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http://www.jetnation.com/podcasts/2015/Manish.mp3

 

Glenn Naughton is on the phone with Manish Mehta right now. We will have the audio of the interview later tonight.

 

Our friends at Huddle Talks set this up for us:

 

HUDDLE Talks is a speaker series all about football. Think TED Talks with pigskins. Our mission is to connect the growing crowd of sophisticated football enthusiasts by facilitating informed and entertaining discussions on the game we love. The format is broad and flexible and can include storytelling, presentations, debate, panels and lectures, and is at the discretion of the guest speaker.

 

Join us in New York, on May 27, for our inaugural event!  Moderated by Kim Jones (NFL Network), the evening's speakers include: Dan Graziano (ESPN), Jeane Coakley(SNY), Manish Mehta (New York Daily News), Ralph Vacchiano(New York Daily News), Peter Schrager (Fox Sports) andRich Cimini (ESPN). 

 

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Enjoyed interviewing him...a few flubs on my part but I was surprised to see how much time he was willing to give us.  We got in to one or two topics I didn't expect to so no prep notes.

 

Either way...appreciated his willingness to talk to JN.

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Remember when he first got the job, Cimini was the troll and Manish pandered to the fans. Ah, good times.

 

I liked him a bunch when he started, but it wasn't because he pandered.  He used to cover everything.  No story too small and I appreciated that.  I am somebody who likes to know who is on the practice squad and getting a try out.  Once he was around a bit he tried to inject some opinion and knowledge and that is where the complaints started. 

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I feel dirty just opening the topic

 

He's a polarizing guy and he did acknowledge at the end of the interview that fans can be tough on him (myself included at times).  I can't criticize him because he didn't place any constraints on the amount of time we had with him and he was very honest.  Even though he supported Rex, he admitted that the right time to let him go would have been when the GM change was made.   I'm not so sure a lot of people would have expected him to say that.  

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Glenn Naughton sat down with Manish Mehta and got his take on the New York Jets. They discussed Geno Smith, Muhammad Wilkerson’s contract and some of the roster battles that will be front and center in training camp. They also discuss where things went wrong for Rex Ryan when he was the head coach for the Jets. You can listen to the interview by clicking play above.

Thank you to Manish for spending some time with us. Thanks also go out to Huddle Talks.

HUDDLE Talks is a speaker series all about football. Think TED Talks with pigskins. Our mission is to connect the growing crowd of sophisticated football enthusiasts by facilitating informed and entertaining discussions on the game we love. The format is broad and flexible and can include storytelling, presentations, debate, panels and lectures, and is at the discretion of the guest speaker.

Join us in New York, on May 27, for our inaugural event!  Moderated by
Kim Jones
(NFL Network), the evening’s speakers include: 
Dan Graziano
(ESPN),
Jeane Coakley
(SNY),
Manish Mehta
(New York Daily News), 
Ralph Vacchiano
(New York Daily News),
Peter Schrager
(Fox Sports) and 
Rich Cimini
(ESPN).

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Please elaborate. (Or please forgive if I'm missing a joke)

 

I was longtime JI. I like this site best post-JI, but haven't really dug in yet. 

 

you know...  that thing where Spoof would ban people or suggest they post elsewhere if they criticized Cannizzaro...  or Ham.

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you know...  that thing where Spoof would ban people or suggest they post elsewhere if they criticized Cannizzaro...  or Ham.

You also could not ever say anything negative about Jet players or the staff because "they" could be reading.Who would a thunk Sooth got his business model from George Orwell. 

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You also could not ever say anything negative about Jet players or the staff because "they" could be reading.Who would a thunk Sooth got his business model from George Orwell. 

 

Fat guy droppin' nerd humor, alright, alright, alllllright.

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I always thought Cimini and Mehta get too much hate from the fans. There are instances where they can be overly critical, but for hte most part, can you really disagree with them? Were the Jets not a circus the last few years? Was Rex and the Jets management not dysfunctional? If anything, I give Cimini and Mehta props for bringing this stuff to the mainstream. The fans deserve to know what's going on with the team, good or bad.

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I always thought Cimini and Mehta get too much hate from the fans. There are instances where they can be overly critical, but for hte most part, can you really disagree with them? Were the Jets not a circus the last few years? Was Rex and the Jets management not dysfunctional? If anything, I give Cimini and Mehta props for bringing this stuff to the mainstream. The fans deserve to know what's going on with the team, good or bad.

 

I agree with your comment as it relates to Cimini, but Mehta lacks Cimini's credibility and is an outright crap stirrer.

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Excellent job Glenn, So many times with these type of interviews it seems like the Chris Farley-Paul McCartney SNL spoof. Not here, JN's man on the scene was right there with some really good questions and very little lag time between. Good job and thank you guys.

 

Oh yea and thank you AFJ for NOT bringing the scrub into the mix and straight up saying Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the QB. 

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Surprisingly ... his spoken word had me thinking he might have actually known a little of what he was talking about ... then I heard that Rex was a disciplinarian other than the Geno/SanDiego issue.

That's when it become clear that Glenn could have got comparable or better info from the local high school papers sports editor.

Great job on your part though, bro. 

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You also could not ever say anything negative about Jet players or the staff because "they" could be reading.Who would a thunk Sooth got his business model from George Orwell. 

I never had a problem with that??? Some of you tend to exaggerate, in over 16 years of posting Sooth never deleted one of my posts. The only one on JI that ever did was Ham and here Max does all the time...  :animal0029:

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