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Jets ruled out for Hard Knocks

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Despite the previous report that the Jets were still in the mix to be featured on Hard Knocks, it now appears that we won’t be hearing any Rex Ryan F-bombs on HBO this summer.

The Jets will not be the featured team on Hard Knocks this year, Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News reports.

It’s easy to see why HBO would want the Jets: They were highly entertaining when they were on the show two years ago, and the arrival of Tim Tebow has generated a new storyline featuring arguably the NFL’s most popular player. A return of the Jets would be appointment viewing that would drive fans to subscribe to HBO.

But it’s also easy to see why the Jets wouldn’t be interested: Ryan has acknowledged that there were problems in the locker room last year that he needs to fix this year, and the presence of cameras for a reality TV show would be much more likely to serve as a distraction than to enhance the locker room environment. From the Jets’ perspective, turning down HBO is the right call.

So if the Jets aren’t on the show, who will be? HBO says that hasn’t been decided yet. Which probably means no NFL coach has been convinced yet that allowing cameras into his team meetings is a good idea.

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38 Responses to “Jets ruled out for Hard Knocks”
  1. elmaxoh says: May 11, 2012 9:05 AM

    No Hard Knocks this year …

  2. rooneyruleblues says: May 11, 2012 9:06 AM

    The word is HBO calculated the amount of money it would take to feed Rex Ryan in between takes and it was just not cost effective.

  3. RexCanCoach says: May 11, 2012 9:06 AM

    Good. Once is enough Rex.

    Get the team back up to Cortland for camp this year and come together. Having training camp in NJ last year was awful but necessary. Getting the team back to upstate NY, focus on football similar to 2009, 2010 is the key to the path back to NFL playoffs.

  4. homelanddefense says: May 11, 2012 9:10 AM

    Tebow is the most popular player in the league? I guess the jersey sales and stuff like that would point to such a conclusion.

    However I have never talked to a person that isnt sick of hearing about the guy.

  5. polarbear71 says: May 11, 2012 9:13 AM

    Jets ruled out for Hard Knocks…GOOD !!!

  6. marty2019 says: May 11, 2012 9:17 AM

    The Jaguars have actually volunteered to be on Hard Knocks. I’m sure HBO is going to try every single other team before they settle on the Jaguars. In fact, they may cancel the whole thing rather than have the Jaguars on Hard Knocks.

  7. pistolsmoke says: May 11, 2012 9:20 AM

    Make it the Vikings. Just got approved for new stadium, Ponder tries to be the new leader, AP’s working to come back strong after torn ACL and MCL, Jared Allen is hilarious, the GM use to work for ESPN so he’s not shy from the camera, and they aren’t going to do well this year, so it’s not like the team is scared that it could hurt their season.

  8. 2dollarpbrs says: May 11, 2012 9:22 AM

    Too bad Tebow really could have used some more media coverage

  9. truthhurtstoo says: May 11, 2012 9:25 AM

    There is no path back to the playoff for the jets. History foretells it.

  10. realitypolice says: May 11, 2012 9:28 AM

    As much as I love this show, I have never understood why any team would volunteer to be on it.

  11. bearsrulepackdrool says: May 11, 2012 9:28 AM

    Denver?

  12. piratefreedom says: May 11, 2012 9:28 AM

    homelanddefense says: May 11, 2012 9:10 AM

    Tebow is the most popular player in the league? I guess the jersey sales and stuff like that would point to such a conclusion.

    However I have never talked to a person that isnt sick of hearing about the guy.

    The two aren’t mutually exclusive.
    I like Tebow a great deal but if you talked to me your streak would still be intact.

    I wish the Jets were on hard knocks this year though despite Tebow, Rex is fun to watch and anything that distracts and diminishes the Jets is fine by this Pats fan.

  13. shackdelrio says: May 11, 2012 9:31 AM

    “A return of the Jets would be appointment viewing that would drive fans to subscribe to HBO”

    It would drive me to cancel HBO

  14. sj39 says: May 11, 2012 9:36 AM

    It’s going to be fun watching Tebow shut up the critics (again) this year.

  15. tunescribe says: May 11, 2012 9:37 AM

    What a disappointment. I told my nephew we couldn’t get to the circus this year but that we might see it on television. (He’s a big fan of Chuckles the Clown.)

  16. mushroommike says: May 11, 2012 9:37 AM

    The Jets were so desperate to appear on the show. It really was pretty sad.

  17. f0rem4n says: May 11, 2012 9:49 AM

    Lion’s would be great fun to watch, but they nixed the idea last year.

    Any coach that takes part in this show is putting personal fame before winning. No cheap reality show will give them as much fame as a Super Bowl ring, so I hope they all say no.

  18. abninf says: May 11, 2012 9:59 AM

    Dallas would bring in the most viewers obviously.

  19. caseyanthonymunoz says: May 11, 2012 10:12 AM

    In related news, Jets also ruled out of Super Bowl (again).

  20. propertyofthebroncos says: May 11, 2012 10:12 AM

    Denver already turned them down.

  21. cmdrsmooth says: May 11, 2012 10:28 AM

    What a shame. Jets are the most compelling team in sports.

  22. wjc2480 says: May 11, 2012 10:29 AM

    Good, they need to focus.

  23. dugganmt says: May 11, 2012 10:45 AM

    I think after “Bounty Gate” no NFL coach wants cameras in his meeting rooms.

  24. chalkruz1989 says: May 11, 2012 10:46 AM

    I wouldn’t mind seeing a team such as the Houston Texans or even the Oakland Raiders. It would benefit the NFL to use a team that might not be the most high-profile. I foresaw this coming, teams are finding the situation to be very intrusive and huge distraction. They should do weekly hard knocks and include multiple teams, garner more attention maybe.

  25. bunkmcnulty says: May 11, 2012 10:46 AM

    Damn, I hate the Jets but I wanted this. It adds to circus that then becomes uncontrolable for old Rexy.

    I would have watched every episode. It would be quite interesting having Tebow (I’m guessing still a virgin) AC who can’t even name all his children in the same episode. Who knows, maybe those two could have been roomies.

    The episodes would have only confirmed the laughing stock that is the Jets under Rex. That I will miss.

  26. nyjalleffingday says: May 11, 2012 11:05 AM

    Everyone could pretend they wouldn’t watch, but lets face it; you’d set your DVR’s and tune in, too.

  27. neilnixon says: May 11, 2012 11:10 AM

    What about the Saints? What could be better?

  28. hedleykow says: May 11, 2012 12:23 PM

    My vote goes to the COLTS. What could be more humorous than watching Irsay ham it up day after day while pretending that he isn’t drunk.

  29. moondog7 says: May 11, 2012 12:45 PM

    Every team should have a show like this every year. Even if it is just shown in their home market. Fans would eat it up getting to know the players on a more personal level.

    Imagine NFL network showing something besides the 10 greatest comebacks 15 times a day when its not football season. I think it would increase viewership a ton. So you have a camera around showing stuff its not like your giving away your playbook. Shows like 24/7 and hard knocks are a good hype machine and a good watch.

  30. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: May 11, 2012 12:57 PM

    The Bengals went 10-6 after being on Hard Knocks. I don’t think the cameras being there hurts anything. In fact, it probably makes players push even harder.

  31. tonyugoh says: May 11, 2012 1:06 PM

    Put the Broncos on, Peyton coming back from injury, Tebowmania being over, Elway running the front office, Von Miller is an up-and-coming star. It’ll never happen since Peyton is so secretive but I can dream, right?

  32. pastabelly says: May 11, 2012 3:11 PM

    The Jets act has been played. Time for something new and not another sequel even though it’s always fun hearing Ryan predict that they are going to win the Super Bowl. I’d rather see the mess that is the Saints. But the league would never allow it. Joe Vitt’s got a bit of Ryan in him too.

  33. billhicks666 says: May 11, 2012 3:45 PM

    “A return of the Jets would be appointment viewing that would drive fans to subscribe to HBO.”

    Only if they’re mentally challenged.

  34. skinsrock says: May 11, 2012 3:48 PM

    Well there goes the “R” rating.

  35. urcrap says: May 11, 2012 3:57 PM

    They should take the show to the Saints but rename it Bad Karma *

  36. bglover82 says: May 11, 2012 4:10 PM

    Tennessee Titans?

  37. Corey W. says: May 11, 2012 8:47 PM

    It is a really interesting show, but a negative stigma has developed around it. Now every team thinks it would be a distraction and paint a target on their backs. The only teams that will consider doing it are below average teams that are looking to build interest in their team. Jaguars would be perfect.

  38. peepeetoucher says: May 12, 2012 12:39 AM

    mushroommike says: May 11, 2012 9:37 AM

    The Jets were so desperate to appear on the show. It really was pretty sad.

    This comment doesn’t make any sense. If they were so desperate and sad to appear on the show, then why would they turn it down?

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