Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Rex Ryan against Jets return to 'Hard Knocks'

HBO has approached the New York Jets hoping that ratings-maker Tim Tebow's new team will once again be featured on the reality series but the network has run into brick wall named Rex Ryan.

Sources have told Fox Sports that owner Woody Johnson has made it clear he wants to see his team back on the HBO show.  Now, the out-spoken head coach has come out and said he is against the project.

Never mind the MetLife blimp, are those pigs I see flying over MetLife Stadium?

Ryan, according to sources, doesn't want a carnival-like atmosphere surrounding his players after last season's locker room dysfunction and late-season collapse.  Now along comes Tebow and a quarterback controversy— Ringling Brothers has nothing on this group.

Ryan's foul mouth and his band of outsiders made the first training camp documentary a big hit and Johnson seems to like the notoriety.

It looks like Johnson believes all the attention the cable show brings is a wild cat victory for the Jets— who still play little brother to the New York Giants in the Meadowlands.  They started to get headlines by trading for Tebow and a return to "Hard Knocks" might wipe some more of the sheen off of the Giants' Lombardi Trophy this summer.

HBO originally wanted Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos to be on the show, but they declined.

If Ryan gets his way, HBO has interest in featuring both the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens to focus on the the team's tough-as-nails coaches, brothers Jim and Jim Harbaugh.

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