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Jets Will Be Last Team Featured On HBO's Hard Knocks For At Least One More Year

Fairly unsurprising but still disappointing news came on Friday when HBO Sports and NFL Films announced that it won't not be producing a fresh season of 'Hard Knocks' this year. It's fairly incredible really that any team allows HBO to document their training camp. I mean, obviously the show's producers have established a solid reputation for not airing anything that would put a team at a competitive disadvantage. But still, there's 31 other teams that are not distracted by camera crews and interview sessions.

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Obviously the New York Jets did just fine in 2010 after participating last summer; and the free advertising and exposure for the franchise and its personalities is a nice perk. Maybe Rex Ryan wore out his welcome over the course of the season with his bold predictions, but it was sure as hell entertaining and captivating when we got our first real taste of the new head coach that players seemed to love to play for yet had never been trusted to lead a team previously.

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The cancellation this season is understandably linked to the unique circumstances of this offseason.

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"The uncertainty of the NFL’s summer schedule and the incredibly expedited timetable this month made it impractical for a team to commit," the two parties said in the release.

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Something tells me the show will be back next year in a big way, but for now, we'll have to settle for some profanity-laden re-runs from last year's camp.

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