Gang Gripe keeps finding new sources of potential conflict. The latest comes from the ongoing application of the time-honored concept, “If you can’t beat ‘em, wave your arms and yell really loud instead.”
According to Adam Schein of FOXSports.com, Jets owner Woody Johnson and coach Rex Ryan disagree on whether the team should open its doors to the Hard Knocks series in 2012. Amazingly, Rex is the one pushing for discretion.
Per Schein, Johnson has told HBO that he wants the Jets to do the show. (Schein also reports that the Jaguars have volunteered for the assignment.) Johnson hopes to dominate the local headlines in August, taking attention away from the Giants and baseball. Rex, however, wants to get away from the circus atmosphere, an ironic sentiment given that he’s been the primary barker every since taking the job.
Hopefully Johnson can at a minimum get NFL Films to capture the in-house debates regarding whether to do the show.