If Vegas were handing out odds on which team will appear on HBO's "Hard Knocks" this summer, the New York Jets would be taken off the board at this point.
The team was featured in the last installment of the Emmy Award-winning documentary series, which aired in five parts leading up to the start of the 2010 season.
Asked about the chances of Gang Green making another star turn, team owner Woody Johnson told the Newark Star-Ledger on Monday "we have yet to receive a formal invitation." He didn't deny informal talks, but said the team "would look at" doing the show again.
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BTW....Hard Knocks, bad idea! Been there, done that for the NYJ! Focus on what's important...building chemistry & winning games #nyj- Damien Woody (@damienwoody) April 2, 2012
Johnson added that appearing in "Hard Knocks" in 2010 "yielded nothing but positives," alluding to the fact the Jets started that season 9-2 and eventually reached the AFC Championship Game.
That was a different Jets team, however, unblemished by the scars of a dysfunctional and unsuccessful 2011 campaign. Having a bunch of hi-def cameras and boom mics catching every exchange between Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow sounds like a lot of fun for us, the premium cable viewer, but is more publicity what the Jets need right now?
That's the decision the team faces. Of course, judging by their recent history, this probably won't be much of a decision at all. The Jets will be ready for their close-up.