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Joe McKnight refuses to watch Hard Knocks

Jets running back Joe McKnight had the right idea.

After hearing that he would be featured in Wednesday’s episode of Hard Knocks, he refused to watch.  But that didn’t prevent him from hearing all about it.

McKnight also said sternly that he had been told every word in the show that was said about him. Not a fun topic for the rookie,” Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post wrote Thursday.

We can imagine.  McKnight looked tentative, ineffective, and not terribly interested in being a pro football player at times.  He struggled mentally to keep up.

“I don’t know if he’s here or not,” McKnight’s position coach said about him.

Rex Ryan screamed at McKnight from the sidelines during the preseason game to “stop tiptoeing” and to “drop your nuts.”

Basically, the kid looked like a disaster and we’d wonder about his spot on the roster if the Jets had any viable alternatives for the No. 3 running back job.  While we’re here, a few more highlights from last night’s episode:

1. Bart Scott said McKnight is probably just pissed because he had to take a paycut after playing at USC.

2. Mark Brunell said he wouldn’t introduce Mark Sanchez to his 18-year-old daughter: “I like the kid, but not that much.”

3. Rex Ryan was very confident in LaDainian Tomlinson’s abilities behind closed doors, sarcastically listing everything LT2 wasn’t supposed to be able to do.  “I love being right,” Ryan said.

4. Ryan continually said Vernon Gholston’s “nuts were dropping” in front of his very eyes.  Then the coaches talked about arranging for Gholston to get into a fight to bring his toughness out.  “It wouldn’t be the first time,” Ryan said when talking about staged fights.

(And yes, the fight went off the next day.)

5. Mark Sanchez struggled with his confidence in meetings rooms and during the preseason opener.  “Heck of a way to start the year,” Sanchez said after throwing an interception on his first preseason pass.

Mark Brunell’s response:”That’s not the year. It’s preseason.”

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21 Responses to “Joe McKnight refuses to watch Hard Knocks”
  1. robert ethen says: Aug 19, 2010 12:13 PM

    Back in the day this stuff was called a Buddy flick.

  2. stiller43 says: Aug 19, 2010 12:14 PM

    2. Mark Brunell said he wouldn’t introduce Mark Sanchez to his 18-year-old daughter: “I like the kid, but not that much.”
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    Whoa. I wouldn’t introduce him to my daughter if she looked like that either.

  3. NJBoysFan says: Aug 19, 2010 12:21 PM

    Bart Scott’s comment was too funny. And sadly probably too true. Joe McKnight did not look like an NFL player. He looked like he felt he didn’t belong. The kid was amazing in HS down in LA. I remember reading a piece about him, after Hurricane Katrina. But he wasn’t spectacular at USC. And doesn’t appear to have the juice.

  4. FireJerryJones says: Aug 19, 2010 12:21 PM

    Rex seems to tal about guys’ nuts a lot.

  5. godlovestebowbuthatesyou says: Aug 19, 2010 12:27 PM

    Give me a call, Rex. I’ll put the Gholston in a muay thai clinch and make the goofball tap out.

  6. cbrianwatkins says: Aug 19, 2010 12:32 PM

    5. “Heck of a way two start the year,” Sanchez said after throwing an interception on his first preseason pass.
    ?? really? is it too much to ask for some proofreading? make it at least seem as if you guys are professionals
    does anyone from NBC even look at the content here? they should be ashamed

  7. Duck Fallas says: Aug 19, 2010 12:33 PM

    Brunell should really reconsider regarding his daughter. Sanchez is pulling in decent money and might help out with some of his debts.

  8. BBB82 says: Aug 19, 2010 12:37 PM

    1. Bart Scott’s comment is hilarious.
    2. Ryan talks about nuts a lot. Has he been hanging out with Braylon?
    3. A great replacement for McKnight would be Leon Washing……oh wait…..

  9. Hugh Jorgan says: Aug 19, 2010 12:58 PM

    Oh yeah, McKnight has the right idea in not watching last night’s show. They were riding his jock hard for a good portion of the final edited hour. Ladanian was trying to mentor and him offer advice on the sidelines, but the poor kid needs a serious confidence boost.

  10. superb owl says: Aug 19, 2010 1:03 PM

    brian, nbc doesnt proofread (or read, for that matter) THEIR posts.
    they only proofread (read: read. delete. expel poster.) OUR posts.
    understand?

  11. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 19, 2010 1:10 PM

    “3. A great replacement for McKnight would be Leon Washing……oh wait…..”
    ————————————————
    Wait a minute now. Just a short few weeks ago the jests fans were telling the world how Leon wasn’t going to be missed because this guy was every bit as good if not better. Now I’m confused.
    And I’m kind of worried for the jests fans too. Rexy does seem to talk about nuts a lot. Anyone want to make a bet on the color of his crotchless panties?

  12. db3300 says: Aug 19, 2010 1:18 PM

    ‘”Heck of a way to start the year,” Sanchez said after throwing an interception on his first preseason pass.’
    Maybe now the NFL network will stop airing that ignorant commercial about the TD Sanchez threw in his 1st pass as a rookie. If your biggest highlight is something you did in the pre-season, maybe you just aren’t that good. Sanchez was a below average QB in the regular season so he’s probably happy that he even had a commercial.

  13. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Aug 19, 2010 1:21 PM

    Ryan continually said Vernon Gholston’s “nuts were dropping” in front of his very eyes.
    ________________
    Well if they were dropping right in front of his eyes, that must mean Rex Ryan can actually do a handstand. Good work, Fatty.

  14. mofo says: Aug 19, 2010 2:08 PM

    1. Sanchez carries himself like a pouty little girl.
    2. Rex is obsessed with guys’ nuts.

  15. overkil2 says: Aug 19, 2010 2:17 PM

    Sorry Skippy, but the jury is still out on L.T.
    Let’s see what he does when the season starts then, maybe, you may be right.

  16. brasho says: Aug 19, 2010 2:51 PM

    Guys are wondering if McKnight even likes football… and then he skips out on watching his own team on a football show. Heard he was watching “Medium”.
    Bart Scott’s line was stolen from the set of College Gameday when Craig James stated that he stated he stayed until his senior season in college to play pro and one of the other guys said, “That’s because you didn’t want to take the pay cut to play professionally”. It was a great line that embarrassed the crap out of James, who went to SMU, which got the NCAA death penalty not long after James left.

  17. Child Please! says: Aug 19, 2010 3:03 PM

    You forgot to mention Sanchez bitching about the extra 59 cents for ranch dressing with his pizza. I guess $28 million guaranteed doesn’t go as far as it used to.

  18. watatweest says: Aug 19, 2010 3:13 PM

    “Ryan continually said Vernon Gholston’s “nuts were dropping” in front of his very eyes.”
    I guess Vernon Gholston must be tea-bagging Rex quite a bit then.

  19. granadafan says: Aug 19, 2010 4:03 PM

    Sad but true about McKnight. LA doesn’t need a pro team as it already has one in South Central. McKnight was the object of an investigation for driving around in an expensive SUV that wasn’t his. It was owned by a company called, “United States China Marketing” (USC Marketing).
    I kid you not.

  20. mwcarolina says: Aug 20, 2010 12:55 AM

    First off, Joe McKnight will be fine in time, if not, then i hope he gets traded to a team i like and gets better there.
    (2. Mark Brunell said he wouldn’t introduce Mark Sanchez to his 18-year-old daughter: “I like the kid, but not that much.”)
    Well, his daughter is beautiful, but i find it funny that he wont introduce them.

  21. kev86 says: Aug 20, 2010 10:03 AM

    Pizza place def. spit in Sanchez’ food for haggling over a couple of cents.
    Sanchez not paying attention to his coach made him look like a real schoolgirl.
    McKnight still on anyones fantasy draftboard?
    Jets lack of depth was pretty exposed.
    Comratie should really be able to rattle off first 6 or 7 kids names. Can forgive him for forgetting the last half a dozen or so.

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