The Baltimore Ravens didn’t just watch game tape to help them prepare for their Week One game against the New York Jets. They also watched HBO.
Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron says that by watching Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the New York Jets, he learned some information he wouldn’t otherwise know about the Jets’ defense, information he can apply to the game plan he’s preparing for their game on Monday night.
“Yeah, there was probably a lot revealed in that strategically, the way I viewed it,” Cameron said. “At least what we were jotting down. There was a lot of stuff in there strategically.”
The Jets have embraced their role on Hard Knocks and said they love showing off what they do to the rest of the league. But some coaches have said they would never allow cameras inside their locker rooms, team meetings and practice sessions.
The Ravens apparently fall into the latter camp, and they think that by seeing what the Jets were doing in training camp they have a better chance of beating the Jets in the regular season.
Can an hour a week of reality TV really give the Ravens a leg up? We’ll find out on Monday night.