. Who does Lauren call “a tough little midget”? Is she right? Miami surprises us with the 3-0, start, but they travel to New Orleans for a measuring-stick game. She breaks down the matchup and gives an in-depth look at Ryan Tannehill. We tackle all in this week’s edition of The Rest Report with Lauren Beasley.
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In the Great Debate, we start with a look at this week’s Thursday Night game. The San Francisco 49ers moved to 2-2 after beating the St. Louis Rams 35-11. I get to wave my pom-poms, as Frank Gore and the running game manhandled the Rams all night long. Speaking of running game, we take a quick look at the Giants and the Chiefs. The Giants play without three members of their starting offensive line against a Chiefs team that’s already tallied 15 sacks. The Giants signed former Jets FB John Conner to supplement the pass-blocking scheme from the backfield.
As the debates continue, we share memories of Mariano Rivera. The Yankees closer has played his last major league game, and we talk about what the 19-year pro means to us. I renew my plea for Major League Baseball to develop an award with the standing of the Cy Young or the MVP award, an award named after Mariano Rivera. I implore MLB to consider the Mariano Rivera Award for Outstanding Relief Pitching!
Josh Freeman is out as starter in Tampa Bay, and it sparks an impassioned take from yours truly. Greg Schiano has chosen to switch starting QBs, and if this doesn’t work out, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may choose to switch head coaches. Both Josh Freeman and Greg Schiano have ability, but seem to be unable to work together. Before we close out the show, we throw JG In The Box for a couple minutes of NHL talk. He previews all the locals on this week’s edition of the Green And White Show with Joseph Haas and Jinx Grand! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN and enjoy!!
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The Green & White Show is a part of the Fan vs. Fan Radio Network. Your hosts Joseph Haas and Jinx Grand bring you colorful commentary on the latest news and notes from the team that calls Florham Park its home. The New York Jets have played a lot of games since Joe Namath guaranteed that victory in Super Bowl III; how many more games will they play before they play in their next one? We follow the team on their journey for a championship, bringing you a football Sunday feel EVERY Saturday afternoon!