HBO is known for having a lot of interesting shows on television, which gives them an edge in ratings. HBO has been doing a show for the past few years called “Hard Knocks,” which follows various National Football League teams through training camp. “Hard Knocks” is a great HBO series for anyone who is a football fan and, of course, there is always drama.
According to New Jersey Online, HBO aired the new “Hard Knocks” series this week, featuring the New York Jets during training camp. The first episode of the series was basically centered on player Darrelle Revis, who is currently in holdout status. The majority of the first episode showed head coach Rex Ryan defending the Jets’ position with Revis, and there were a lot of expletives used during his statements. The episode showed how the team was moving on with or without Revis, and it also showed the negotiations that were being made with Revis.
The initial episode of the series revealed a lot of things about the Jets we might not have known before. The first thing the first episode of “Hard Knocks” showed us was that Ryan is not someone to back down from a situation. The Revis situation is all about money, and Ryan knows Revis is not worth what he is asking to be paid. Revis might be a great player in the NFL, but he is making very greedy demands. The episode of course featured Ryan thinking his team is better than the other teams in the League. Ryan is a very arrogant person who is willing to say what he thinks whether it is true or not. Mark Sanchez, Jets quarterback, also was shown on the show to have very good hands. Sanchez was going around making catches with just one hand, which is pretty impressive, and just shows how well he trains for the team.
We also learned other various things about the team during the first episode, such as that the men are ready to win. The team seems to be in good spirits, and obviously they think they are one of the best teams in the NFL. The Jets are one of the most self-centered teams in the League, and they seem to think they are better than everyone else. We learned they all have an ego and are not afraid to tell people just how amazing they are.
We also had to see a player getting cut during training camp, which, no matter who you are, it is not pretty. It always is terrible when you see someone losing his job because he is either not good enough or just not what the team is looking for. Mike Tannenbaum, who is the general manager of the team, was filmed a lot during the first episode also. Tannenbaum was shown being very proud of the trade the team made to get Santonio Holmes, who was making great progress on the team.
I do not think the team’s current predicament with Revis will impact their coming football season. The situation with Revis is a distraction, but it seems like most people have been able to move beyond the situation and get ready for football season. When you have a player who is a holdout, it is always going make the media give your team more attention. It seems as though everyone on the team just wants to get back to playing football, regardless of whether Revis is there on the team or not. I think the team will be able to overcome the distraction and will be able to go out there and get the job done. The team seems like they are over the Revis situation, and that they think they will win no matter what. I think that it might be a distraction right now, but, once football season starts, everyone will move on and come together to win games.
New Jersey Online Staff, ‘Hard Knocks’ Jets Episode 1: ‘I feel like a failure’, New Jersey Online