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Thursday, August 12, 2010


"Does it matter that Revis is not here?"
"God damn...he's pretty fucking good!"
"But you know what ain't about one's about leading the league in fucking wins on defense!"

After watching the opening of Hard Knocks 2010 with the New York Jets I knew that they hit a gold mine with head coach Rex Ryan. The guy is about as straight a shooter as you can get and he is pretty fucking funny. I don't even like the Jets but after listening to Big Rex you can not help but want to run through a brick wall for him. The guy knows how to communicate with his players and his coaches. It isn't coach speak. It's straight up honesty. He told one of his coaches that one of the undrafted rookies in camp just flat out "sucks." This is something you would read here on SportsCrack. You don't expect to hear that shit from coaches especially when they know they are being taped.

And that is what makes this year's Hard Knocks so much better than the previous seasons. Rex is a loud mouth know it all and doesn't give a shit what other people think other than his team. His team has taken on that persona. LB Bart Scott called QB Mark Sanchez a "nacho." Sanchez replied back that nachos aren't even real Mexican food. Are you fucking kidding me? They could never get away with this stuff on basic cable much less network television which is why HBO is the perfect home for it. It's uncensored.

You also get a little insight from the general manager's perspective on the Darrelle Revis holdout. He makes it known Revis is under contract and exchanges pleasantries with his agent over the phone while nearly pulling out his hair. Then he goes to meet Revis in a secret location called "Roscoes" fried chicken or some shit like that. He leaves the meeting more frustrated and you can almost see his realization that a contract might not get done is becoming more a reality unless he budges and gives Revis top money. Usually I side with ownership/management in these cases when a player is under contract and is failing to report to camp but I think Revis has a great argument. He is without a doubt one of the best defensive players in the NFL if not the absolute best and he deserves to be paid like one. One hit on the practice field could be the end of your career and football players are like gladiators. You have to get your money while you are still hot or the next thing you know you are limping around with a popped up collar, hiked up shorts and an incredible leather face like Joe Namath.

In short you owe it to yourself to watch Hard Knocks 2010 on HBO. If you don't have HBO try it out for a month just to see the show. It's that good and entertaining. And if you hate Rex Ryan because he's a walking slobbier living version of Sam Kinison I can almost guarantee that you will be rooting for him and the Jets after watching Hard Knocks. It's fucking funny assholes so go ahead and watch it and thank me later.

And oh yeah, F-u-c-k the J-E-T-S.

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