In this week’s edition of the Green & White Show with Joseph Haas & Jinx Grand, your hosts power through some technical difficulties and bring you that football Sunday feel every Saturday afternoon! The New York Jets welcome the Buffalo Bills and their rookie signal-caller EJ Manuel to MetLife Stadium for the first of two divisional battles this season. The Jets come off a mini-bye after losing a close one to the New England Patriots ten days ago. Time has allowed for some injured Jets to make their way back to the field. Quinton Coples (ankle) should see some snaps on Sunday, as well as Jeremy Kerley (concussion). Santonio Holmes has had time off of that recovering foot, and Antonio Cromartie’s hip should give him less trouble this week. We take you through the matchup with the Bills, and give you our keys to victory for Gang Green. Let’s not forget, the loser of this game will occupy the cellar of the AFC East… and may never see daylight again!
In What Jets Said, Rex Ryan opens up on his young starting QB, and his propensity to hold onto the football too long. Geno Smith was guilty of holding onto the football entirely too long in the pocket, or “burping the baby” as NFL Network Analyst Mike Mayock so eloquently put it, in the second half against the Patriots. He’s gotta throw that ball on time, and not wait until he sees the receiver open. The only way to get better is by going out there and working at it, not just in practice, but under live fire. The best way to learn is by doing, by getting the reps! Geno Smith has two starts under his belt, and should improve with each start. I’ll forgive him forcing balls now, but I’ll expect to see improvement from his three-interception second half on Thursday Night Football. It’s not about seeing the open man and throwing the ball, it’s about reading the defense, getting your team in the right play, and getting the ball where it needs to go before the defense catches up. It’s not about waiting… it’s about anticipating.
In Rumors, Roster & The Rest, we tackle the rumor of Quinton Coples getting back into the lineup! It will be good to see the defense as close to full strength as we’ve seen them all year. Coples led the Jets with 5.5 sacks in 2012, and will add to an already effective pass-rush. Hacking the NYJ for us is our player-expert Nolan Hack (@NolanHack). This week, we get his take on Jets versus Bills. He gives us an extensive breakdown of what the Jets will see from the Bills on both sides of the ball. We get into the teacher-student matchup between HC Rex Ryan and his former assistant, and current DC for the Bills, Mike Pettine. The Stevie Johnson and Antonio Cromartie matchup gets our full attention, as he’s been a thorn in the side of the Jets, even when he was covered by the great Darrelle Revis. The Jets have been better tacklers in 2013, but CJ Spiller will try and find those holes he exploited last season. 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. We start off with Jets/Bills, and get her take on the divisional matchup. We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of both teams, and what each team will need to accomplish during the game to secure a victory. Next stop New England, and their game against a feuding Tampa Bay Buccaneers team. The Patriots have a shot to go 3-0, and get a little separation from the Miami Dolphins, who play a considerably tougher opponent in the Atlanta Falcons. Lauren gives us a breakdown of both games. We can’t let her go without getting in an Extra Point question, her take on Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte and whether or not he’s a Hall of Famer. We tackle all in this week’s edition of The Rest Report with Lauren Beasley.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Congratulations to Jinx Grand, as he’ll be interviewing young Jets fans at MetLife Stadium for the New York Jets!! Look for him on the jumbotron!!
In the Great Debate, we kick things off by analyze this week’s Thursday Night game. The Kansas City Chiefs moved to 3-0 after beating the Philadelphia Eagles 26-16. We get into Chip Kelly’s fast-paced offense and his lack-luster defense. We give suggestions on how the defense can turn the tables on the opposition, as well as their own offense. Fans cheer Andy Reid to start the game, cheer Donovan McNabb at halftime as his jersey is retired, then moan and groan at the final result as Andy Reid gets the Gatorade bath… and the Eagles swallow the loss. Let’s see how the Eagles rebound in the extremely wide open NFC East.
As the debates continue, we move from the pros and hit the college ranks. You can’t talk college football these days without talking Johnny Football! The whispers are getting louder, and just when you counted him out, he has a game like the one against Alabama and throws (and runs) himself right back into the Heisman Trophy conversation. Could Johnny Manziel win back-to-back Heismans? Does his ability translate to the pros? We give our take. (Correction: Cam Newton & Robert Griffin III won the two Heisman’s Andrew Luck had a chance to win… Johnny won last year during Luck’s rookie year in the NFL). We discuss all, as well as Arian Foster’s admission to accepting money while playing for the University of Tennessee 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!