Mike Francesa ranted about the New York Jets in his latest podcast episode on BetRivers Network about how the team shouldn’t let HBO’s «Hard Knocks» into their building to document training camp.
But Francesa didn’t acknowledge that the Jets have already said they don’t want cameras at their facility and, worse, HBO supposedly has the authority to force the team to participate this offseason.
During his tirade on the matter, the longtime host of sports radio show WFAN said it would be a «colossal mistake» if the Jets allowed HBO into the building.
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«If the Jets are thinking about [‘Hard Knocks’] in this season, with what they’re hoping to accomplish, with what they’re going to be dealing with in terms of attention, this is already, to me, a colossal mistake by the owners, the general manager, the head coach, whoever stepped in on this,» he said.
«If you’ve decided to open up your training ground and development time this year to ‘Hard Knocks’, you’re complete fools. That’s the worst thing you can do right now.»
But Jets head coach Robert Saleh has expressed disinterest in HBO coming to Florham Park, New Jersey.
THE JETS ARE NOT INTERESTED IN BEING ON HBO’S ‘HARD KNOCKS,’ BUT THE NFL COULD STILL FORCE THEM
«I know there are a number of teams that would love to have ‘Hard Knocks’ in their building. We’re just not one of them,» he said in June, according to The New York Post.
Pro Football Talk, the outlet that initially reported the league was interested in featuring the Jets as its «Hard Knocks» subject, added to its report, saying the NFL «will not listen to preferences» of the Jets.
The Jets meet criteria that don’t allow them to turn down HBO’s desire to film their training camp practices, preseason games and behind-the-scenes meetings, according to multiple reports. The New Orleans Saints, the Washington Commanders and the Chicago Bears are also in that bubble.
But it’s clear that none of those other teams have the top storylines that would appeal to an audience compared to the Jets, and the main reason for that is a man named Aaron Rodgers.
For the first time in his career, Rodgers will play for a different team after making his intentions clear this offseason that he wanted to play for the Jets. The Green Bay Packers finally agreed and traded him to the Jets to completely alter the franchise’s trajectory for this season.
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They are a true Super Bowl contender with him at the center.
Obviously, the NFL world would love an all-access pass to Rodgers’ development with the Jets, as well as the team’s new offensive direction with Nathaniel Hackett meeting the four-time MVP quarterback in New York.
“They don’t need advertising. They will have to reject them; They are going to get a lot of media attention,” added Francesa.
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While that’s true, Mike, they won’t be allowed to turn down HBO even if they want to.