Jets still in the mix for Hard Knocks

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When last we left the search for the featured team on this season of HBO’s Hard Knocks, the Falcons had passed on an opportunity to be on the show.

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, there are still a handful of teams under consideration for the show. It’s no surprise to learn that the Jets are one of those teams. They were already featured on the 2010 season of the show, of course, when they drew lots of attention to the show thanks to Rex Ryan’s outspoken personality and the Darrelle Revis holdout. Ryan’s still there, Revis could be headed for another contract showdown and now Tim Tebow is in the mix to make things even more likely to generate ratings.

Ryan hasn’t seemed as enthused about the idea of a return engagement, but owner Woody Johnson has made no secret of his interest in another spin on the merry-go-round. General Manager Mike Tannenbaum has also come out against a second HBO visit to training camp, but it seems that there hasn’t been any move to take the Jets out of the running to this point.

Mehta’s report didn’t mention any of the other teams under consideration. The Jaguars have expressed interest in being on the show, which HBO would like to nail down as soon as possible so that they can begin filming material for the show during the June minicamp.

19 responses to “Jets still in the mix for Hard Knocks

  1. Every team in the NFL should be on it every year – Mandatory – Just hire more editors and make more episodes.

  2. broncos. follow the biggest free agent signing in history during his come-back from injury.

  3. Everyone knows all the Jets stories, how about mixing in an actual likeable team that people can learn about, for instance, say the Bills. Huge free agent aquisitions, a team on the rise, the character of a guy like Stevie, and the the incredible story of Fred Jacksons rise to greatness. ESPN will tell you all you need to know about the big market teams, it’s time for the small market guys to get some love.

  4. The Broncos, Raiders, Redskins, Saints, Packers, Ravens, Dolphins, Rams, would be interesting as well. It’s about personalities.

  5. At first the thought of the Jets was a great idea. the more I think about it the less I want it. I cant take more Tim Tebow coverage. the rest of the team is very interesting, and I hate the Jets.

  6. I would like to see the Eagles get on it, but Andy Reid is the most boring coach in the game and people despise Vick so HBO would lose viewers.

    That being said, I kinda want to see the Panthers.
    Cam Newton is a exciting young star, Steve Smith is is pretty cool, Ron Rivera seems interesting, watching Thomas Davis recover from three ACLs…

    It’s a young up-and-coming team that people don’t know much about. I would watch.

  7. To end all this “who should be/wants to be” BS about Hard Knocks, Goodell should institute a policy in place that says whoever finishes with X draft slot (say a pick between 15-20) will be the team that will be featured on Hard Knocks. SB teams should be exempt and you dont want a garbage team on there. That way us fans will know who will be featured as soon as the season ends.

  8. The Dolphins/Jaguars should be begging to be on the show so they can maybe churn up some interest and sell tickets.

    A first look at the Post-Al Davis Raiders would be neat as well as Carolina. The Rams have turned their roster upside down and so I don’t think they’d wanna do it year 1 of Fisher’s reign but they would be a good one too.

  9. The Redskins would be good. There’s a lot of pressure on them do play well with all the moves they’ve made in the last two years. I’d watch it, but I wouldn’t care if it wern’t them. Doesn’t really matter to me. Besides, there’s going to be a “Hard Knocks curse” right behind Madden soon eough.

  10. theralph2012:

    Yep, Bills are certainly on the rise. Nearly 1 1/2 decades since they last won a playoff game, and finished off the last half of last season with a bang!

  11. I would like to see the 49er’s on it as they would have been great last year but Harbaugh isn’t the type to broadcast any of his teams preps.

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