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Rex didn’t know Jets were out of “Hard Knocks” running

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Word broke a few days ago that the Jets won’t be the subject of the 2012 edition of Hard Knocks.  As of Saturday, Jets coach Rex Ryan hadn’t gotten the memo.

Whatever,” Ryan said when asked about it, according to Justin Tasch of the New York Daily News.  “This is news to me, so that’s fine.”

Ryan reportedly was opposed to doing it for a second time in three years.  Owner Woody Johnson reportedly wanted to do it.

“It doesn’t matter to me,” Ryan said.  “We’re getting ready to get our team ready to play the 2012 season.”

G.M. Mike Tannenbaum created the impression that the Jets had no role in the decision.  “That’s going to be something the league decides,” Tannenbaum said. “All I can tell you is the experience we had with them was great.  They were real pros, the people from HBO. . . .  It was a great experience for us.”

It was a great experience for the fans and the media, too.  Given the crazier-than-usual nature of the 2012 offseason, there are only a small handful of teams that are perfectly suited for Hard Knocks duty:  the Jets, the Saints, the Broncos, and the Colts.  Maybe the Redskins.  If it’s none of those five, there’s really no point in doing it.

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19 Responses to “Rex didn’t know Jets were out of “Hard Knocks” running”
  1. truthhurtstoo says: May 13, 2012 7:57 AM

    This isn’t the first time Wrecks was caught flat footed…. or with his foot in his mouth

  2. ihateravens says: May 13, 2012 8:04 AM

    Of course Rex didn’t know. He didn’t know he had locker room issues last year. Too busy thinking about feet. Rex will be run out of town within the next 2 years. Even NY won’t be able to stand his lack of football leadership.

  3. rtk23 says: May 13, 2012 8:15 AM

    No point in doing it? Just cause its not one of 4 or 5 teams? Ummm, speak for yourself.

  4. mikebe1 says: May 13, 2012 8:17 AM

    False. 49ers r perfect

  5. sterilizecromartie says: May 13, 2012 8:21 AM

    Given the crazier-than-usual nature of the 2012 offseason, there are only a small handful of teams that are perfectly suited for Hard Knocks duty: the Jets, the Saints, the Broncos, and the Colts. Maybe the Redskins. If it’s none of those five, there’s really no point in doing it.
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    Huh? I agree that those teams are probably the most captivating, but I’d watch pretty much any team that chose to do it. It’s great TV.

  6. vincentbojackson says: May 13, 2012 9:10 AM

    When told the Jets would not be on Hard Knocks, Rex’s response was “whatever”?

    Guy shows his frustration in the same manner as a 13 year old girl.

  7. grbigblue says: May 13, 2012 9:10 AM

    Say what you will about the Rex but the Jets on hard knocks is good tv. I hope they find a way to get them on. And I am a Giants fan.

  8. watermelon1 says: May 13, 2012 9:14 AM

    “we’re getting our team ready to play the 2012 season?” Doesn’t he mean they’re getting the team ready to win the super bowl again?

  9. oaklandmojo says: May 13, 2012 9:23 AM

    Tebow is upset.

  10. realitypolice says: May 13, 2012 9:26 AM

    Hilarious.

    One guy says he didn’t want to do it, but didn’t know they weren’t. One guy says he wants to do it. One guy says they have no say in the matter.

    What a Gong Show of an organization.

  11. royhobbs39 says: May 13, 2012 9:39 AM

    Not a big fan of the team, but what about the 49ers? It seems like the show was made for Harbaugh. And what about the relationship with Smith? It seems like he should not be too upset about the Manning thing, but he is a QB afterall…

  12. mikefrommars says: May 13, 2012 9:58 AM

    I would be interested in the Seahawks or Bills as well. Seattle has Flynn and Jackson battling for the QB spot, with Wilson coming in as a rookie. They also have a dynamic coach.

    The Bills are building with the keep our guys approach mostly, but the addition of Super Mario adds some real interest. Not to mention Vince Young fighting to save his career. SJ is a character as well.

  13. pisano says: May 13, 2012 10:07 AM

    That’s just one of many things Rex doesn’t know, including he has a big mouth that he should keep closed, and also he doesn’t have a QB capable of being a winner in the NFL.

  14. emperor83 says: May 13, 2012 10:11 AM

    There’s alot of things Rex doesn’t know.

    How to coach a football team
    How to keep his mouth shut
    How to get to a Super Bowl

  15. folkcrusader says: May 13, 2012 10:49 AM

    I think limiting “Hard Knocks” to being successful with only a few teams is very shortsighted. There are tons of potential stories in the NFL, tons of interesting coaches and FO guys.

    The teams you mention would be interesting for obvious reasons, but who wouldn’t want to be a fly on the wall in the Raiders organization this past year? Tell me Carolina isn’t wondering how they get the team better to help a young and dynamic Cam Newton? Any NFL team could be a great story.

    The problem is no smart team would do it. It’s a distraction for the team and even worse competitively it just provides information and insight to other teams. Its a great show for us fans, not so much for the teams.

  16. pftbillsfan says: May 13, 2012 10:56 AM

    Disagree, how about the Bills, or Lions? Both franchises are relevant again and the Lions have Suh who may just I don’t know committ aggravated assault

  17. Michael says: May 13, 2012 11:00 AM

    Only 5 teams are even mildly entertaining to you? Seems a little narrow minded, even for you, no?

  18. kappy32 says: May 14, 2012 4:29 AM

    Would’ve been GREAT TV. Watching the Jets implode during Rex Ryan’s final training camp as head coach would’ve been priceless to watch.

  19. jetfanfolife says: May 15, 2012 6:10 AM

    emperor83 says:May 13, 2012 10:11 AM

    There’s alot of things Rex doesn’t know.

    How to coach a football team

    How to keep his mouth shut
    How to get to a Super Bowl

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    You should like Ryan because you can’t keep your mouth shut either. Do us all a favor and get rid of that computer of yours because you’re useless with it.

    And if you’re a Pats fan your team only knows how to get to a superbowl by cheating.

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