Football fans are going to continue to get a behind-the-scenes taste of the NFL, as sources close to negotiations have said HBO has decided on the latest team to be featured in its "Hard Knocks" series, the New York Times reports.
Cameras this year will be in the training camp of the New York Jets. In previous years, "Hard Knocks" has taken viewers into training camp for other teams, including the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Jets were a playoff team in 2009, making it all the way to the AFC championship game. The team’s stars include the recently acquired running back LaDanian Tomlinson, quarterback Mark Sanchez and colorful coach Rex Ryan.
One player, linebacker Bart Scott, expressed skepticism about the cameras invading training camp.
Scott told the New York Times, "I want training camp to remain pure and original. I want people to behave the way they normally behave. We all have our part in expanding the game, and I understand that. But I don’t like environments that are forced.”