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Revis's return highlights "Hard Knocks" finale

The news of the week for the New York Jets was the arrival of cornerback Darrelle Revis, who ended his holdout and signed a new contract. The final episode of Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the New York Jets offered some insight into how that holdout ended.

It ended, as we already knew, when Jets coach Rex Ryan and owner Woody Johnson flew to Florida for a personal visit with Revis. But we didn’t know just how frustrated Ryan was as he began to prepare for what he seemed to think would be a regular-season opener without Revis on the roster.

“It’s a f–king joke,” Ryan said of Revis refusing to agree to the Jets’ terms. “Three years left on a f–king contract.”

Eventually Revis signed and Ryan was happy. But Hard Knocks is at its best when dealing not with stars like Revis, but with marginal players who are fighting for a roster spot. As always, the show featured plenty of brutally candid assessments of such players.

Rookie linebacker Cory Reamer, who was a starter on Alabama’s national championship team last season, was used as an example of the difference between college and pro football. In a meeting of the Jets’ coaches, it was pointed out that Reamer was a star on Saturday but can’t hack it on Sunday because “the men play on Sunday.”

And when Rex Ryan saw Brashton Satele make a mistake, he spat out, “Look
at this f–king kid doesn’t even know where to line up.”

Those candid assessments lead to the most painful part of Hard Knocks: When players are told they’re being cut. For many of these young men, the NFL Films cameras are capturing their dreams being shattered.

“We can’t keep everybody,” Ryan said told the team. “That’s the nature of this business.”

What Hard Knocks does so extraordinarily well is give football fans an up close and personal view of the nature of the business.

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  1. Mumakata says: Sep 8, 2010 11:00 PM

    Hate the Jets and thier fans, loved Hard Knocks. Was a great show. Now bring on Eastbound and Down!

  2. Wonderlicker says: Sep 8, 2010 11:08 PM

    Soap opera for dudes. Do you all cry into your hankies?

  3. robert ethen says: Sep 8, 2010 11:17 PM

    After two years of having their eardrums assaulted by Rex the Fatty Tissue Encased Hearted, Jet personnel have changed the sign on the door to read “Knock Hard”.

  4. dlr4skins says: Sep 8, 2010 11:20 PM

    The best thing about this seaon starting is that this FAT, LOUD SNOUTed PIG will be off the air (and more than likely wondering why the losses are mounting).
    How can you watch this guy? Embaressed for him. Jets will NOT make the playoffs with that offense.
    Bevis will be injured by week 4.

  5. QotSA says: Sep 8, 2010 11:21 PM

    I agree with Mumakata.
    Bring on Kenny F’n Powers!

  6. JetLove214 says: Sep 8, 2010 11:23 PM

    Ok, now here comes all the Jet haters. Only thing I can’t understand is why even comment or be concerned with a Jet posting if you dislike the club so much. I obviously can’t stand the Patriots or Miami and guess what? It has never even crossed my mind to check their postings much less take the time to write on one of them. Hey maybe I’m the crazy one

  7. NY Olive says: Sep 8, 2010 11:23 PM

    Although HBO did a great job, that wasn’t a quarterback walking onto the field at the end of the story. Have fun with your money Revis… Boldin, Who’sYoMama followed by Moss and Welker. You can’t cover them all, and neither will the Jets. Superbowl or bust? Bust.

  8. j.e.t.s. suck suck suck says: Sep 8, 2010 11:31 PM

    Who effing cares, it’s the jets. I can get better entertainment value watching turds circle the the porcelain bowl…the only bowl the jets will see.

  9. Hawkeye says: Sep 8, 2010 11:35 PM

    Hard knocks proved Ryan is a complete buffoon. This clown actually goes all out to win pre season games. Look at the pre season won lost records of teams like the Colts, Pats, or Eagles and you see that smart teams are more interested in properly grading young talent and preparing their teams for the season. Jets will be lucky to win eight games this year and Hard Knocks exposed them as frauds.

  10. KD says: Sep 8, 2010 11:39 PM

    “It’s a f–king joke,” Ryan said of Revis refusing to agree to the Jets’ terms. “Three years left on a f–king contract.”
    Hey, Rex. How many years did you have left on your contract before signing that extension a couple months ago? Three years? Yea, shut up…

  11. quadya says: Sep 8, 2010 11:40 PM

    @wonderlicker
    hilarious dude…..

  12. Dryheave says: Sep 8, 2010 11:42 PM

    sorry……but people act differently when they know they are being FILMED…..reality MY ASS!…..you people are so naive

  13. Terrell Blowens says: Sep 8, 2010 11:45 PM

    I can tell Florio didn’t write this, because if he did, he would have explained his conspiracy theory that probably goes something like this: Revis and the Jets planned the holdout and acted for the cameras so that they could get the ultimate finale for Hard Knocks! It was a fantastically executed plan!

  14. txtumbleweed says: Sep 8, 2010 11:55 PM

    I haven’t watched it and don’t plan to. I get enough of the Jets and their garbage mouthed coach on regular news.

  15. Mumakata says: Sep 8, 2010 11:57 PM

    You feel like a big manly man now, wonderbuttlicker? Oooh, tough guy.

  16. Big J says: Sep 9, 2010 12:01 AM

    Why didn’t the Redskins acccept Albert the way the Jets accepted Revis?

  17. Marcinik07 says: Sep 9, 2010 12:07 AM

    Recent studies show that this site will permanently reduce 20% of your brain function with daily use over a year.

  18. coco says: Sep 9, 2010 12:17 AM

    10 hard-hitting predictions for 2010
    1. Whether with Jason Campbell or Bruce Gradkowski under center, the Oakland Raiders are playoff-bound for the first time since 2002.
    2.The New York Jets, everybody’s favorite to win the Super Bowl in July, start the season off with back-to-back losses at home to Baltimore and New England and ultimately fail to make the playoffs.
    3.Green Bay’s Jermichael Finley emerges as the league’s premier tight end in his third NFL season, catching 90 balls, scoring double-digit touchdowns, and winning millions of American men fantasy league titles nationwide.
    4.Rex Grossman starts more games than Donovan McNabb in Washington and plays as well, if not better, than Kevin Kolb in Philadelphia.
    5. Jordan Shipley emerges as a stud third receiver in the Bengals offense, putting together a breakout rookie season similar to the one Austin Collie had in Indianapolis last year.
    6.The Bills finish with the league’s worst record and draft either Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett or Washington QB Jake Locker with the first overall pick in next April’s draft.
    7.The 2010 AFC Pro Bowl quarterbacks: Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers and Carson Palmer. Tom Brady, Joe Flacco and Matt Schaub find themselves on the outside looking in.
    8.Both receivers named Mike Williams — the rookie on the Bucs and one-time Lions draft bust now on the Seahawks — have big years for their respective teams, proving their respective critics wrong.
    9.Of all the big-name rookie safeties in the NFL this season — Eric Berry, Earl Thomas, Nate Allen, Taylor Mays — it’s Cleveland’s T.J. Ward who has the best first-year campaign.
    10. Everybody’s darlings, the Houston Texans, fail to qualify for the postseason for the ninth straight year.

  19. ddboone says: Sep 9, 2010 12:19 AM

    I hope this team goes 2-14. The arrogance and lack of character will hurt this team. Did HK profile ONE leader? ONE interesting story with a player? It was all about rex, wimpy royal tannebaum and revis. Trainwreck waiting to happen. can’t wait.

  20. afiresnake says: Sep 9, 2010 12:25 AM

    “Ryan said told the team”
    “Look at this f–king kid doesn’t even know how to line up his words.”

  21. mannyfresh209 says: Sep 9, 2010 12:27 AM

    Go lick some wonders, good day.

  22. Sactown49er says: Sep 9, 2010 12:29 AM

    It was all staged. How desperate!! Pathetic. They suck and their coach is still fat

  23. NYMets says: Sep 9, 2010 12:35 AM

    Glad it’s over.

  24. harloeisdead says: Sep 9, 2010 1:11 AM

    # Mumakata says: September 8, 2010 11:00 PM
    Hate the Jets and thier fans, loved Hard Knocks. Was a great show. Now bring on Eastbound and Down!
    YES

  25. SomeGuyInIowa says: Sep 9, 2010 1:21 AM

    Contract signed/season finale…no coincidence there, nope

  26. Raider Pride says: Sep 9, 2010 1:36 AM

    Mr, Florio.
    When is the first law suit coming from a player like “Brashron Satele” Claiming that this national exposure on T.V. about a single mistake has diminished his opportunity to get another offer, or another chance with another NFL Team?
    You are a legal mind. Tell me if I am wrong, but I see a law suit being born.

  27. patpatriotagain says: Sep 9, 2010 1:37 AM

    It was so entertaining the players even enjoyed the program with hamburgers, peanuts, popcorn, and cotton candy. a regular circus! 7-9

  28. OJPimpson says: Sep 9, 2010 1:38 AM

    And it couldn’t have been scripted lol. @ Mumakata. Can’t wait for East bound and down.. Also looking forward to that AC based old school mob series…

  29. LowVoltage says: Sep 9, 2010 1:55 AM

    ‘ I hate them! I hate them!’ Please, grow up. As Ryan said, pro football is a man’s game.

  30. Kirk says: Sep 9, 2010 1:59 AM

    Chauncey Washington =(

  31. jcjets says: Sep 9, 2010 2:41 AM

    It seems kind of a shame westhoff was never given the chance to be a head coach. He’s great!

  32. calraider says: Sep 9, 2010 6:12 AM

    Hard Knocks was so good this year that it really made me Hate the Jets, I swear I would pull for ANY NFC team, usually something I would only say about Chargers and Broncos

  33. jharmon64 says: Sep 9, 2010 6:54 AM

    I love pro football and also watch a reality show from time to time. But this does not interest me. I saw some of the first year (Baltimore?) and it was pretty good. But once was enough.

  34. RedsDouche says: Sep 9, 2010 8:00 AM

    dlr4skins says:
    September 8, 2010 11:20 PM
    The best thing about this seaon starting is that this FAT, LOUD SNOUTed PIG will be off the air (and more than likely wondering why the losses are mounting).
    How can you watch this guy? Embaressed for him. Jets will NOT make the playoffs with that offense.
    Bevis will be injured by week 4.
    ————————————————
    While I agree with your point, I’m embarrassed for you that you cannot spell embarrassed.

  35. jetsjetsjets says: Sep 9, 2010 8:27 AM

    For all you Rex haters, here’s a clue:
    He clearly doesn’t give a sh!t about what YOU or anyone else in the NFL thinks. And it’s so damn refreshing. All he cares about is motivating his guys….and it works. So keep getting fired up about his trash talking, and so will the Jets on their way to the Superbowl.
    Gotta love the PFT tough guys with computer muscles…I’d love to see what you’d say to Big Rex’s face. He’d destroy you.

  36. EY says: Sep 9, 2010 8:48 AM

    Hawkeye: Hard knocks proved Ryan is a complete buffoon. This clown actually goes all out to win pre season games.

    Which is why he didn’t play a single starter besides Holmes in the game featured last night.

    KD: Hey, Rex. How many years did you have left on your contract before signing that extension a couple months ago? Three years? Yea, shut up…

    Did Rex refuse to coach until he was given a new contract?

    For some of these morons, there’s nothing that could have happened on this show that wouldn’t have been manipulated into Jets Hate.

  37. ninevel says: Sep 9, 2010 8:54 AM

    Hard Knocks is interesting, but the swearing – it got to stop. You do not have to be a tough guy to swear. It’s true about the show. It makes you want to root for the Dolphins, Patriot or the Bills to win. The funny thing is team who tries to win the pre-season usually don’t play well during regular season. I’m not saying the jets will, but you never know.
    I’m not convince that Mark Sanchez is ready to lead the Jets. He seems to get rattle a lot.

  38. Hugh Jorgan says: Sep 9, 2010 8:58 AM

    JetLove214 says:
    Ok, now here comes all the Jet haters. Only thing I can’t understand is why even comment or be concerned with a Jet posting if you dislike the club so much. I obviously can’t stand the Patriots or Miami and guess what? It has never even crossed my mind to check their postings much less take the time to write on one of them. Hey maybe I’m the crazy one
    ==========================
    JetLove, you aren’t the crazy one. You’re the mature one. I also don’t troll Patriot or Fins posts, so that makes two of us. 150% agree with your post.
    Rex said no less than 10 times that he wished he could keep everyone, but the roster had to be cut by the end of last weekend, per NFL rules. Satele spent most of camp riding a bicycle because of injury, then repeatedly missing his mark when he got his reps. No lawsuit there, Raider Pride. Satele’s profile was a big part of this season, and the Jets choice was clear by the 5th episode.
    ddboone, did you miss all the profiles (Cromartie, Taylor, Sanchez, etc), and the inside look at the locker room and team meetings? You should have watched more than 10 minutes of the last episode before commenting.
    J.E.T.S. suck suck suck…you should spend half as much time being a fan of whatever your team is and less time trolling and hating on the Jets. Most of the time you just sound like an ass. Other times I don’t bother reading the mindless, grade school stupidity you post. See JetLove’s post: I think he’s talking to you.
    And yes, Westhoff is great!! Love his attitude and knowledge.
    Good season!

  39. sportsbruh3 says: Sep 9, 2010 9:04 AM

    LOL@Soap Opera for men….We need more of these.
    Minus the OBSESE LOUD MOUTH windbag that NOBODY wants to be.
    The End, when Revis showed up was Climatic. Revis is a cool guy. Unlike so many selfish, rude, and obnoxious players…Revis was trying to protect his CAREER. No matter what inferior men might say about this. He did not want to go out like Leon Washington. And for that, his hold-out and future hold-outs are worth undertaking.

  40. I *heart* Florio says: Sep 9, 2010 9:09 AM

    I can see it now, ‘We are the Champions’ is playing (prematurely), Revis is wiping his a$$ with stacks of bennies, and Rex is sucking down lard like theres no tomorrow all while ownership is panhandling outside the new stadium that they cant sell out.
    Awesome….

  41. BaltimoreRatBasher says: Sep 9, 2010 9:26 AM

    Rex. Get ready for Monday night.

  42. PSURavens says: Sep 9, 2010 9:39 AM

    The end almost made me puke, they have Revis come in and lead them in the final team huddle. Instead of saying 1-2-3 Jets, I thought he was going to say 1-2-3 Revis.

  43. petro says: Sep 9, 2010 10:16 AM

    At the end of the day it comes down to whether or not Sanchez can lead them to scoring TD’s. I’m not a Jets fan and am indifferent to them but they obviously have a great D, and solid running game but you need to throw the ball…enough in order to win. Sanchez has to prove he can take care of the ball and not just have them settle for FG’s.

  44. Curtis Martin's HOF Speech says: Sep 9, 2010 10:23 AM

    Can’t wait for MNF. I think Baltimore (when healthy) is the team to beat in the AFC. It’s should be a good game as long as Sanchez plays smart and protects the football. DIAL IT UP REX! IT’S ON!

  45. StreetBaller says: Sep 9, 2010 10:31 AM

    I loved the show. And it’s true that the best storylines are about the unheralded guys trying to make it. You feel for Chauncey Washington. And God, I hope Woodhead makes it!
    As to Hawkeye…you are dead wrong. Rex is not obssessed with winning preseason games…that’s why no one who will be starting this Monday played at all. But, every coach expects that the players he has out there go all out to play well and win…Did you listen to what he said at halftime. He didn’t talk about winning, he talked about playing to get a job.
    If you can’t see they punished McKnight and rewarded Woodhead with an opportunity, then you probably didn’t even watch.

  46. Mumakata says: Sep 9, 2010 10:38 AM

    # OJPimpson says: September 9, 2010 1:38 AM
    And it couldn’t have been scripted lol. @ Mumakata. Can’t wait for East bound and down.. Also looking forward to that AC based old school mob series…
    ————————————————–
    Yeah, that looks good, and the Lombardi show planned for December looks great, too.
    —————————————————
    # KD says: September 8, 2010 11:39 PM
    “It’s a f–king joke,” Ryan said of Revis refusing to agree to the Jets’ terms. “Three years left on a f–king contract.”
    Hey, Rex. How many years did you have left on your contract before signing that extension a couple months ago? Three years? Yea, shut up…
    Do you understand the difference between a contract extension and holding out to get a new contract? Yeah, didn’t think so.

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