New developments on the rough-and-tumble "Hard Knocks" front.
That's a shame for anyone with access to a television. A direct pipeline to the inner worlds of Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and Co. sounds, well, unbeatable, but HBO has a (secret) backup plan ready to roll.
Two other possibilities have emerged:
• The Atlanta Falcons are a "strong candidate," a source told ESPN.com's Rich Cimini. Zero drama compared to the Jets, but a compelling pick on another level. Matt Ryan and the talented Falcons are struggling to get over the hump in the NFC, facing a fair amount of pressure from an antsy fan base -- that makes for good TV.