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This guy showing great leadership out of the gate 08.14.22

This guy has only been with the Jets for a short time.

But he’s wasted no time in becoming a mentor to young linebackers.

Talking about veteran LB Kwon Alexander.

He signed with the Jets on July 28, and has quickly taken a bunch of young Jets linebackers under his wing.

After practice on Sunday, he spent a long time on the field working with young guys like Hamsah Nasrildeen on technique and the blocking sled.

Alexander already knows the system after playing for Robert Saleh in San Francisco, so he arrived comfortable with the scheme and assignments.

Don’t be shocked if the speedy instinctive Alexander ends up starting.

But whatever his role ends up being, he’s clearly showing that he’s willing to pay it forward to the young linebackers, even if they are competing for the same job as him.

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Viral camp throws are great, but 08.11.22

Viral throws from training camp are fun to watch on Twitter, but keep one thing in mind:

There are a lot of plays in-between those throws.

How is the player doing on all those throws?

He could be doing great.

But when evaluating a player, you’ve got to look at the entirety of his work, not just the viral highlights.

From practice and games.

Any NFL executive who makes personnel decisions based on player highlights likely isn’t going to last very long.

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This Jets linebacker stepping up in coverage 08.10.22

It’s well-documented that the Jets need more plays on the ball in coverage from their linebackers.

Based on camp, one guy who might be able to help is second-year linebacker Hamsah Nasrildeen.

In Tuesday’s practice, he did a nice job of reading a quarterback’s eyes, and tipped a pass that went incomplete, and today, he did a good job breaking on the ball to break up a pass over the middle to running back Breece Hall.

Nasrildeen, a college safety at FSU, who the Jets converted to linebacker last year during his rookie season, looks a lot more comfortable at his new position this summer.

So he’s a guy who could certainly help improve the Jets’ linebacker pass coverage, along with the recently signed veteran Kwon Alexander, who has a strong history as a coverage linebacker.

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Kind of wasted reps – not ideal to do this a lot in camp 08.09.22

Look, it’s understandable when they do this sometimes, but if it happens too much, it’s not the best case scenario in training camp.

Talking about quarterbacks taking off and scrambling a lot on passing plays in camp.

The problem with it, is it’s a little bit of wasted rep, not just for the passing game, but for the pass defense.

Reps are so valuable, especially with strict time constraints on fieldwork in camp, due to the collective bargaining agreement.

So when a QB runs a lot, it cuts down on reps for receiving game targets, and defensive cover guys, like corners, safeties and linebackers.

Once again, obviously you are going to scramble sometimes, but if you do it too much, it’s not ideal for a camp.

And remember, camp is for experimenting between quarterbacks and receivers, getting on the same page, not stats, so sometimes you should throw a 50-50 ball, or “throw a guy open,” and let a cat go up and get it.

Don’t worry about being charged with a pick by the statisticians if it doesn’t work out.

Try some things out. That is what camp is for.

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Really interesting OT prospect on Jets roster 08.08.22

With Mekhi Becton (knee) and Conor McDermott (leg) out of action perhaps temporarily, this guy will see a lot of action in practice and the preseason.

Talking about Chuma Edoga.

If you want to talk about a guy perfect for the Jets zone blocking scheme, it’s this guy. He’s very light on his feet, moves well laterally, and has long arms.

However, since joining the team as a 2019 third-round pick, he’s had a hard time putting it all together. Some of this was injury-related.

But we are talking about a five-star high school recruit out of Atlanta who all the big programs wanted, and he landed at USC.

He’s very talented, but his play has been a little uneven with Gang Green.

Now due to injuries to other players, he’s going to get a lot of action.

It’s time for him to take his game to the next level, either to show his wares to the Jets brass, or to another team as a tradable asset for Joe Douglas.

As scouts like to say about athletic linemen: “This guy has the feet of a dancing bear.”

And that line applies to Edoga.

Now he just needs to be more consistent.

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The best way to play D, if you can 08.05.22

It’s simple . . .

While blitzes are awesome when they work, if they don’t, you are short a cover guy, and a savvy QB will usually make you pay for that.

So often the best approach to playing defense, if you can do it, is . . .

“Drop seven guys in coverage and have four guys [create] constant pressure, that’s the best way to play defense and most consistent way to play defense,” said Jets coach Robert Saleh.

The Jets had issues doing this last season due to having a thin defensive line, but this year, with much more talent in the D-Line room, maybe they will be able to get home with four more often this season.

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The Jets need quantum leap! 08.04.22

The Jets must improve significantly on this side of the ball – not a little, but a lot.
This NFL analyst has been a sharp critic of the Jets 2021-22 defense throughout the off-season.
“They were the worst team in points allowed,” said VSIN’s Michael Lombardi, a former NFL executive. “Every time an opposition offense took the field, the percentage of ending a drive with a score, they were the worst team in the league. They were the second worst team in creating turnovers.”
There is so much talk about defending the pass better, and they addressed that issue this off-season and could have four different secondary starters from the end of last season. But what about the run?
“From an efficiency standpoint, just studying it through analytics and all the different stats that are out there, from an efficiency standpoint we were at the top half of the league in the run game,” said Jets coach Robert Saleh. “Unfortunately, we are one of the worst from an explosive standpoint which is twelve yards or more. We gave up a lot of explosive plays and massively explosive plays that really skewed the numbers out of whack. The focus really is to try to make sure that we are doing a great job eliminating those explosives.”
And for that to happen, they need better gap integrity and for guys to read their keys better.
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Big step up in competition for this Jet 08.03.22

It’s a quantum leap in competition level for this player.

It’s not his fault who he played against, but Jets rookie offensive tackle, Max Mitchell, who came out of the University of Louisiana, is finding out the pass rushers on the NFL level are much tougher than the ones he faced in college.

The Rajun Cajuns faced schools like Georgia State, Texas State, ULM and Liberty last year.

The pass rushers he’s facing in Jets camp create a much bigger challenge.

“There is acclimation,” said Jets coach Robert Saleh. “There’s the speed, the hand usage, the degree of difficulty in terms of the pass rushing moves that he’s seen, and the different fronts and all the different things he’s got to know from a protection standpoint.”

But Mitchell seems to be improving day by day as he gets used to the speed and coterie of pass rush moves that NFL pass rushers present.

“He’s progressing just fine,” Saleh said. “I really think he’s got a bright future ahead of him.”

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Getting after it 08.02.22

The Jets ran a screen of some kind on the right side to Braxton Berrios, and the most impressive part of the play, might not have been the throw or the catch, but the block thrown by wide receiver Corey Davis.

The pass was in the right flat and Davis opened a big hole with a great block on cornerback Sauce Gardner.

Davis really got after Gardner on this play with a tenacious, clean block.

It was a perfect example of how important receivers can be as blockers on screens and obviously in the running game as well.

It was also a good lesson for Gardner on dealing with the blocking of NFL receivers, which is often a step up from the college game.

After the play, Gardner went over to Davis and gave him a low five for his effort and to show him there were no hard feelings.

The bottom line is Davis is a very good blocking receiver.

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Sleeper at defensive end for Jets 08.01.22

The Jets seem to have more depth at defensive end this year, with the returns of Carl Lawson and Vinny Curry, and the addition of players like Jermaine Johnson and Jacob Martin.

So they are going to have some tough cuts to make at the end of camp.

And one tough decision could be involving a guy nobody is really talking about, Bradlee Anae, a fifth-round pick of Dallas in the 2020 draft.

The Jet signed him to a reserve/future contract after last season.

While he struggled to find a niche with the Cowboys, there is no shortage of talent with this player. As a senior at Utah, he had 13 sacks, which is pretty impressive, especially in a conference like the Pac-12, which generally has good offensive tackles.

At training camp today, he had a standout play, forcing a fumble with a big hit on running back Bam Knight.

Look, Anae still has a lot to prove this summer, but he’s another example of the Jets having much more talent at defensive end than last year.

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They should be better in this area 07.29.22

It was too easy last year . . .

Talking about opposing teams throwing on the Jets.

So they went out and tried to fix that this off-season, revamping their secondary.

“That back end, you add DJ (Reed), you add Sauce (Gardner), and (Jordan) Whitehead, and LaMarcus (Joyner) is back, just the entire group is elevated,” said Jets coach Robert Saleh.

They also could have some good depth back there thanks to young players getting experience on the job last season. It was rough at times, but some of them will grow from it, and help the Jets moving forward.

There is going to be fierce competition for roster spots in the secondary with all the new additions.

“Competition is the greatest motivator,” Saleh said.

But any way you slice it, the Jets should be improved in the secondary, both in the starting lineup and with their depth.

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Jets give another $100,000 to help aid the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. 07.28.22

*July 28, 2022 – The New York Jets have donated $100,000 to the needs of Ukraine via UNITED24. The donation is part of the organization’s $1 million commitment, to be split between various organizations, meant to help aid the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. Previous donations of $100,000 were given to Plast Scouting (April), Razom for Ukraine (May) and the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (June).
UNITED24 Ambassador Elina Svitolina received a check for $100,000 from the Johnson Family during charity matches in Krakow, featuring the number one women’s singles tennis player in the world, Iga Swiatek. Elina shared her impressions: “On behalf of all the team at UNITED24, I want to thank the Johnson Family for this significant contribution and touching gesture. Ukraine has received money for important medical equipment such as (ALV) devices for children and a strong statement of support in the fifth month of a full-scale invasion. The war is not over, and together we keep on fighting and doing the best we can.”
The events in Ukraine are personal to the Johnson family and the New York Jets. Suzanne Johnson, wife of Jets Chairman, Robert Wood Johnson, grew up in a Ukrainian neighborhood in New York and is from a family of immigrants. Her mother, Marie, was born to Ukrainian immigrant parents while her father, Stefan Ircha, was born in Ternopil, Ukraine, and immigrated to the United States after WWII.
The Johnson family, including their sons Brick and Jack, wanting to honor their heritage, recently traveled to Poland to meet with Ukrainian refugees and understand firsthand how the unprovoked invasion has impacted their lives. As the family prepared for their trip, Brick Johnson, while watching Wimbledon, saw Iga Swiatek, announce a charity tennis exhibition in Poland during the time the family would be visiting. Inspired by both Swiatek’s play and her passion for Ukraine, Brick and Jack attended the exhibition and presented the donation of $100,000 to UNITED24.
These funds will be directed to support children’s hospitals in Ukraine, namely for the procurement of pediatric artificial lung ventilation (ALV) devices.
For more information on the cause and the charitable organizations that have received the donations, please visit https://www.newyorkjets.com/community/ukraine-relief.
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Makes a heck of a lot of sense 07.27.22

Before Robert Saleh joined the Jets, he worked for the San Francisco 49ers from 2017-20.

The right tackle for that team was/is Mike McGlinchey, who the 49ers picked ninth overall in the 2018 draft.

So he was actually picked higher than Mekhi Becton, who was picked 11th overall, in the 2020 draft, by the Jets.

And McGlinchey was picked to play right tackle in the same offensive system the Jets play.

Right tackles in this system (or any system for that matter), are darn important, and how much they are getting paid these days, is proof of that. Look at the checks Lane Johnson (Philadelphia), Jack Conklin (Cleveland) and Trenton Brown (New England) have been cashing at the right tackle position.

As you know by now, the Jets are moving Becton to right tackle.

Becton could turn into a heck of a right tackle, and end up making a lot of money on his second contract.

The perception of the right tackle position has changed from the past.

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24 FINALISTS 07.27.22

*CANTON, OHIO – In separate elections announced today, the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Seniors Committee and its Coach/Contributor Committee have reduced their respective lists for consideration for the Class of 2023 to 12 Finalists each.

In the Seniors category, the Finalists are: Ken Anderson, Maxie Baughan, Randy Gradishar, Chuck Howley, Cecil Isbell, Joe Klecko, Bob Kuechenberg, Eddie Meador, Tommy Nobis, Ken Riley, Sterling Sharpe and Everson Walls.

Each Senior Finalist played his last game in professional football no later than the 1996 season.

The 12-person Seniors Committee will meet Aug. 16, and each committee member will discuss one Finalist in detail. The committee’s final vote will send three Seniors to the full 49-person Selection Committee for consideration at its annual meeting in early 2023; each of those three could be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame at that meeting.

Expansion of the Seniors pool to three for possible election to the Hall was approved earlier this year for the Classes of 2023, 2024 and 2025.

In the Coach/Contributor category, the Finalists are: Roone Arledge, Don Coryell, Mike Holmgren, Frank “Bucko” Kilroy, Robert Kraft, Art Modell, Buddy Parker, Dan Reeves, Art Rooney Jr., Mike Shanahan, Clark Shaughnessy and John Wooten.

On Aug. 23, the 12-person Coach/Contributor Committee will meet to discuss the Finalists. The process will mirror the Seniors Committee’s; however, only one Coach/Contributor Finalist will advance to the full Selection Committee for consideration as a member of the Class of 2023.

The Classes of 2023, 2024 and 2025 could be as large as nine enshrinees: up to five Modern-Era Players, up to three Seniors and one Coach/Contributor.

Here are short bios on each of the Finalists:

SENIORS (12)

Ken Anderson: Quarterback (1971-1986)

A four-time pro-bowler who started at quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1971-1986. Was named MVP of the League in 1981 and led the NFL in passing yards twice (1974, 1975.)

Maxie Baughan: Linebacker (1960-1970, 1974)

A nine-time Pro-Bowler, Baughan played linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles (1960-65), the Los Angeles Rams (1966-1970) and the Washington Redskins (1974).

Randy Gradishar: Linebacker (1974-1983)

Centerpiece of the “Orange Crush Defense,” Gradishar played all 10 seasons as linebacker for the Denver Broncos, seven of which were Pro Bowl-caliber years.

Chuck Howley: Linebacker (1958-59, 1961-1973)

Being the only player on a losing team to win Super Bowl MVP (Super Bowl VI), Howley received six Pro Bowl selections and five first-team All-Pro selections while playing for the Chicago Bears (1958-59) and the Dallas Cowboys (1961-1973).

Cecil Isbell: Tailback/Defensive Back/Halfback (1938-1942)

Of Isbell’s five playing years with the Green Bay Packers (1938-1942), he had four Pro Bowl appearances.

Joe Klecko: Defensive End/Defensive Tackle/Nose Tackle (1977-1988)

A member of the famed “New York Sack Exchange,” this defensive powerhouse had four Pro Bowl selections and two first-team All-Pro honors in his 12-year NFL career, all spent with the New York Jets.

Bob Kuechenberg: Guard/Tackle/Center (1970-1983)

A member of the Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame and a six-time Pro Bowler, Kuechenberg spent the entirety of his 14-year career as a member of the Dolphins.

Eddie Meador: Cornerback (1959-1970)

Meador played his entire career with the Los Angeles Rams, where he earned selection to two first-team All-Pro teams and six Pro Bowls. He is a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1960s. He finished his career with 46 interceptions, which remains a Rams franchise record.

Tommy Nobis: Linebacker (1966-1976)

Nobis was the first player the expansion Atlanta Falcons drafted and played his entire career in Atlanta. He won NFL Rookie of the Year, played in five Pro Bowls, selected first-team All-Pro (1967) and is a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1960s.

Ken Riley: Cornerback (1969-1983)

Riley played his entire career with the Cincinnati Bengals and recorded 65 career interceptions, more than any other player not already in the Hall of Fame and the most by a player who saw action exclusively at cornerback. He was named first-team All-Pro in his final season.

Sterling Sharpe: Wide Receiver (1988-1994)

Sharpe made five Pro Bowls and three first-team All-Pro teams during his seven-year career with the Green Bay Packers. His 18 touchdown receptions in his final season is still good for third best all-time.

Everson Walls: Cornerback (1981-1993)

Playing most of his career with the Dallas Cowboys, Walls made three first-team All-Pro teams, four Pro Bowls and led the NFL in interceptions three times while in Dallas. He finished his career with the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns and helped New York to victory in Super Bowl XXV.

COACH/CONTRIBUTOR (12)

Roone Arledge: Television industry executive and producer whose creativity, leadership and technical innovations revolutionized the presentation of both news and sports.

Don Coryell: An innovative coach whose “Air Coryell” offense produced some of the most dynamic passing attacks in NFL history. Posted a career record of 114-89-1 in 14 seasons.

Mike Holmgren: Head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1992-98 and the Seattle Seahawks from 1999-2008, posting a career record of 174-122-0 in his 17 seasons.

Frank “Bucko” Kilroy: Worked in player personnel and scouting for the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys. He was the Patriots’ general manager from 1979 to 1982 and vice president from 1983 to 1993.

Robert Kraft: Owner, Chairman and CEO of the New England Patriots since 1994. His teams have won six Super Bowls.

Art Modell: Owner of the Cleveland Browns from 1961-1995 and Baltimore Ravens from 1996- 2011. Credited with helping League achieve dramatic increases in television revenue.

Buddy Parker: Head coach of the Chicago Cardinals (1949), Detroit Lions (1951-56) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (1957-1964). Won two NFL titles with Lions and posted 107-76-9 overall record in 15 seasons.

Dan Reeves: Head coach of the Denver Broncos (1981-1992), New York Giants (1993-96) and the Atlanta Falcons (1997-2003). In 23 seasons, posted an overall record of 201-174-2.

Art Rooney Jr.: Employed with the Steelers since 1961, from 1964 through 1986, worked in the Steelers’ Scouting Department. Currently a Steelers vice president and member of the Board of Directors.

Mike Shanahan: Head coach of the Los Angeles Raiders (1988-89), Denver Broncos (1995- 2008) and the Washington Redskins (2010-13). In 20 seasons, posted an overall record of 178-144-0 with victories in two Super Bowls.

Clark Shaughnessy: Head coach of the Los Angeles Rams from 1948-49 (14-7-3 record) and longtime assistant coach for the Washington Redskins from 1944-47 and Chicago Bears from 1951-1962. Credited with modernizing the T formation.

John Wooten: Director of Pro Scouting for the Dallas Cowboys from 1975 to 1991. Created Player Development programs for the NFL in 1991. Vice President/Player Personnel for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1992 and Assistant Director, Pro/College Scouting for the Baltimore Ravens until his retirement in 2002. In 2003, Wooten became chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, a position he held until 2019.

*Press Release


NFL and SiriusXM sign five-year extension 07.26.22

*The National Football League and SiriusXM announced today a five-year extension of their broadcasting and marketing agreement. SiriusXM and the NFL have been teaming up to deliver fans NFL games and exclusive content since 2004 and their new agreement extends their relationship beyond two decades.

Under the terms of this new agreement, SiriusXM becomes the exclusive third-party audio provider of every NFL game across North America. SiriusXM subscribers will continue to get access to every NFL game live through Super Bowl LXI in 2027 on SiriusXM radio and on the SXM App, as well as SiriusXM NFL Radio, SiriusXM’s 24/7 radio channel dedicated entirely to the NFL.

The SXM App offers 32 NFL team channels, each dedicated to carrying the official radio broadcast for each NFL team, making it easy for fans to find and listen to their favorite team’s announcers for every game. Starting this season, each team channel on the SXM App will now also feature the team’s pre- and post-game shows before and after every game. All 32 team channels are also available in vehicles equipped with SiriusXM 360L radios.SiriusXM will offer additional team-focused content from NFL clubs – including coaches shows, press conferences and more – to subscribers on the SXM App.

SiriusXM NFL Radio (channel 88) offers the most in-depth audio coverage of the NFL. The daily programming lineup features shows hosted by NFL experts and interviews with players, coaches and executives from around the league, live coverage of marquee NFL events like the Super Bowl, NFL Draft, NFL Combine, training camps, owners’ meetings and more.

Every Sunday during the season, the channel offers an exclusive live show, SiriusXM NFL Sunday Drive, that takes listeners in and out of multiple live game broadcasts so they can hear the day’s biggest plays and most exciting game action in one place, accompanied by live analysis and one-on-one postgame interviews with the day’s star players.

“We are pleased to continue our agreement with SiriusXM,” said Brian Rolapp, the NFL’s Chief Media and Business Officer. “SiriusXM continues to be an important part of the NFL family, providing fans access to live game audio as well as all the news and information around their favorite teams in addition to SiriusXM’s great 24/7, 365 League coverage on SiriusXM NFL Radio.”

“The popularity of the NFL, and the passion of their fans, is extraordinary. Since 2004 the NFL has been an important component of SiriusXM’s programming lineup as we deliver those fans exceptional access to all their favorite teams,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “We couldn’t be more pleased to now be expanding our relationship with the league, ensuring our listeners will continue to get comprehensive access to the NFL.”

As an Official NFL Sponsor and the exclusive third-party audio provider to distribute every NFL game across North America SiriusXM will continue to have rights to use the NFL ‘shield’ logo and collective NFL team trademarks. For more information and a schedule of NFL games on SiriusXM, visit www.SiriusXM.com/NFL.

*Press Release


Jets/Giants fans can now order food/drinks from phone at stadium 07.26.22

*EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The New York Giants, New York Jets, and MetLife Stadium today announced an official partnership with Waitr Inc., soon to be known as ASAP, as the exclusive mobile ordering platform at MetLife Stadium. For the first time ever, fans will be able to order food and beverages right from their phones during concerts at MetLife Stadium. Additionally, fans can use the ASAP platform to place mobile orders at all Jets and Giants home games with their platform integrated into each team’s app for a seamless mobile ordering experience from concession stands throughout MetLife Stadium, such as Boardwalk Fryer, Franks, and Nonna Fusco’s. The five-year partnership marks the largest deployment of Waitr’s ASAP platform within an NFL venue to date.
“Partnering with MetLife Stadium to deliver an exciting, new and convenient service to their fans, marks an important milestone for us,” said Carl Grimstad, CEO and Chairman of Waitr Holdings Inc., the parent company of Waitr. “Our proprietary in-stadium ordering technology will offer millions of sports and music fans each year, an opportunity to ‘stay in the moment’ and never wait in line for their favorite food and drinks,” said Grimstad. “There is nothing better than experiencing the thrill of a live in-person concert or NFL game. We are thrilled to enhance that experience at MetLife Stadium for years to come by providing what we consider an essential service to their legions of fans.”
Fans can enjoy the benefits of ordering on the ASAP platform right from their seats at all Giants and Jets home games this season, as well as during all other events at MetLife Stadium. Fans may continue to place their orders directly on the Jets or Giants Mobile App or may download and place their orders on the ASAP App, which will feature in-app promotions and fan sweepstakes throughout the season. With notifications enabled, fans will be alerted when their order is ready for pickup. In addition, ASAP platform brand ambassadors will be stationed throughout the Stadium to bolster overall fan experience and educate fans on mobile ordering.
“We are excited to partner with ASAP to provide fans with an expedited food and beverage experience at MetLife Stadium,” said Jeff Fernandez, VP of Business Development + Ventures for the New York Jets. “They have an elite technology stack enabling our fans to order easily on their mobile phones, skip the concession lines, and pick up their order without missing any of the game action.”
“The addition of mobile ordering has been an important part of our enhanced concessions experience and partnering with Waitr to use their best-in-class ASAP platform will continue to expand what we can offer to our fans at games and concerts going forward,” said Giants Chief Commercial Officer, Pete Guelli.
*Press Release

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